ComedyWhen Phil Cope (Malcolm Terris), the manager of the England football team, suffers a heart attack during the qualifying rounds of the World Cup, the Football Association opts to replace him with Norwich FC manager Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson). Followed everywhere he goes by a documentary crew, Bassett gets off to a rocky start when his boys lose to Poland, and he doesn't fare much better in games against Belgium and Slovenia. The press are against him, and the country as a whole seems to have little hope for the national team, but can Bassett do the impossible and turn the lads' game around?
DocumentaryEngland 1990: football was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out.Then there was Italia 90 - The World Cup - a shot at redemption. But this was no ordinary World Cup and no ordinary time. Over six short weeks Sir Bobby Robson and his band of brothers united a nation, coming within a heart beat of reaching the World Cup Final. Narrated by Gary Oldman, featuring match action - from the cool finishing of Lineker to the silky skills of Gazza - and previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage, this is the definitive story of England's greatest adventure on foreign soil... so far.
Action & AdventureIn Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
DramaDirected by Academy-Award winner Ron Howard (Apollo 13), written by Academy-Award nominee Peter Morgan (Last King of Scotland), and starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor ), Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) and Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy). Rush is the fast-paced, action-packed and exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the sport of Formula One has ever witnessed - James Hunt versus Niki Lauda and their illustrious Formula 1 racing teams, McLaren versus Ferrari.
Action & AdventureGumball 3000 Coast to Coast is a high speed action packed adventure full of high jinx antics filmed during the 8 days of the 2009 Gumball Rally from Los Angeles to Miami. From 'sandal skating on the freeway' to wild penthouse parties this road trip offers viewers a unique passenger ride experience on the worlds most exclusive road trip. Featuring over 100 amazing supercars; including a gold-plated $1.8 million Bugatti Veyron, custom Rolls Royce Phantoms, the world's fastest production car, the SSC Aero, the latest Nissan GT-R, Maximillion's ultra rare Jaguar XJ220S and more Ferraris, McLaren SLR's, Aston Martins, Bentleys and Lamborghinis than you've ever seen before! So buckle up alongside NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman, MTV Dirty Sanchez's Matt Pritchard, the fire breathing Fuel Girls, Cypress Hill s DJ Muggs, rock band A
DramaAdonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood; so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo - the fierce rival who became his closet friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. With Rocky in his corner, it isn't long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title. But can he develop not on
DramaRocky Balboa is a struggling Philadelphia boxer who is scorned by his gym's owner, patronized by a loan shark and rebuffed by a shy 'plain-Jane', whose butcher brother keeps engineering a romantic match. Rocky would have remained in this rut had not heavyweight champion Apollo Creed come up with the Bicentennial gimmick to give a chance for a 'nobody' to become a 'somebody'. The "Italian Stallion" trains earnestly and goes the distance...against all odds!
ComedyFootball-mad Jess is 18, smart, beautiful and can bend a ball better than any boy she knows. She's set her heart on playing for a top women's footie team, but there's one problem: her strict parents want her to settled or with a nice Indian boy and learn how to cook! Flying in the face of her parents' disapproval, Jess and her best mate Jules make a name for themselves in the Beautiful Game, but then love rears its head for them both in the form of their fit (in more ways than one) coach Joe.
DocumentaryRonaldo: Filmed over 14 months with unprecedented access into the inner circle of the man and the sport, this is the first official and fully authorized film of one of the most celebrated figures in soccer. For the first time ever, the world gets vividly candid and unparalleled, behind-closed-doors access to the footballer, father, family man and friend in this moving and fascinating documentary. Through in-depth conversations, state-of-the-art soccer footage and never-before-seen archival footage, the film gives an astonishing insight into the sporting and personal life of triple Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo at the peak of his career. From the makers of Senna and Amy, Ronaldo takes audiences on an intimate and revealing journey of what it's like to live as an iconic athlete in the eye of the storm.
SportsMotorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses and tractors, roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls, unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body. It is a sport that has claimed many lives over the years – and continues to do so to this day. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Road is the heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Robert and Joey Dunlop are quiet men from a rural village in Northern Ireland - but racers who risked everything to win. Robert’s sons, William and
SportsWimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Björn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end - run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne. 'Borg vs. McEnroe' is a story about the price of success. How the world’s two best tennis players, already in their early twenties, are imprisoned by their own careers. Two athletes constantly reduced to each other’s opposites by a commercialised tennis industry: the cartoonish "Ice Borg" and "Superbrat". Two rivals who, during Wimbledon 1980, are forced to realise that the only person capable of understanding what they
DocumentaryTest cricket is the purest form of the second most popular sport on earth. It is steeped in tradition, history, heroes and legend. But challenged by its shorter, sexier and more commercial cousin, Twenty 20, it risks falling into obscurity. To unravel the complex reasons why the game’s leaders seem unwilling to save Test Cricket, two friends from opposite ends of the social scale, Old Etonian Sam Collins and larrikin Aussie Jarrod Kimber, embark on a journey across the cricketing empire. Along the way they befriend cricketer Eddie Cowan as he prepares to make his Test debut for Australia in from of 70,000 at The Melbourne Cricket Ground. As a story of deceit, incompetence and greed unfolds, it seems that whilst one man is preparing to live his dream, two others are trying to keep theirs from dying.Featuring Kevin
DocumentaryThere are those for whom the parameters of everyday life are not enough. Seeking thrills and adrenaline beyond the capacity of mainstream society, Life in Extremes documents three extraordinary individuals who risk everything to push their bodies and minds to the very limits: a wingsuit flyer (Halvor Angvik) leaping from cliff tops; a freediver (Guillaume Néry) who plunges into the ocean without oxygen; and an extreme cyclist (Gerhard Gulewicz) facing perilous conditions - all striving to reach the top of their sporting fields.
