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Shooting For Socrates


PUBLISHED: 8th June 2016
ANNOTATION:
November 1985, and the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the insanity. Whilst politicians argue over the peace process, there's only one thing on young Tommy's football-mad mind - the forthcoming World Cup, where tiny Northern Ireland will take on the mighty Brazil. For the South American giants it's just another step on the path to inevitable global domination, yet for Northern Ireland, and young Tommy, it's the biggest game of their lives. They are two countries that couldn't seem further apart: Northern Ireland, with its Orange men and Republican kerbstones, the Rev'd Ian Paisley and Fergal Sharkey; and Brazil with its carnival, its Samba, with Pel? and the 'beautiful game'. On the football field, eccentric Northern Ireland coach Billy Bingham (they call him Mr FIFA - "a fee for this and a fee for that") must plug together a bunch of misfits and third divisioners...
Shooting For Socrates
Mild themes and coarse language

Mild themes and coarse language

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PUBLISHED: 8th June 2016
ANNOTATION:
November 1985, and the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the insanity. Whilst politicians argue over the peace process, there's only one thing on young Tommy's football-mad mind - the forthcoming World Cup, where tiny Northern Ireland will take on the mighty Brazil. For the South American giants it's just another step on the path to inevitable global domination, yet for Northern Ireland, and young Tommy, it's the biggest game of their lives. They are two countries that couldn't seem further apart: Northern Ireland, with its Orange men and Republican kerbstones, the Rev'd Ian Paisley and Fergal Sharkey; and Brazil with its carnival, its Samba, with Pel? and the 'beautiful game'. On the football field, eccentric Northern Ireland coach Billy Bingham (they call him Mr FIFA - "a fee for this and a fee for that") must plug together a bunch of misfits and third divisioners...

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November 1985, and the troubled streets of Belfast are torn up by rioting yet again. In amongst the angry mob, we find nine year old Tommy, nonchalantly dribbling a ball through the insanity. Whilst politicians argue over the peace process, there's only one thing on young Tommy's football-mad mind - the forthcoming World Cup, where tiny Northern Ireland will take on the mighty Brazil. For the South American giants it's just another step on the path to inevitable global domination, yet for Northern Ireland, and young Tommy, it's the biggest game of their lives. They are two countries that couldn't seem further apart: Northern Ireland, with its Orange men and Republican kerbstones, the Rev'd Ian Paisley and Fergal Sharkey; and Brazil with its carnival, its Samba, with Pel? and the 'beautiful game'. On the football field, eccentric Northern Ireland coach Billy Bingham (they call him Mr FIFA - "a fee for this and a fee for that") must plug together a bunch of misfits and third divisioners...

Tagline

Beauty comes first. Victory is secondary. What matters is joy.

Product Details

Genre
Drama, Comedy
Format
DVD
Rating
PG
Run Time
88
Publisher
Madman Entertainment
Region
4
Director
James Erskine
Cast
Art Parkinson, Nico Mirallegro, Conleth Hill, John Hannah, Bronagh Gallagher, Stephen Hagan, Richard Dormer, Aaron McCusker, Sergio Mur, Barry Ward, Gerard Jordan, Kristy Robinson, Chris Patrick-Simpson, Maggie Cronin, Ciarán McMenamin
Year
2016
Number of Discs
1
Rating Advice
Mild Themes And Coarse Language
Production Year
2014
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Aspect Ratio Detail
16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen, Full Height Anamorphic
Dubbing Language
English
Primary Audio
Dolby Digital 5.1
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