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Pele: The Movie

03.27.2007
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Being from England and having played the game professionally for a year in my youth, this story might resonate more with me than most of you guys who call the beautiful game 'soccer'. That said, WMA have signed 'soccer' legend, Pele for representation and are now preparing a biopic about his life.

In general, the game of 'soccer' has progressed a lot since his day and even though he was considered probably the most skilfull player of his generation, a lot of those skills have become obsolete or at the very least overshadowed by new techniques. However, it's likely that nothing will ever overshadow or even come close to the inspiration the man gave to countless 'soccer' fans. A mind-blowing example of this was when notoriously, a 48 hour cease-fire took place in the middle of a bloody civil war in Nigeria so that people could watch him play.

WMA president, Dave Wirtschafter commented that he "look(ed) forward to helping him (Pele) develop his already global brand throughout the entertainment and sports communities." Hopefully this will be a better movie than the Will Ferrell comedy KICKING AND SCREAMING.
Extra Tidbit: Pele was only 17 when he participated in his first World Cup.

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1:31PM on 03/28/2007
STOP Calling It Soccer. It is bloody football not some sissy sport that people have to wear an helmet and touch each other.

And though i'm a big fan of Pele, i don't think it will work that well on the big screen.
STOP Calling It Soccer. It is bloody football not some sissy sport that people have to wear an helmet and touch each other.

And though i'm a big fan of Pele, i don't think it will work that well on the big screen.
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11:10PM on 03/27/2007

Oh..

I thought you meant the other Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire. Being born and raised in Hawaii, this headline excited me. Whatever happened to The Rock making the Kamehameha movie?
I thought you meant the other Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire. Being born and raised in Hawaii, this headline excited me. Whatever happened to The Rock making the Kamehameha movie?
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6:02PM on 03/27/2007
Pele is definitely one of the all-time great players. Hell, he even did a movie with Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone! Granted, he played a soccer player, but still :D
Pele is definitely one of the all-time great players. Hell, he even did a movie with Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone! Granted, he played a soccer player, but still :D
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12:29PM on 03/27/2007

Weird

I was just wondering the other day if they would make this movie.
I was just wondering the other day if they would make this movie.
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