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The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid (1981)

This movie is based on a Coca-Cola commercial staring "Mean" Joe Greene

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Lou Antonio

Writer:

I.C. Rapoport
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Brinson Jim Brinson ... Robbins
Lonny Chapman ... Chuck Noll
Hugh Gorrian Hugh Gorrian ... Arnie
Douglas Gowland Douglas Gowland ... Football Player
Joe Greene Joe Greene ... Himself
Franco Harris Franco Harris ... Himself
Paul Heckmann Paul Heckmann ... Joe
Harvey Martin Harvey Martin ... Monster Man
John Martin ... Parisi
Lee Ritchey Lee Ritchey ... Team Doctor
Henry Thomas ... The Kid
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This movie is based on a Coca-Cola commercial staring "Mean" Joe Greene

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1981 (USA) See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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An NBC Hour Special.
19 July 2008 | by sandlot3See all my reviews

Mean Joe Greene and the Pittsburgh Steelers temporarily adopt a nine-year-old boy and they learn a valuable lesson from each other. Featured is a dream sequence where the kid plays quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This show is based on the popular award-winning 1979 Coca-Cola commercial where Greene trades his jersey in exchange for a coke from a kid. The commercial was so successful it was run all over the world and different versions were eventually filmed for different sports using the top athletes of the day. Henry Thomas, who played the boy, also played Elliott in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the following year. Shot on location in Dallas, Texas,and at Texas Stadium. A local semi-pro team was used to fill out the roster.


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