Discover how, and why, in a world increasingly bound by regulations, these individuals seek to reignite the primal forces of fear, danger and the most instinctive of emotion of all – survival. And once these boundaries are fractured, can life as the majority of us know it, ever be the same
DocumentaryConsidered by many to be one of the greatest athletes of all time, Sir Stanley Matthews’ footballing skill, sportsmanship and pioneering spirit placed him light years ahead of his time. A hero to fans of England, Stoke City, Blackpool and the beautiful game itself, across a stellar career spanning 35 years, that ended at the age of 50, Matthews, who never once entered the referee’s book, was the first ever recipient of the Ballon D’Or, the first winner of the Football of the Year Award, and latterly, the inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame. Yet, it was how he used his status as a global sports superstar, to defy the apartheid government of South Africa, and take football to the impoverished all-black townships of Johannesburg that truly secured his legend. With never-before-seen archive foot
DramaOscar-winners Sandra Bullock and Kathy Bates, and country singing star Tim McGraw headline this deeply moving adaptation of the Michael Lewis bestseller about a young man whose size and prowess playing American-style football help him attain an education in school and in life. Newcomer Quinton Aaron portrays the oversized teenager transformed from a homeless street kid to a star athlete through the kindness and charity of a dynamic woman (Bullock--Gravity) who offers him a stable home, a caring family and the opportunity to follow his dreams. Tim McGraw takes the role of the husband who discovers the boy's talent, and Kathy Bates (Misery) plays the young man's strict tutor in this riveting, heartfelt true story directed by John Lee Hancock
DocumentaryThis gripping documentary chronicles the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track and off, depicting a dynamic and complex public figure who could be both spiritual and ruthless, all while becoming a global superstar.
DramaFrom director Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Drama"Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale star in this inspirational and powerful true story of two brothers
who against all odds come together to train for a historic title fight that has the power to unite their fractured family and give their run-down town what it’s been waiting for: PRIDE. Struggling boxer Micky Ward has long been overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky, a local legend who is now battling his own demons. The explosive relationship of these brothers threatens to take them both down but at the heart of this story is a bond of blood that may just be their only chance of redemption."
Action & AdventureIn "Point Break," a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes–led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world's best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
ComedyAdam Sandler stars as Happy Gilmore in the over-the-top comedy that scores a hole in one for hilarity. After his dream of stardom on the hockey ice melts, Happy Gilmore discovers he has a gift that could bring him glory on the greens. Trouble is, with his hot head and hard-hitting drives, Happy doesn’t just play golf…he destroys it. With the help of a retired golfer (Carl Weathers) and hot publicist (Julie Bowen), can Happy perfect his game and tame his temper to win the tournament prize money? With unforgettable appearances by Bob Barker, Christopher McDonald and Kevin Nealon, this comedy favorite features non-stop laughs that are par for the course!
DramaWARRIOR tells the inspirational story of an estranged family that finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places…the MMA ring. Tommy Riordan (Tom Hardy), an ex-marine with a tragic past, returns home and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and former wrestling coach, to train him for “Sparta”, the biggest MMA tournament ever held. But when Tommy’s underdog brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), fights his way into the tournament, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart. What ensues is the most gut-wrenching, soul-stirring, and unforgettable battle of their lives.
Documentary22nd November 2003: The Rugby World Cup Final.
After six weeks of gruelling competition, England is battling reigning champions Australia. The two teams are inseparable after eighty minutes: the game drags deep into extra time with just two minutes left on the clock.
England rumble to within 40 yards of the post. The ball is sent spiralling back to Jonny Wilkinson, the golden boy of English rugby, in a split second he drop kicks for goal and a chance for sporting immortality….
From Director James Erskine (The Battle of the Sexes, Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist) and producer Victoria Gregory (Senna, Man on Wire) Building Jerusalem combines scintillating match action, extraordinary original interviews with the key players including Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, Martin Johnson and Matt Dawson,
DramaLife is a contact sport and football is life when three-time academy award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and a dynamic acting ensemble explore the fortunes of the Miami Sharks in Any Given Sunday. At the 50-year line of this gridiron cosmos is Al Pacino as Tony D'Amato, the embattled Sharks coach facing a full-on blitz of team strife plus a new, marketing-savvy sharks owner Cameron Diaz) who's sure Tony is way too old school. An injured quarterback (Dennis Quaid), a flashy, bull-headed backup qb (Jamie Foxx), a slithery team doctor (James Woods) and a running back with an incentive-laden contract (LL Cool J) also provide some of the stories that zigzag like diagrams in a playbook. and throughout, there's the awesome spectacle of motion, sound and action orchestrated by Stone.
DocumentaryWelcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of the life of heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Tyson: The Movie will take you on an incredible journey into the legendary boxer’s life, from his days as a teenage drug dealer and thief in New York to his meteoric rise to fame as the champion of the world and through to his shocking, outrageous decline. For the first time in history, and in his own words, this unparalleled extremist takes you deep into his gritty world of crime, drug addiction and violence. Labelled a "monster" by the media, you’ll witness Tyson fighting for his reputation and his very life while imprisoned for rape, tearing the ear off Evander Holyfield with his bare teeth and tasting painful defeat at the hands of Britain’s Lennox Lewis... The top of the world or the bottom of the ocean... there is
DocumentaryIn 2017 the fittest athletes on Earth took on the unknown and unknowable during four of the most intense days of competition in CrossFit Games history. “The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth” captures all the drama as top athletes resembling chiseled Grecian gods descend on Madison, Wisconsin, to face a series of trials. Hercules faced 12; they take on 13. Emotions run high as a throng of Australian athletes rise to the top. By the end of the competition, some learn tough lessons—that all that glitters isn’t gold, or even bronze—and some learn that they’re even stronger than they realized. The best among them enter the pantheon of CrossFit giants and earn the right to call themselves the “Fittest on Earth.”
DramaOakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane - with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) - develops a roster of misfits…and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played.
DramaEast meets West when Rocky takes on a vicious Soviet fighter who literally killed his last opponent! Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars in this war between nations, in which the only battle is fought in a boxing ring. Rocky Balboa (Stallone) proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. This time, Rocky's training regimen takes him to icy Siberia, where he prepares for a globally televised match in the heart of Moscow. But nothing can truly prepare him for what he's about to face - a powerfully charged fight to the finish, in which he must defend not only himself, but also the honor of his country!
ComedyLooking For Eric is the heart-warming and hilarious tale of downtrodden Eric (Steve Evets), a postman whose life is slipping through his fingers. That is until, with a little help from his family, his mates and, believe it or not, his hero Eric Cantona, he gets his life back on track. With a cast of familiar faces such as John Henshaw (The Royle Family), Gerard Kearns (Shameless), Justin Moorhouse (Phoenix Nights) and Eric Cantona as himself. Looking for Eric will put a big smile on your face and restore your faith in the power of the human spirit.
DocumentaryThe Italia ’90 World Cup was a renaissance for English football, watched by millions of people across the UK. Its leading star was the young Paul Gascoigne - a player who had come to prominence with his hometown club Newcastle United and who now, upon England’s semi-final exit, captured the hearts of the nation. Gascoigne returned home to a hero’s welcome and became a superstar of international football. With his irrepressible spirit and extraordinary skills he was for a generation of players and fans the most captivating footballer they had ever seen. Gascoigne is the definitive story - in his own words - behind the inspired play on the pitch and the personal struggles and controversies off it. With revealing contributions from Gary Lineker, Jose Mourinho and Wayne Rooney, it tells one of sport’s most remarkab
Kids & FamilyThe Game Plan tells the story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A "serial bachelor," Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous, and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly sacked when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter (newcomer Madison Pettis) he never knew he had. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices, and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories, and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent Stella (Kyra Sedgwick). Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there's more to life than money, endorsements, and thousands of adorin
DramaAnthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro, a man who never let the dreams of youth fade. After a lifetime of perfecting his classic Indian motorcycle, Burt set off from the bottom of the world to test his bike at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. With all the odds against him, he set a new speed record and captured the spirit of his times. Burt Munro’s 1967 world record remains unbroken and his legend lives on today.
DramaRocky battles his most powerful adversary yet - the ferocious Clubber Lang (Mr. T) - in this hard-hitting actioner that comes out swinging with adventure, humor and emotionally charged human drama. For what may be the most exciting and fast-paced film in the series, Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars with explosive passion and intensity. As Rocky Balboa (Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn't be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang KOs Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the "Italian Stallion" has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With Creed's he
Kids & FamilyFrom Walt Disney Pictures, the studio that brought you The Princess Diaries, Ice Princess is a hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age story featuring popular teen star Michelle Trachtenberg (TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Eurotrip). Though she longs to become a graceful champion figure skater, gawky Casey Carlyle (Trachtenberg) has always been just a brainy high school misfit. And with a strong-willed mother (Joan Cusack -- Raising Helen) pushing her toward a top university, it seems as if she'll never get the chance to be like the elite skating prodigies she sees at the rink. But when Casey uses her head and follows her heart, she'll find herself transformed beyond her wildest dreams! Also starring Kim Cattrall, it's an uplifting and laugh-packed story your whole family will flip for!
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DocumentaryThe 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games were a grueling five-day, 15-event test to find the fittest man and woman on Earth. "Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness" follows the dramatic story of the top athletes who qualified and competed and offers an inside look at what it takes to be among the world's elite athletes, both in training and on the competition floor. The CrossFit Games challenge competitors to perform intense physical tasks, but the hardest part is sometimes mental. Athletes often learn the details of the events only minutes before they begin, and everyone handles the pressure differently. Which of these fierce competitors will rise to the top and earn the title of Fittest on Earth?
DramaA genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team's fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream, Friday Night Lights is "unforgettable and real!" (Larry King) Billy Bob Thornton stars in a true American story of how one legendary Texas town made hope come alive under the exhilarating glare of Friday Night Lights! "One of the greatest sports stories ever told" (Sports Illustrated) is now "one of the greatest sports movies ever made!" (Larry King)
ComedyWill Ferrell's trademark off-the-wall lunacy kicks in for a comedy sure to score big with the whole family! Phil Weston (Ferrell) is a mild-mannered suburban dad - who's suddenly transformed into a caffeine-fueled sports maniac when he becomes the coach of his son's unruly soccer team. But when the championship pits Phil's underdog team against the squad coached by his own domineering dad (Oscar® winner Robert Duvall), it's game on for the most uproarious mismatch of the season! Suit up for fun, Ferrell-style, with the comedy Ebert & Roeper give "Two Thumbs Up!"
