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Tue, Sep 11, 2018 9:11 AM

Live Poll: The Most Exciting Real Life Sport Stories

Some sport movies have special moments, that move many people in an
emotional way. If you haven't seen any of these, please vote for the one you would most likely watch.
Which of these real life sport stories below is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024688536/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/iowmiJxbz8M/

(This is not a part of the intense movie scenes poll row)

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2 years ago

Breumaster,

My vote: Miracle (2004)

I was attending the University of Minnesota when Herb Brooks led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory. Herb Brooks was the coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team at the time.

Hockey is the favorite sport in Minnesota. Many young people play hockey year round. Herb Brooks was a Minnesota hero when the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team won the gold metal.

For your consideration:
Football
Brian's Song
(1971 TV Movie)
Based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers that he is dying.

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Thank you, Dan.

I'll consider your suggestions.

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2 years ago

Great poll.

It's tough to choose but I will go with Rush follow by Cinderella Man.

The rivalry between Niki and James trespassing to the movie was simply exciting. The movie is just great.

Cinderella Man for me, shows the determination and and passion of a boxer who has managed to turn around his life but without never lose his humility. When I watch this movie always gives me chills, truly inspiring.

One question, The Warrior is based on a true life story?

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Yes, all of them are. :D

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Oh, alright so ;)

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Warrior is not based on a true story.

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Hello, Peter.
The Trivia of 'Warrior' on IMDb says, it is ... slightly. ;) Quote from Trivia:

"Brendan Conlon may be loosely based on the life of real-life UFC fighter Rich "Ace" Franklin. Like the character, Franklin was also a high school teacher who took part in cage-fights to make extra money."

Sounds a little like a part of the story of 'Warrior'.
Hollywood did as they always do - they created a story around an astounding fact to make it more interesting. What do you think about? Is it too lose?

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"may be loosely based on" is very loose. And even if that character is based on someone, that doesn't make the main story about the brothers real.

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2 years ago

Race.

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2 years ago

Rudy

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Thank you, I'll put it to the list. :)

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Rudy is fairly exciting, so that is what matters, but according to one of the people whom the film depicts, the movie is defamatory.

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Can you tell me what the defamation was? I don't know that movie and must have trust in your opinon. But only, if it doesn't spoil too much. Maybe, I'll watch it some day. I read in the trivia that someone named Dan (obviously a trainer or something like that) who was upset about a scene with the jerseys the players lay down, which couldn't have happened there in real. Is it that you meant?

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Yes, Breumaster. That's to whom I was referring. In order to dramatize the actual events, the character adapted from the real man was presented as something of a very unpleasant antagonist. Since Hollywood and so on and so forth are no strangers to doing stuff like that with "biopics", I'm inclined to believe him.

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I understand. It's a little unpleasent, when somebody in real life is hurt by false depiction. I wonder, if I should take it from the list. But otherways - when users take the poll, they may take the discussion, too. And then they may read our lines and watch/remember the movie with other eyes. I will, if I get it to my screen! ;) Thank you for hinting me that fact.

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Hard to decide. All items of the list would have to be judged by the same standard.

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Ok, so what would you do?

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Thank you for the mail. I let that movie stay on the list. You know it's a little hard, when you don't know a movie how to juge it. It's like criticising a book you didn't read. I don't know how you are involved in that. But I also know that Hollywood productions dramatize mostly everything in a much stronger way than reality is.

We had named the problem right in our discussion. So people from outside can decide themself to join the discussion and read the truth about Dan Devine.

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2 years ago

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I second The Blind Side.

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'The Blind Side' is in. I loved that picture. :D

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'Moneyball' too.

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2 years ago

The Pride of the Yankees  (1942)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035211/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035211/reference

The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.
Released just 17 months after Lou Gehrig's death.
Lou Gehrig's famous retirement quote,
"Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
was originally spoken on Tuesday, July 4th, 1939.
And it was voted as the #38 movie quote by the American Film Institute

Gary Cooper   ...  Lou Gehrig 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Gehrig
Lou Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941)
was an American baseball first baseman
who played his entire professional career (17 seasons)
in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amyotrophic_lateral_sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
also known as motor neurone disease (MND),
or Lou Gehrig's disease,
is a specific disease which causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles



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2 years ago

real life ? a visit by ghosts of the past ...

Field of Dreams  (1989)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/reference

The Voice: If you build it, he will come.

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices,
interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields;
he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come

Kevin Costner   ...  Ray Kinsella 
Ray Liotta   ...  Shoeless Joe Jackson 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1919_Chicago_White_Sox_season
The 1919 Chicago White Sox season was their 19th season in the American League.
They won 88 games to advance to the World Series but lost to the Cincinnati Reds.
More significantly, some of the players were found to have taken money from gamblers
in return for throwing the series.
The "Black Sox Scandal" had permanent ramifications for baseball,
including the establishment of the office of Commissioner of Baseball

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Eight Men Out  (1988)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095082/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095082/reference
A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal
when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes
to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series

Charlie Sheen   ...  Oscar 'Hap' Felsch 
D.B. Sweeney   ...  Joseph 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson 

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Not real ...

Major League  (1989)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097815/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097815/reference

The new owner of the Cleveland Indians
puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team.

Charlie Sheen   ...  Ricky Vaughn 
Tom Berenger   ...  Jake Taylor


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2 years ago

I won't put 'Field of Dreams' on the list.
That's not real life enough for me.
I want the sportsman to be real life, not the farmer.
But you had some pretty good suggestions I will put on the list.
Thank you, ACT_1

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2 years ago

Seems to be a big football and baseball poll suggestion.
If there were other real-life based sport movies with high excitement,
I would like to add some more without baseball or football.
Give other sports a chance, too, please. :D
But anyway thank you. You all were good help.

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2 years ago

My Favorite is Rush
I loved that film so much that I watched it 4 times In theaters and I enjoyed all of them so much.

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This movie is excellent! Outraging real story. Niki Lauda said in an interview with tears in his eyes that he saw himself on screen. I felt he said that in view of Daniel Brühl, who played his role. Brühl was excellent by copying how Lauda speaks, his duktus and dialect. I was upset, 'Rush' even wasn't nominated for best foreign language movie at 2014 Oscars.

I just saw "Rush" 1 time in cinema. Then there were many other movies I got to see with my guys. But I always had a craving feeling about that movie, just wanted to see it again. It has so many true and touchy 80's moments I remembered and thinked of that time when I was a kid and followed the news about it. The spirit of the 80's lays on that movie. The atmosphere, that I as a kid theretimes didn't felt exact so, but it was good transported. The Atmosphere in the 80's at Germany were nearly as plain as shown in the movie.

Later on Bluray I watched it exactly 1 time, because of other movies I was curious about. But in my deeper mind, I always want to see that movie again. It's great. I guess I know why you love this movie. For me, it feels authentic. I lived at this time while young, watching that from media. Now I seriously want to watch that again. :D

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Just saw 'Rush' again. I'm again so impressed about the iconic real story and the (specially at the Tokyo race) stunning slowmo pictures. The atmosphere is simply great! After several times watching it, I'm still excited almost like the first time.