Inspired by the real-life events that followed the untimely 1988 death of William Shue the feel-good sports drama Gracie unfolds in 1978 New Jersey.
Production Year: 2007
June 29, 2014 16:30 (KSA) ~ June 29, 2014 15:30 (CLT)
Fifteen-year-old Gracie Bowen is still reeling from the passing of her brother Johnny, a star player on the high-school soccer team.
When Gracie defies nearly everyone's wishes by vowing to replace Johnny under the aegis of cantankerous Coach Colasanti, it irritates her parents -- who encourage her to stick to activities better-suited to her gender.
While her best friend Jena warns her that athletic women are often considered "lesbos."
The young woman persists, however, and wins the hearts of her most strident detractors, surmounting one obstacle after another and racing toward certain victory.
- Elisabeth Shue
- Dermot Mulroney
- Carly Schroeder
- Andrew Shue
- Julia Garro
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Rating: PG-13 for brief sexual content