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Rated: 6.5 out of 10 with 287 votes.
Set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup, Shooting for Socrates tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also follows the lives of passionate football supporter Arthur and his son Tommy from East Belfast. The lead up to a momentous day in the life of a young boy (his 10th birthday) mirrors the build up to the big day for the Northern Ireland football team as they play the greatest match of their lives.
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6.5N/AUnited KingdomEnglishIMDbTrailer
Main Actors:
Billy Bingham
Jackie Fullerton
Arthur
Tommy
Sammy McIlroy
David Campbell
Irene
Pat Jennings
Norman Whiteside
Gerry Armstrong
Jimmy Quinn
Alan McDonald
Phil Hughes
Mal Donaghy
Derek the Kit Man
Albert Kirk
Wigsy
Spud
Jim Campbell
Landlady
Socrates
Mrs. McIlroy
Christopher's Dad
Title:Shooting for Socrates
Release Date:
Directed by:James Erskine
Genres:ComedyDrama
Keywords:World-CupSportsFootball-SoccerBelfast-North-Ireland1980S
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