DocumentaryUsain Bolt is a globally adored icon. He is a man who defines athletics, transcends sport, and embodies his homeland, a man whose signature lightning pose has become a symbol of inspiration for generations now and to come. He is a man we know from the track – his focus, his smile, his winning, and now I Am Bolt lets us see the real man behind the Triple Treble Olympic Gold Medals for the very first time. Usain shares unprecedented access to himself, welcoming us into his life as an Olympic & sporting legend, best friend, teammate, and son. Experience first-hand & close up what being Usain Bolt is really like - from his grueling training days with his incredible coach and sprint team, to competing on the global stage, much of which was shot by Usain himself. See how he overcomes major setbacks and challenges along the
DramaBased on a true story, and now digitally re-mastered to celebrate the 30th Anniversary since its original release, Chariots of Fire is the internationally acclaimed Oscar-winning drama of two very different men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross), is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and prove to the world that Jews are not inferior. The film crosscuts between each man's life as he trains for the competition, fueled by these very different desires. As compelling as the racing scenes are, it's really the depth of the two main characters that touches the viewer, as they forcefully drive home the theme that victory attai
DramaIn the aftermath of his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) attempts to lead a peaceful life with his new bride, Adrian (Talia Shire). The fame and fortune from the match soon runs scarce and to make ends meet, Rocky agrees to a re-match with Apollo.
DramaFrom Academy Award nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) and producers Working Title Films (The Theory Of Everything, Everest, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), comes the true story of the meteoric rise and fall of one of the most celebrated and controversial men in recent history, Lance Armstrong. Inspired by the award winning book “Seven Deadly Sins” by David Walsh, and featuring a stellar cast including Ben Foster (Lone Survivor), Chris O’Dowd (Calvary), Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), this tense and suspenseful thriller looks at how one of the greatest deceptions in the modern era was uncovered, while Armstrong convinced the world he was a hero through the most sophisticated doping program the sport had ever seen.
ComedyTom Cruise is a sports agent who suddenly discovers his scruples and promptly loses his job. But with the help of one loyal colleague and one outrageous client, Jerry Maguire learns that loving well is the best revenge. Co-starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger, Regina King and Bonnie Hunt.
DramaBased on the incredible true story of one of boxing's most charismatic and colourful champions, Bleed for This centres on Rhode Island native Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller), AKA "The Pazmanian Devil." When a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck and the prognosis that he may never walk again, Vinny teams with trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) and stages a triumphant return to the ring.
DocumentaryChasing Great follows All Black Rugby legend, Richie McCaw, through his final season as he attempts to guide New Zealand to an unprecedented, back-to-back double of World Cup victories.Woven through that final season, this astonishing documentary film tells the story of Richie’s life. With unique access to Richie and a remarkable family video archive, Chasing Great is the story of how a shy farm boy went on to become one the greatest and most respected Rugby Union players of all time. It takes the audience inside Richie’s world, that of a dedicated professional sportsman. What emerges is a very personal insight into high level competition, and a psychological profile of the mind of a champion.
SportsFrom his humble beginnings in his hometown of Sheffield, England, Steve Peat has established himself as one of the worlds most iconic cyclists. Peaty has been competing at the top level in his chosen sport of downhill mountain bike racing for the past 23 years, longer than the lifetime of many of his current competitors. Through 20 years of archival footage and photos and intimate interviews with Steve, his family, close friends and competitors, Won’t Back Down takes viewers on a captivating tour of the history of the sport of downhill mountain bike racing and offers a never-before-seen view into the life and legacy of this enduring icon.
Kids & FamilyBasketball superstar Michael Jordan and cartoon favorite Bugs Bunny team up with other basketball greats and Looney Tunes characters in this combination animated/live-action feature. Jordan must help the Looney Tunes gang with a basketball game against a group of outer space creatures whose plan, if they win, is to kidnap the Looney Tunes and take them to a failing intergalactic amusement park as the latest attraction. Also starring Academy Award-nominee Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation," "Charlie's Angels") and Wayne Knight (TV's "Seinfeld," "Rat Race"). Gene Shalit says this movie is "for adults, kids, teenagers, women, men, boys, girls, old folks, young folks, Jordan fans, Bill Murray fans, Wayne Knight fans and every Looney Tunes lover who wants to revel in Bugs Bunny and his pals at their looney tuniest."
Drama"If you build it, he will come." With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Also starring Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones, and Amy Madigan, Field of Dreams is an extraordinary and unforgettable experience that has moved critics and audiences like no other film of its generation. Field of Dreams is a glowing tribute to all who dare to dream.
DocumentaryA searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of professional skateboarding, brothers Tas and Ben Pappas' intense bond and charisma take them from the pinnacle of their sport into a spiralling world of self-destruction. All This Mayhem is the latest film from the producer of the award-winning documentaries Senna and Exit Through The Gift Shop.
DramaWHIP IT, the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore, stars Ellen Page (Juno) as Bliss, a rebellious Texan teen who throws in her small town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller-derby. Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollock) plays Bliss’ disapproving mother, while Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live) and Juliette Lewis (Old School) play roller-derby stars. Also starring Eve, Jimmy Fallon and Daniel Stern.
Documentary9.79* tells the fascinating story of the controversial 100 metre race at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where the scandalous tale of illegal substance abuse changed the world of athletics forever. Canadian Ben Johnson and the USA’s Carl Lewis had one of the greatest sporting rivalries of the 20th century, and their competition led to one of the most dramatic moments in Olympic history as Johnson took the gold medal but just hours later was stripped of his win after organisers announced he had tested positive for banned substances. For the first time, all eight 100m athletes and a number of other contemporaries reconstruct the race and the climate of the times - a fascinating period where steroid abuse became an open secret amongst athletes. With drug testing in its infancy and only performed at times
SportsIt was billed Mission Impossible, beating double World Champions New Zealand in a test series in their own back yard, a feat only done once before in the Lions' 129 year history. Few gave them a chance against the mighty All Blacks, not beaten at home since 2009 - a run of 47 matches and 2849 days. Yet the strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire and the 2017 Lions showed their mettle to draw the series and do the iconic jersey proud. Lions Uncovered tells the story of a team of rivals, the best of the best from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who came together with a single purpose under head coach Warren Gatland. Charting the tour in graphic detail, this is the inside account of how the Lions took on the most successful sports team in history 10,000 miles from home, against all odds. Witness the real life,
DramaFootball is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall's beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They'll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It's game day. Time to play till the whistle blows!
