Atlético San Pancho (2001)

Atletico San Pancho (2001) amazon dvdWhen a red Coca Cola soccer ball falls from the sky, the school janitor takes this as a sign that he must revive the soccer tradition of his village. With the help of a former pro who has come home to run his father’s tiny store, janitor Don Pepe assembles team Atlético San Pancho. The school team progresses to the Cocoa Cola Championship game, played in the Azteca stadium.

The anglicized title is Never Too Young to Dream. It’s pretty much Mighty Ducks in a small Mexican village, but without a bad boy coach. Or even any bad boys. It’s an all-round very nice, harmless movie good for kids.

The soccer is okay; the little boys score fancy goals (scorpion, bicycle, u-name-it). There is a bit of innocent romance. Umbro and Coke have a lot of product placement. Plus, the team’s uniform is a cow pattern, which is everywhere. If your girlfriend collects cow things, surprise her and rent this movie!

DVD is in Spanish with English subtitles.

SoccerMovieMom Rating = 5

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Release Date: 2001-10-21 (Columbia)
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0236313/
Director: Gustavo Loza