The Big Green


1h 40m 1995

Brief Synopsis

In the heart of tiny Elma, Texas--a one-horse town, minus the horse--lies The Big Green. Once the site of local athletic triumphs, the field, like the town itself, has gone to seed. And with nothing to do and nowhere to do it, the handful of kids in Elma's two-room schoolhouse have just about given

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Green
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
John Glaeser
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

In the heart of tiny Elma, Texas--a one-horse town, minus the horse--lies The Big Green. Once the site of local athletic triumphs, the field, like the town itself, has gone to seed. And with nothing to do and nowhere to do it, the handful of kids in Elma's two-room schoolhouse have just about given up on life before their lives have begun. But all that changes with the arrival of British schoolteacher Anna Montgomery. Faced with a group of young students--and an entire town--ranging from the outright hostile to the merely bored, Anna is determined to unlock their self-esteem. And she finds the key in soccer, her favorite game and, she assumes, everyone else's. Unfortunately, there's a catch. The fumbling Elma kids wouldn't know the World Cup from coffee cup. They need help. And it comes in the out-of-shape form of sheriff Tom Palmer, Elma's former football star whose waistline has become as overgrown as The Big Green itself.

Crew

Cilandro 601

Animator

Anna Abbey

Costumes

Suzy Abbott

Other

Elton Ahi

Consultant

Deana Albers

Props Assistant

Sheila Allen

Accounting Assistant

Jeff M Andrus

Grip

James Apted

Camera Assistant

Rick Ash

Rerecording

Joni Avery

Stunts

August Bach

Adr

Sara Ballon

Driver

Charles Bartlett

Adr

Charles Bazaldua

Adr

Pat Becannon

Medic

Denise Bell

Other

Martha Beresford

Hair

Roger Birnbaum

Producer

Dennis Bishop

Executive Producer

Melody Bishop

Production Assistant

Melody Bishop

Other

Paul Bode

Assistant Camera Operator

Ralf D Bode

Other

Ralf D Bode

Director Of Photography

Nita Boyum

Script Supervisor

Julian Bratolyubov

Other

Helen Britten

Set Decorator

Caroline Brock

Animal Wrangler

Bruce Buehlman

Adr Mixer

Doug Burch

Adr

Tammy Byrd

Stunts

Jack Carpenter

Stunts

Paul Carrozza

Advisor

Dwight Cary

Best Boy

Catherine Cavadini

Adr

Billy L Chambers

Driver

Ronald D Chambers

Driver

Doc D Charbonneau

Stunts

Tom Christoper

On-Set Dresser

Linda Giffin Citron

Script Supervisor

Bridget M. Cook

Hair

Tom Copeland

Special Thanks To

Charlie Coulter

Driver

Tracy Craytor

Driver

Michael Curtis

Animator

Andy D'addario

Rerecording

Tom Dahl

Rerecording

Harry Darrow

Art Director

Jeff Dashnaw

Stunt Coordinator

Rondi Hillstrom Davis

Costume Designer

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Deirdre Detappan

Assistant

Patricia Dillon

On-Set Dresser

Joe Dishner

Unit Production Manager

Bryan Doughty

Adr

Ned Dowd

Production

Tom Dreesen

Construction Coordinator

Marc Dudash

Other

Candi Duke

Makeup Assistant

Judi Durand

Adr

Joe N Dye

Driver

Randy Edelman

Music Composer

Randy Edelman

Original Music

David Estes

Advisor

Cecil D. Evans

Transportation Captain

Marvin Evans

Other

Mary Fanto

Assistant Production Coordinator

Maureen Farley

Property Master

Ralph Ferraro

Original Music

Mike Ferris

Cinematographer

Mike Ferris

Other

Nathan Fitzgerald

Other

Jay Fortune

Gaffer

Lauris Freeman

Location Casting

David Gertz

Foley Mixer

Tom R Gibbs

Rigging Gaffer

Gary Gillingham

Production Accountant

John Glaeser

Cable Operator

Ernie The Goat

Other

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Screenplay

Franklyn Gottbetter

Assistant Editor

Charlie Griffith

Driver

Donald Gross

Carpenter

Peter Gulla

