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Shooting for Socrates

Shooting for Socrates
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: James Erskine
  • Cast: Richard Dormer, John Hannah, Art Parkinson
  • UK release: 12 June 2015

Real-life tale of the Northern Ireland football team in the run-up to its 1986 World Cup match against Brazil, following football-mad youngster Tommy (Parkinson) and the rest of his community as they cheer on their team and its optimistic and opportunistic manager Billy Bingham (Hannah). A charming celebration of the beautiful game.

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Shooting for Socrates

1 Jun 20153 stars

Charming comedy which sees a community unite over their love of football

James Erskine's endearing film may play out against the tumultuous backdrop of mid-80s Northern Ireland, but its focus is the real-life journey of the national football team to the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico, where they face the might of Brazil…

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