DocumentaryA cinematic and inspiring film charting one of the most amazing sports stories of our era: the meteoric rise of six working class boys from diverse backgrounds who came together to play for Manchester United Football Club, became the spine of the most lauded team in world football and who, throughout their period of unparalleled success, remained best mates. Capturing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of these six supremely talented young footballers, The Class of '92 brings David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes back together to tell the story and share their memories. With unprecedented access to all six players, The Class of '92 has new insights about each individual and this special period in British football. Includes fantastic archive footage and e
Sports'Kenny' tells the unique story of a man whose life and career have become entwined with the fortunes of his adopted city. Tragedy and triumph have been shared over more than thirty years, cementing Kenny Dalglish's place in the hearts of everyone who lives in the city. Known as 'The King', Kenny Dalglish was revered by fans during his time at Liverpool FC, where as a player and manager he won thirty trophies. However, arguably his greatest challenge came in the aftermath of Hillsborough, when he became a beacon of hope and strength in the fight for justice that followed. In 1985, following the Heysel Stadium disaster, Kenny was appointed Player-Manager of Liverpool Football Club. Already lionised for his feats on the pitch, this intensely private 34-year old was now the public face of Liverpool, making the leap from pl
DramaSoul Surfer is the incredible true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who lost her arm in a shark attack. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), she refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water. This inspiring film features an all-star cast, including Carrie Underwood in her film debut. Bethany’s feisty determination and unwavering faith lead her toward an adventurous comeback that gives her the power to turn her tragedy into hope for others.
ComedyInternationally renowned Kevin Costner stars as Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy, a former professional golfer bent on self-destruction--until a beautiful psychologist putts into his life and changes everything in this romantic comedy-drama.
DocumentaryIn 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia - a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions - the saviour of professional cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to destroy the sport. However, less than six years later, aged just 34, he died alone, in a cheap Italian hotel room. This film is not just about cycling but an emotional exploration of what drives athletes to compete; man versus mountain, athlete versus the system, Marco Pantani versus himself.
DramaLENNY MCLEAN (Josh Helman, Mad Max: Fury Road), a known associate of the Krays, was an East End icon, bouncer and enforcer at the centre of the unlicensed boxing world. Welcome to the no-holds-barred epic portrayal of his life, from a troubled and violent childhood to his early fighting years, exploring his loving but volatile relationships and bitter rivalry with Roy Shaw (UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping xXx: Return of Xander Cage), all culminating in his championship win to become: THE GUV’NOR. Starring Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), BAFTA winner Chanel Cresswell (This is England) and Oscar nominated John Hurt (V For Vendetta).
DocumentaryA unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, Mountain is a dazzling exploration of our obsession with mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Peaks were places of peril, not beauty. Why, then, are we now drawn to mountains in our millions? Mountain shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.
DramaInvincible is the inspiring true story of Vince Papale, an ordinary guy who, against extraordinary odds, gets a one-in-a-gazillion shot at living every sports fan's wildest fantasy. Like the city he lives in and his beloved hometown NFL team, the down-and-out Vince (Mark Walhberg, The Italian Job) has seen better days. But then the Philadelphia Eagles' new coach Dick Vermeil (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine) calls an unprecedented open tryout, and the 30-year-old bartender who never played college ball makes the cut. Now Vince needs every bit of his gritty, never-say-die attitude and enormous heart to survive in the high-stakes world of professional football. Heartfelt and triumphant, and filled with body-slamming NFL football action, Invincible will have you on your feet cheering for the scrappy underdog who helpe
ComedyTeenage rap sensation Bow Wow makes his feature film debut as an orphan boy named Calvin who lives out his dream of playing in the NBA—with a little help from a magical pair of sneakers! Soon after he laces up the mysterious high-tops, Calvin's amazing basketball skills land him a spot on the Los Angeles Knights team. In addition to hitting 25-foot jumpers and throwing down rim-rattling slam dunks, the small superstar sets his sights on another dream...having a family. But first he and his pals must defeat Bittleman, the orphanage headmaster trying to sabotage Calvin's career and dash his hopes of ever being adopted. Filled with high-flying fun and hilarious hijinks, Like Mike will have your whole family cheering into overtime!
DocumentaryBritain, 1975: Brian Clough is sacked as manager of Leeds United after just 44 days in charge. Seemingly impossible to work with, Clough's only offer of work comes from a run-down second division club called Nottingham Forest, who are going nowhere fast. Set to a fantastic 70s soundtrack, using unseen footage of games and the great man himself, and including interviews with every player from Clough's European Cup-winning side, I Believe in Miracles is the untold story of how the team nobody believed in and the manager nobody wanted, went on to beat the world's best and become one of the greatest sides in British football history.
ComedyPressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Johnny Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve's fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person. Produced by the fearless Farrelly Brothers (There's Something About Mary, Shallow Hal), The Ringer will keep you smiling all the way to the finish line!
DocumentaryIn 1976 Niki Lauda survived one of the most famous crashes in Formula One history. Using previously unseen footage, Lauda: The Untold Story explains what happened on that fateful, and near fatal day at the Nurburgring, then follows Lauda’s courageous journey to recovery culminating in a miraculous comeback in Monza just weeks later. The film also investigates the impact that his crash had not just on his own life but on the sport as a whole, looking at the safety developments from the 1900s to the present day. Featuring exclusive access to Mercedes HQ and interviews with Lauda, his family, and motor-sport legends past and present including Sir Jackie Stewart, David Coulthard, Marc Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Jochen Mass. Lauda: The Untold Story is a must-see for all motor-sport fans.
