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Set amongst the glamour and golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, ‘Rush’ is based on a famous and great rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt and his calculated, ultra skilled opponent from Austria, Niki Lauder. The story follows their distinct differences in styles on and off track, their relationships and the remarkable 1976 season where both drivers were willing to risk it all to become the world champion in a sport that is truly unforgiving given any mistake made!
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The film begins with Senna’s arrival into Formula One during the 1984 season, briefly covering his time at Toleman and Lotus before concentrating on his time with the British team McLaren – the association that brought his rise to global fame – and becoming a World Champion. The drama of this period of his career centers on his rivalry with his team mate Alain Prost, and his political struggles with the then head of FISA Jean-Marie Balestre, climaxing during the 1989 and 1990 seasons, when Senna and Prost were involved in controversial clashes which decided the drivers’ world championship title, in 1989 for Prost and in 1990 for Senna.
Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, one day has an epiphany: Baseball’s conventional wisdom is all wrong. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with an Ivy League graduate, Beane prepares to challenge old-school traditions. He recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.
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An ageing wrestler is struggling to keep up with the rigours of the professional wrestler schedule. Coming from a headlining career to entering retirement, life outside the ring becomes a dispiriting struggle. Life from here becomes a battle mentally as the ex wrestler must find a way to adjust from what was his normality to living a regular everyday life.
Green Street Hooligans
American journalism student Matt Buckner moves in with his sister and her family in London. There, he meets football hooligan Pete Dunham, who introduces him to his rough tribal world, where supporters of opposing teams battle each other before and after games. But Pete’s lieutenant, Bovver, suspects Matt’s motives and inadvertently reopens a years-old rivalry between Pete’s brother and the leader of a rival gang.
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Based on the true story of basketball coach Ken Carter, ‘Coach Carter’ depicts the story of a high school basketball team with so much talent on the court but falling behind academically. Ken Carter is a stern coach, with extremely high expectations. While the team meets his expectations on the court, Carter is ruthless in suspending the team for not being standard with studies, making headlines throughout the local community.
Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way.
Remember The Titans
Based on actual events of 1971 is a story of integration from the game of Gridiron. Schools in suburban Virginia had been segregated for as long as anyone could remember, from one Black and one White high school. Two segregated schools are closed down and students are sent to T.C Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. In a controversial decision, the school that lives and breathes gridiron chooses the man hired to coach the Black school over the highly successful white coach to be head coach. The team becomes a symbol of unity for the community, as the boys and adults adapt to develop trust and dependance amongst each other.
A childhood classic, that oozes nostalgia!
Scotty Smalls and his family move into a new neighbourhood, and Scotty is interested in learning to play baseball. Local baseball guru, Rodriguez decides to take Scotty under his wing, soon becoming buddies with local baseball lovers. Scotty and his new baseball friends fall into adventures that involve baseball, treehouse hang outs, the desirous local pool lifeguard and an arrogant rival baseball team. Beyond the sandlot’s back fence is a legendary ball-destroying dog named The Beast, the baseball buddies must find ways dealing with The Beast!
Four Jamaican bob-sleighers dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection, and go all out for glory.
A League of Their Own
As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by a publicity-hungry candy maker. Competitive sisters spar with each other, scout and a grumpy has-been coach on their way to fame, revolutionising the women’s professional baseball competition through creativity, innovation and pure skill.
A fascinating true story of professional figure skater Tonya Harding, who became the first figure skater to complete a triple axel during a competition. In a career of twists and turns, taking a turn for the worst, being in the middle of an extreme controversy involving her ex-husband and a poorly conceived attack on a fellow Olympic hopeful. Harding’s life and legacy become tarnished, being forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sport history.
At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Rocky Movie Series
The story of Rocky Balboa is filled with highs and lows and will drag you on an emotional rollercoaster – it will probably even motivate you to push your own barriers! What’s so great about the Rocky movie series is that in a time of unprecedented isolation, it will keep you occupied with six individual movies, each with their own story but are so well aligned to make you feel a part of Rocky’s journey.
Any Given Sunday
Al Pacino leads an all-star cast delivering a story of setbacks, determination and performs one of the greatest and most referenced coach’s match speeches of all time known as the ‘inch by inch’ speech. Throughout Any Given Sunday you’ll be educated on the frictions, complications, and cohesion needed amongst a professional sporting environment.
The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a true story based on an act of kindness and belief that goes a very long way. A wealthy white American family takes in a black teenage boy Michael, who has been in and out of the school system, with no help from his negligent parents. Michael who is big in stature discovers his protective instincts when being taken in by the family and applies them when he takes the football field. This is a compelling true story displaying many challenges, you’ll be heavily invested in being there to the end!