A Shot at Glory
|A Shot at Glory|
Film poster for A Shot at Glory
|Directed by||Michael Corrente|
|Written by||Denis O'Neill|
Scott G. Anderson
|Country||United States, United Kingdom|
A Shot at Glory is a film by Michael Corrente produced in 1999 and released in 2001, starring Robert Duvall and the Scottish football player Ally McCoist. It had limited commercial and critical success. The film features the fictional Scottish football club Kilnockie, as they attempt to reach their first Scottish Cup Final. The final game is against Rangers.
Robert Duvall plays the club coach, Gordon McLeod. Jackie McQuillan (Ally McCoist) is the team's striker who has recently been signed from Arsenal. McQuillan is a legendary ex-Celtic (ironic given McCoist's iconic stature at Rangers) player as well as the coach's son-in-law, and has a reputation for being troublesome. The two men put their personal problems aside as they try to prevent the small fishing town of Kilnockie from losing its club, which is owned by an American (played by Michael Keaton) who wants to move the team to Dublin in Ireland.
- Robert Duvall as Gordon McCloud
- Ally McCoist as Jackie McQuillan
- Cole Hauser as Kelsey O'Brian
- Michael Keaton as Peter Cameron
- Brian Cox as Martin Smith
- Kirsty Mitchell as Kate McQuillan
- Bill Murdoch as Desmond
- Daniel Healy (actor) as Street Kid #2
- Didier Agathe as a Rangers player
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Filming took place at several locations across Scotland, including Boghead Park (the former ground of Dumbarton), Dumfries club Queen of the South's Palmerston Park ground, Kilmarnock's Rugby Park ground and Hampden Park. The majority of scenes representing the town of Kilnockie were filmed in Crail, Fife. Several extras in the film were then players of Raith Rovers, including future Celtic player Didier Agathe, a club Duvall went to see regularly to learn from John McVeigh, the manager, on whom his character was based.
A soundtrack for the film was written by Mark Knopfler.
- A Shot at Glory at the Internet Movie Database
- "A Shot at Glory (review)". HARO. Archived from the original on 5 December 2006. Retrieved 24 November 2006.