Camera Operator

Alfonso Gutierrez

Advisor

James Halty

Stunts

Darrell Hanzalik

Adr Editor

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Kim Hawkins

Carpenter

Christopher Haynes

On-Set Dresser

Cody Haynes

Stunts

Richleigh Heagh

Assistant Director

Tony Henrickson

Carpenter

Curtis Herbert

Grip

Doris Hess

Adr

Robert Hicks

Grip

Joey Hidgins

Driver

Blake Hill

Electrician

Steven Hiller

Assistant

Curtis Huber

Grip

Jay Huntoon

Video Assist/Playback

Robert Hyams

Titles

Bryant Jackson

On-Set Dresser

Emma Jackson

Assistant

Gary Jay

Camera Operator

Margaret Johnson

Special Effects Supervisor

Fred Judkins

Adr Editor

Gloria Kaiser

Color Timer

Liz Keigley

Casting

Sari Keigley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kathleen Kiatta

Wardrobe Supervisor

Key Kolb

Best Boy Grip

Daamen Krall

Adr

David Kramer

Adr

Marsha Kramer

Adr

John Lacy

Electrician

Ladd Lanford

Production Assistant

John Lasalandra

Music Editor

Diane Laurienzo

Other

Tammy Lema

Hair

Thomas Lemman

Foreman

Jessica W Leung

Dga Trainee

Ken Lewin

Assistant Location Manager

Bobby Lewollen

Dolly Grip

Bobby Lewollen

Key Grip

Cynthia Lindauer

Other

John F. Link Ii

Editor

Joe Llanes

Driver

Victoria Lowe

Assistant

Karen Luzius

Assistant Set Decorator

James Maloy

Dolly Grip

David Mann

Assistant Sound Editor

David Mcaree

Driver

Marty Mcaree

Driver

David Mccharen

Adr

Rob Mcgrath

Location Manager

Mimi N Mcgreal

Office Assistant

Gerald R Mcknight

Transportation Coordinator

Rob Meisenholder

Accountant

Raul Mello

Electrician

Billy Meshover

Editor

Theresa Repola Mohammed

Negative Cutting

Rick Montgomery

Casting

Lucas Moore

Other

Randy E Moore

Special Effects Coordinator

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Joaquin Morin

Props Assistant

Aaron Morris

Craft Service

Peter Kerr 'p.k.' Munson

Production Assistant

William H Neff

Other

Bob Neill

Adr

Denise B Nelson

Grip

Doyle Nelson

Driver

Kelly Nelson

Hair Assistant

Lonnie Nelson

Driver

Carla Palmer

Makeup

Dan Parada

Casting

Robert Parr

Advisor

Stephen Parr

Advisor

Ronald L Paschall

Driver

Philip C Pfeiffer

Camera Operator

Jack Prince

Driver

Karen Prince

Animal Wrangler

James C Rail

Production Assistant

Daniel Ramos

Production Assistant

Pat Rand

Post-Production Supervisor

David Randolph

Adr

Noreen Reardon

Adr

Kenneth R Rector

On-Set Dresser

Van Redin

Photography

Donis Rhoden

Grip

Ann Richards

Special Thanks To

Rudy Richardson

Special Thanks To

David M Roberts

Boom Operator

Cathy Rocco

Other

Michelle Rogers

Advisor

Steven L Rogers

Assistant Camera Operator

Peter Roome

Assistant

Coco Rost

On-Set Dresser

Regina Rutherford

Makeup

Evelyn Sakash

Production Designer

Tray Salinas

Special Thanks To

Nick Sanders

Craft Service

Dennis Sands

Music

Marlene Saritzky

Special Thanks To

E Folleen Saro

On-Set Dresser

Jim Savage

Special Thanks To

Krista Schluderman

Wardrobe Assistant

Allene L Schriber

Driver

Bobby Scondi

Driver

William P Scott

Assistant Director

Robert L Sephton

Sound Editor

Beth Sepko

Other

Kate Shorter

Makeup Assistant

Phil Sloane

Key Grip

Dallas Smalley

Animal Wrangler

Charles Ewing Smith

Dialogue Editor

Patrick Smith

Assistant Camera Operator

Chris Sparkes

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Big Green
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Production Company
John Glaeser
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 29, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996

Feature directorial debut for screenwriter Holly Goldberg Sloan.

Completed shooting January 12, 1995.

Began shooting November 7, 1994.

Released in United States Fall September 29, 1995

Released in United States on Video January 30, 1996