DocumentaryThe Palio is the oldest horse race in the world, and turns the Italian city of Siena into a high-stakes battleground of strategy, intrigue, and simmering machismo. In the eye of the storm stand the jockeys – adored if they succeed, despised if they fail. "Palio" follows the legendary maestro Gigi Bruschelli, winner of 13 races and master of the intrigues that surround the Palio, and his former protégé Giovanni Atzeni, a handsome young contender driven by a fearless passion to become number one. This heart-racing new film exposes the notoriously closed world of this ancient race and the larger-than-life personalities of those involved in an epic and cinematic tale of Italian life in microcosm.
DramaIt's NFL Draft Day. A day that can change the lives of athletes and the fortunes of football teams forever. After pulling off a blockbuster trade, General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Kevin Costner) controls the #1 pick. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Frank Langella), and a hard-nosed coach (Denis Leary), Sonny faces the biggest decision of his life. Should he go with the consensus #1 pick or trust his instincts and risk losing it all? Also starring Jennifer Garner and Terry Crews.
DramaThis live action drama tells the extraordinary real-life story of Jim Morris (Quaid), who had to drop out of minor league baseball because of an injury to his pitching arm. Twelve years later, inspired by the young men on the championship-winning high school team he coaches, Morris is convinced to fulfill his own dream and try out for a professional team. With perseverance and confidence, he finally steps up to the plate, and after his pitching is clocked in the high nineties, he is signed to a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He makes it to the major leagues Tampa team in september of 1999.
SportsDEATHGRIP puts the defining style of Brendan Fairclough with the progressive filmmaking of Clay Porter, slamming them together into an in-your-face, non-stop onslaught of race-pace action set against Planet Earth scenery. It pushes mountain biking to a new level of intensity and documents the sport at a pulse faster than ever before. Starring Brendan Fairclough and featuring Brandon Semenuk, Josh Bryceland, Sam Reynolds, Ryan Howard, Nico Vink, Andrew Neethling, Kyle Jameson and Olly Wilkins. The future is now. #DEATHGRIPMOVIE
Tom Cruise, Donald E. Stewart, Robert Towne & Tony Scott
DramaFrom the engine roar and fever pitch of professional stock car racing, Days of Thunder explodes with the most spectacular racing action ever captured on film. Tom Cruise plays race car driver Cole Trickle, whose talent and ambition are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland (Randy Quaid), Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge (Academy Award®-winner Robert Duvall) to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends Cole's career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) to regain his nerve and the true courage needed to race, to win and to live.
SportsDespite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game. Seve combines dramatic recreations with electrifying archive footage to tell his incredible rags to riches story; from humble beginnings on the beaches of Spain - where aged six he taught himself the game with a broken 3 iron strapped to a stick - to becoming world number one and the greatest golfer of a generation. Directed by John-Paul Davidson (Stephen Fry in America, Brazil with Michael Palin) and edited by Saska Simpson (The Three Kings, Paranormal Witness) with original score by Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), Seve is produced by Stephen Evans (Much Ado About Nothing, BAFTA nominated The Madne
DocumentaryFocusing on the career and family of its legendary founder Sir Frank Williams, the British sports documentary tells the extraordinary story of the Williams Formula 1 team, from its inception to the present day.
DocumentaryMore Than a Game follows USA sports Superstar, LeBron James’ extraordinary rise to fame and, for the first time, allows audiences a VIP pass to his personal history. As well as gripping basketball action, this remarkable true-life coming of age story is about the rare and fierce friendship of five players in the face of unprecedented fame. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player’s father, and led by LeBron "King" James, the "Fab Five’s" improbably nine-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstop of a national high school championship and, for some, all the way to the thrones of the NBA. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested – both on and off the court – as James’ unparalleled talent explodes into worldwide celebrity, threatening to destroy everything th
ComedyFrom the writer of Bring It On comes Stick It, the fun, irreverent comedy that turns the competitive world of gymnastics on its head. After walking out on her teammates at the gymnastics championships two years before, the talented but rebellious Haley Graham is forced to return to the rigid world of rules, catfights, and spandex. Her in-your-face attitude quickly collides with her hard-nosed coach and teammates. But as her love of the sport resurfaces, Haley slowly earns their respect by doing what she does best -- tossing out the rules. And in the process, she learns there are more valuable things to win in life than medals and ribbons.
ComedyThis irreverent and hilarious look into the world of professional sports has Paul Newman as the coach of the Chiefs, a struggling minor-league hockey team. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition. Slap Shot's outrageous comedy, hard-hitting action, memorable lines and unforgettable characters have made this classic one of the all-time best sports movies ever!
Kids & FamilyEmilio Estevez and the original Ducks are back in this fast-moving comedy starring the most popular hockey team in movie history! After the Ducks win scholarships to a snooty private school, Coach Bombay (Estevez) announces that he's moving on to greener pastures with the Goodwill Games. Shortly after the team arrives at Eden Hall Academy, they inherit a new coach who turns out to be their worst nightmare when he strips Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson) of his position as captain! Then, with their scholarships on the line, they face their toughest rival -- the 10-time championship varsity team! The Ducks and their opponents engage in a series of hilarious pranks to warm up for their battle on the ice. And in a thrilling and climactic third-period battle, the Ducks must prove why they are called the Mighty Ducks! "The qua
DocumentaryJake “the Snake” Roberts was among the most famous professional wrestlers in the world. Millions of fans were compelled by his intense and believable persona, and fans were always transfixed by the gigantic snakes he threw atop his opponents within the “squared circle”. His wit and skill on the microphone captured the attention of audiences around the world. His talent in the professional wrestling industry was undeniable. 30 years later, Roberts has lost nearly everything to his inner demons. His struggle with drugs and alcohol was highly publicized in tabloids and films. The millions of dollars he earned wrestling are gone. After two failed marriages, his 8 kids hardly know him. Barely able to afford rent of his small home, Jake waited for a lonely death. Along with everyone else, he had given up on his life.
