Fight for the Glory (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Sports Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese drama, the captain of a university soccer team is so obsessed with winning that he alienates his teammates by drilling them so hard. He must face a difficult choice when his school tells him that he has been chosen to study three years in Germany. He wants to go, but he does not want to leave his lover. He must also consider the promise he made to his grandfather: if his team loses its final game, the lad must run the family brewery. A teammate discovers that the soccer team has run out of funds so he challenges the captain's grandfather to a fencing duel. If the grandfather loses, he must put up the needed funds. The young man wins. Unfortunately, the grandson hurts his leg during practice. The team is unable to win without him. The teammate confides in the captain that he was right to drill them so hard. The grandfather then allows his grandson to go to Germany after all.

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soccer, sports, grandfather, team