Playing for Keeps (2012)
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Playing for Keeps (2012)

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A retired soccer star attempts to rebuild the relationship with his son and ex- wife by coaching the soccer team.
Genres Comedy, Romance
Director Gabriele Muccino
Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax, Dennis Quaid View More
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Movie Summary

A retired soccer star attempts to rebuild the relationship with his son and ex- wife by coaching the soccer team.
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Movie Details

Genres Comedy, Romance
Director Gabriele Muccino
Starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Tupper, Judy Greer, Abella Wyss
Studio Name Sony Pictures
Release Date 2012
VUDU Release Date 03/05/2013
Rating PG-13 About Ratings
Running Time 105 minutes
Language English
Audio Tracks SD/Enhanced Widescreen, Dolby Digital

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