DocumentaryFeaturing Tony Hawk and directed by Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants), this is the personal story of how sheer talent, skill, passion and the belief that anything is possible transformed skateboarding from a fringe pastime to a thrilling action sport filled with extraordinary gravity defying feats as well as a global industry. The Bones Brigade is the team they formed that revolutionized not only their lives, but international pop culture as well.
Action & AdventureSylvester Stallone and Michael Caine play World War II POWs engaged in two sports: a soccer match for their honor against their German captors-and a bid for escape from their prison camp. John Huston directs.
DramaIn 1946, facing unabashed racism from every side, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to an professional athletic contract breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. While in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field win over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow. Written by Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) and starring Chadwick Boseman and Oscar® nominee Harrison Ford, 42 tells the story of two men whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world.
Action & AdventureHooligan. Gangster. Legend. This British crime epic charts the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to leader of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex during the late eighties and early nineties. The story spans three decades: from football hooliganism through to Leach's burgeoning career as a bouncer, his involvement in the criminal aspects of the early "rave" scene and subsequently his rise to power as one of the most feared and respected villains in the country. As his notoriety increased Leach became entwined in a violent series of events, which culminated in the Rettendon Range Rover murders of 1995, one of the most famous slayings in British gangland history. This is his story.
DocumentaryAn intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend – as we’ve never seen Ali before. ‘I Am Ali’ is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy. Experience Ali’s extraordinary story, as a Fighter, Lover, Brother, Father - told from the inside for the very first time.
ComedyBilly Hoyle (Woody Harrelson) and Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes) are an unlikely pair of basketball hustlers. They team up to con their way across the courts of Los Angeles, playing a game that's fast dangerous - and funny. Directed and written by Ron Shelton ("Bull Durham"), and co-starring the sizzling Rosie Perez, "White Men Can't Jump" is a slam dunk, high-flying comedy hit!
DramaLegendary Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) has always been better at baseball than at love. Just ask Jane (Kelly Preston), his on-again, off-again girlfriend. At the end of a disappointing season, just before what may be the last professional game of his life, Jane tells Billy she's leaving him. Now, with his career and his love life in the balance, Billy battles against his physical and emotional limits as he plays the game of his life. And now with every pitch, Billy comes closer to making the most important decision of his life. The suspense doesn't end until the last ball is thrown in this heartwarming drama about love, life and the perfect game.
DramaFrom the studio that brought you The Rookie and Remember The Titans comes the movie everybody loves -- Miracle. Filled with exhilarating nonstop hockey action and heart-racing suspense, it's the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history; the 1980 United States ice hockey team's triumphant Olympic victory against the Soviet Union. Kurt Russell gives a brilliant performance as the dynamic and determined coach Herb Brooks, who had an impossible dream -- beat the seemingly unbeatable Soviets at their own game. Starting with a handpicked group of 26 undisciplined kids, Brooks coached them to play like they never played before, and turned 20 of them into a team that believed they could achieve the unachievable -- and in the process, united a nation with a new feeling of hope.
DramaAcademy Award®-winner Denzel Washington (Best Actor, 2001, Training Day) stars in this must-see story about a convict given one shot at a second chance to be a father! With promises of a reduced sentence, Jake Shuttlesworth (Washington) is granted temporary release from state prison in order to persuade the nation's top basketball recruit ... his estranged son, Jesus (Ray Allen of NBA's Milwaukee Bucks), to play ball for the governor's alma mater! But just as Jesus faces intense pressures and irresistible temptations contemplating his big decision, Jake is also forced to consider not only what's best for himself ... but what's best for his son! With a groundbreaking soundtrack by the legendary Public Enemy -- plus great cameos from John Turturro and basketball personalities Dick Vitale, John Thompson, Dean Smith, and
DramaA classic tale of redemption, this film features a volatile coach and a former star player-turned alcoholic leading a small-town basketball team on an improbable run to the Indiana high school championship game. Coach Norman Dale encounters several hurdles in his path: a feisty teacher determined to keep the best player from going out for the team, a town chock full of second-guessing fathers, and a group of undisciplined athletes. Story inspired by the Milan (Indiana) Indians' state title of 1954. Nominated for two Oscars and hailed by Sports Illustrated and ESPN as one of the best sports movies of all time, this triumphant tale of a high school basketball team's long-shot attempt to win the state features "fast-break cinematography” that catches the pace of the game.
ComedyWith Russell Crowe (The Insider, A Beautiful Mind), Hank Azaria (Godzilla, The Birdcage), and Burt Reynolds leading an incredible all-star cast, here's a fun, uplifting, action-packed story that everyone will love! A remote hockey-obsessed town populated by 633 of the most eccentric characters you'd ever want to meet, Mystery is the kind of place where nothing ever changes. But then life as they know it gets turned completely upside down! When a publicity stunt brings the world-famous New York Rangers -- and the national spotlight -- to Mystery for a game with the local team of weekend warriors, the whole town rises to meet the challenge of a lifetime! Also starring Mary McCormack (True Crime, Deep Impact) and Lolita Davidovich (Play It To The Bone, Jungle 2 Jungle) in another critical favorite from the hit-making dire
Kids & FamilyThe Mighty Ducks are thrilled to be chosen to compete in the Junior Goodwill Games as Team USA. They'll be facing off against the best teams from all over the world -- including the meanest team that ever sliced up the ice! Are they out of their league? Has Coach Bombay (Emilio Estevez) let the big time go to his head, forgetting that it's just a game? But when a street hockey gang teaches the Ducks to get tough, the Coach remembers how to have fun ... and the Ducks show the world the true meaning of Duck Power!
