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Pele: Birth of a Legend

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Pel̩. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Ṣo Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball. Charting his meteoric rise -- from scrubbing floors to support his family to honing his electrifying playing style on the streets to leading Brazil's national team to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17 -- Pel̩ vividly brings to life the greatest sports story of the 20th century. With ...

  • DirectorJeffrey Zimbalist,Michael Zimbalist
  • Runtime: 1 hr 47 min
  • StudioIFC Films
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Pele: Birth of a Legend

Pele: Birth of a Legend
SimiGr8spirit
Truly a soccer classic!

Great story with excellent characters. Got to the heart of who Brazilians are and the love for the game. Loved the movie.

Pele: Birth of a Legend
J. Rodriguez
Great inspiration for young soccer players

I watched this with my son. He loved it and wants to know more about both Pelé and his soccer techniques.

Pele: Birth of a Legend
LB of Aurora
A window to the making of Pele; fascinating.

One of those films that captures you and keeps your attention. A mix of good humour supporting the sometimes gritty drama. Fascinating insight to the greatest player ever - the man who became Pele

Pele: Birth of a Legend
S. Rodes
great movies for Pele and football fans

great movies for Pele and football fans.sure it's predictible story but that's only because it's about a well-known public figure.totally enjoyable story and filming.

Pele: Birth of a Legend
carolyn wren
LOVE this movie!!!

This is a fantastic, family friendly movie. It was so inspirational.We loved it!!

Pele: Birth of a Legend
DD
Great sports movie the whole family can enjoy!

Love, love loved this movie. It is so hard to find a movie you can watch with kids and grandparents alike. This movie has no profanity, voilence or sex AND the story is inspirational. The movie has a great buildup. Even though we knew the ending before watching it (knowing Pele's history), we couldn't helped but be swepted away.

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