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A hard luck coach aims to lead a losing high school football team to victory on the gridiron in this uplifting sports drama. It's been quite a while since The Knights won their last game, but Coach DeAntonio (D.B. Sweeney) believes he has what it takes to inspire these young athletes to victory. Meanwhile, pretty local bartender (Natalie Imbruglia) sets her sights on Coach DeAntonio, and star player John Handon (Charlie Carver) grows angry at teammate Bobby Burkett (Logan Huffman) for romancing a rival... more

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Underdogs (known as Metegol in Argentina and The Unbeatables in the United Kingdom) is a 2013 Argentine 3D computer-animated sports - comedy adventure film co-written and directed by Juan J. Campanella . The film is inspired by the short story Memorias de un wing derecho ( Memoirs of a Right Wing ) by the Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa . [7] Gaston Gorali, co-writer and producer of the film, and Eduardo Sacheri, who worked on the script of Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes , developed the screenplay with Campanella.

The film is an Argentine production, and was released in Argentina on 18 July 2013, setting an all-time record for an Argentine film opening at the box-office. [5] Costing $21 million, the film is the most expensive Argentine film of all time, and the most expensive Latin American animated feature ever. [5] In 2014, The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to distribute the film in North America. After numerous delays, including an August 2015 theatrical release that was scrapped last minute, the North American English-language version was released on DVD in July 2016. [8] The film was available on Netflix in the United States in June 2016. [9]

The film received indecisive and mixed reviews; it had a 64% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 14 reviews, but scored 38 out of 100 based on 5 reviews on Metacritic , indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

The film begins with the narrator telling his son, Matty, a story before going to sleep, one where he will have to use his imagination.

Many years ago, Jake, a timid boy and the best foosball player around, was working in a bar in a small and quiet town. He loved Laura, a girl he met in the bar, but she did not know.

While showing Laura the foosball table, a kid named Ace arrives and challenges Jake to a game in front of Laura. Although initially the kid beats him, Jake is victorious, and everyone at the bar applauds. Outside of the bar, Ace encounters a manager who offers to take him on.

Another reference to the original cartoon: the name "Shoeshine" refers to Underdog's secret identity as the shoeshine boy.

Dan Unger : Give him a chance. you might get to like him.
Jack : I don't think so. All he does is eat, sleep, and poop!
Dan Unger : Well then, the two of you have a lot in common.

The dog that they use for barking at the mailman is obviously not the one that is used in (most) of the rest of the movie. If you look closely at the patterning around the face, you'll see that on the barking dog's left cheek, the brown mark doesn't touch the lip, whereas the "main" dog's brown mark does. Also the barking dog has a softer outline.

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A hard luck coach aims to lead a losing high school football team to victory on the gridiron in this uplifting sports drama. It's been quite a while since The Knights won their last game, but Coach DeAntonio (D.B. Sweeney) believes he has what it takes to inspire these young athletes to victory. Meanwhile, pretty local bartender (Natalie Imbruglia) sets her sights on Coach DeAntonio, and star player John Handon (Charlie Carver) grows angry at teammate Bobby Burkett (Logan Huffman) for romancing a rival... more

Movies.com , the ultimate source for everything movies, is your destination for new movie trailers, reviews, photos, times, tickets + more! Stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at Movies.com.

A hard luck coach aims to lead a losing high school football team to victory on the gridiron in this uplifting sports drama. It's been quite a while since The Knights won their last game, but Coach DeAntonio (D.B. Sweeney) believes he has what it takes to inspire these young athletes to victory. Meanwhile, pretty local bartender (Natalie Imbruglia) sets her sights on Coach DeAntonio, and star player John Handon (Charlie Carver) grows angry at teammate Bobby Burkett (Logan Huffman) for romancing a rival... more

Movies.com , the ultimate source for everything movies, is your destination for new movie trailers, reviews, photos, times, tickets + more! Stay in the know with the latest movie news and cast interviews at Movies.com.

Underdogs (known as Metegol in Argentina and The Unbeatables in the United Kingdom) is a 2013 Argentine 3D computer-animated sports - comedy adventure film co-written and directed by Juan J. Campanella . The film is inspired by the short story Memorias de un wing derecho ( Memoirs of a Right Wing ) by the Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa . [7] Gaston Gorali, co-writer and producer of the film, and Eduardo Sacheri, who worked on the script of Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes , developed the screenplay with Campanella.

The film is an Argentine production, and was released in Argentina on 18 July 2013, setting an all-time record for an Argentine film opening at the box-office. [5] Costing $21 million, the film is the most expensive Argentine film of all time, and the most expensive Latin American animated feature ever. [5] In 2014, The Weinstein Company acquired the rights to distribute the film in North America. After numerous delays, including an August 2015 theatrical release that was scrapped last minute, the North American English-language version was released on DVD in July 2016. [8] The film was available on Netflix in the United States in June 2016. [9]

The film received indecisive and mixed reviews; it had a 64% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 14 reviews, but scored 38 out of 100 based on 5 reviews on Metacritic , indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".

The film begins with the narrator telling his son, Matty, a story before going to sleep, one where he will have to use his imagination.

Many years ago, Jake, a timid boy and the best foosball player around, was working in a bar in a small and quiet town. He loved Laura, a girl he met in the bar, but she did not know.

While showing Laura the foosball table, a kid named Ace arrives and challenges Jake to a game in front of Laura. Although initially the kid beats him, Jake is victorious, and everyone at the bar applauds. Outside of the bar, Ace encounters a manager who offers to take him on.


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