ComedyIn this irresistible family comedy, hothead college basketball coach Roy McCormick (Martin Lawrence) is more interested in endorsement deals than in winning games. And after an on-court meltdown, Roy is about to lose everything unless he can prove he can win games without losing his cool. Enter the Smelters, a wise-cracking junior high squad that's never won a game. Reluctantly taking on the team of hapless hoopsters, Roy uses his coaching magic to teach the kids the importance of dedication and teamwork on the hilarious road to the championship. Roy finds new love along the way, and rediscovers his first true love - basketball!
SportsK2: SIREN OF THE HIMALAYAS is a 75-minute FEATURE DOCUMENTARY showing the adventure, peril and serenity of a group’s attempt to climb the world’s most challenging peak. Featured are world-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, National Geographic’s 2012 Explorer of the Year and the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high altitude porters. While their summit attempt hangs in the balance, the film examines the risks, rewards and deeply personal nature of exploration. Rare footage and still images from the 1909 Duke of Abruzzi expedition make this a definitive historical piece on K2, tracing the parallels of high altitude exploration over the last century. Harsh weather conditions and demanding technical climbing have made produc
DramaHitler's Aryan policies and increasing racial discrimination against the Jews, led the USA to threaten a boycott of the 1936 Olympic Games. The Americans insisted that Nazi Germany must allow Jews onto their team and specifically demanded the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth - The Reader, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), who was the leading high jumper of her time. The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team but to ensure that she doesn't win gold they also include a mysterious German rival, the unknown Marie Ketteler (Sebastian Urzendowsky). Like Gretel, Marie is also an outsider within the German team and both athletes soon form a strong bond of friendship and mutual support. But Marie hides a dark secret known only by the Nazi elite, a secret so dangerous it cou
DocumentaryMike Brett and Steve Jamison's documentary Next Goal Wins follows Thomas Rongen, a Dutch soccer coach who is hired to lead the national team for American Samoa, a famously pitiful outfit that spent nearly two decades at the bottom of FIFA's international rankings. He attempts to manage the team to its first victory ever, in international competition, during qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup.
Christen Roede, Thomas O. Christensen, Eric Ellioth & Preben Hansen
DocumentaryThree of the world’s most renowned BASE jumpers, Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth embark on an adventure around the world seeking out unique and challenging places to wingsuit proximity flying and BASE jumping.Directed and produced by Siesta Films and Ellioth & Winther Film, this exceptional journey takes Jokke, Espen and Ludo to Rio de Janeiro, Chamonix, The Reunion Island, The Tianmen Mountains in China, Bangkok, before their planned final jump in Dubai.All three athletes speak candidly about the moralities of the sport they risk their lives for and the emotions and rewards that push them to pioneer this sport.
DocumentaryA gripping documentary on one of the greatest movie stars of all time. In 1970 McQueen set out to make 'the ultimate racing movie'. It would be called Le Mans. He would lose his marriage, close friendships, control of his film and risk lives. Obsession, Betrayal & Vindication. The superstar who risked everything in pursuit of his dream.
DramaStarring David Tennant (Doctor Who) as inspirational coach Jimmy Murphy, Jack O' Connell (Harry Brown, This is England) as Bobby Charlton and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II) as Sir Matt Busby, United is the superb, riveting story based on the legendary 'Busby Babes'. The youngest side to ever win the Football League, United had the world at their feet until the tragedy of the 1958 Munich Air Crash. As football and its supporters worldwide mourned, so out of adversity the extraordinary resilience of the city and club galvanised the rebuilding of the team and brought new hope.
ComedyAs the daughter of a legendary grid iron star, a young woman's greatest desire is to coach a team of her own. But when the chauvinistic powers- that-be assign her to an inner-city ghetto school, the spirited female has her work cut out for her.
DramaA young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love; but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They have followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate paths though high school and college and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball. Starring Omar Epps (TV's "House"), Sanaa Lathan ("AVP: Alien vs. Predator"), Dennis Haysbert (TV's "The Unit," TV's "24") and Alfre Woodard (TV's "Miss Evers' Boys"). More than just a film about sports, "Love and Basketball" did well on
DocumentaryThis film explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found their way to a happy life. Shot on Super 16, Greasy Hands Preachers takes viewers all over the world, with stopovers in France, the USA, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. The cast is a roll call of big name builders: from American-based heavyweights Roland Sands and Shinya Kimura to controversial Europeans El Solitario and Blitz Motorcycles.
DocumentaryThe tiny Pacific Island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa reconnect with their warrior heritage and take on the giants of the Rugby World Cup in this remarkable documentary uncovering the story of the greatest underdogs in professional sport. For the Pacific Islands, the game of rugby has become the modern expression of their traditional warrior spirit. During the World Cup in France, Tonga pushed the boundaries of rugby to the limit on and off the pitch, nearly resulting in the greatest ever upset in professional sport and potentially changing the game forever. Accessible to rugby fans and newcomers alike, and with contributions from the greats of rugby, "Pacific Warriors" is a unique, humorous and personal insight into two very contrasting worlds, all united in their passion for one sport.