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Champions (2018)

Campeones (original title)
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A basketball coach is sentenced to community service, forced to work with a team of mentally disabled players.

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Javier Fesser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Gutiérrez ... Marco
Athenea Mata Athenea Mata ... Sonia
Juan Margallo ... Julio
José de Luna José de Luna ... Juanma
Sergio Olmo Sergio Olmo ... Sergio (as Sergio Olmos)
Jesús Vidal ... Marín
Gloria Ramos Gloria Ramos ... Collantes
Alberto Nieto Ferrández Alberto Nieto Ferrández ... Benito (as Alberto Nieto)
Julio Fernández Julio Fernández ... Fabián
Jesús Lago Jesús Lago ... Jesús (as Jesús Lago Solís)
Fran Fuentes Fran Fuentes ... Paquito
Roberto Chinchilla Roberto Chinchilla ... Román
Stefan López Stefan López ... Manuel
Luisa Gavasa ... Amparo
Luis Bermejo ... Compañero de Sonia
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Storyline

Marco Montes is a basketball coach who works as second trainer of an important team of ACB (Spanish basketball national league), but in reality he is a man burned inside himself in his professional life as well as personal life, turning him in an arrogant and bad-mannered man. During an ACB's game, a discussion with the first trainer causes an incident and he's fired out from the stadium. Just later Marco, completely drunk, crashes unwittingly his car against a police car, being arrested. In the trial the judge makes Marco to decide: go to the jail for 2 years or passing 90 days making community services. Reluctant, Marco is forced to training a basketball team called "Los Amigos" (The Friends) formed by the mentally disabled players Manuel, Paquito, Jesús, Sergio, Fabián, Juanma, Benito, Marin and Collantes, and helped by old Julio, social center's director where they meet. At the same time that Marco tries to save his marriage with Sonia, a woman tired of his excuses about to have a... Written by Chockys

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Official Sites:

Morena Films

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | None

Release Date:

6 April 2018 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Champions See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (4K)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Selected as Spain's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Award in the 91st Academy Awards. See more »

Quotes

Marco: My job is to train normal players. These guys aren't players, or normal.
Julio: And who is normal, Marco? Are you and I normal?
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Connections

Referenced in Lo siguiente: Javier Gutiérrez (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Este es el momento
Written by Coque Malla (as Jorge Malla Valle)
Performed by Coque Malla
Produced by José Nortes and Coque Malla
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20 November 2018 | by rajnotSee all my reviews

One of the best movie made.. realistic and heart warming. It shows how disable we are judging people by looks and behaviors.. Pretty sure whoever watches this movie won't get disappointed..


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