The Spirit of the Game parents guide

The Spirit of the Game Parent Guide

Heavenly help for the basketball team from the land down under.

Release date October 7, 2016

As Australia prepares to compete in Basketball at the 1956 Olympics Games for the first time, the fledgling team gets a little help from an unusual source: a group of Mormon missionaries who used to play the game in at an American university.

Why is The Spirit of the Game rated PG? The MPA rated The Spirit of the Game PG for mild thematic elements.

Run Time: 95 minutes

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The Spirit of the Game
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Spirit of the Game rated PG? The Spirit of the Game is rated PG by the MPAA for mild thematic elements.

- Brief portrayals of hand-to-hand violence in a sports context, with little blood and detail.
- Some scenes and situations may frighten young children.

Sexual Content:
- Limited embracing and kissing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a social context.

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News About "The Spirit of the Game"

From the Studio:
It’s 1956 and twenty-year-old Delyle Condie is on top of the world. MVP of his college basketball team (University of Utah) and engaged to Emily, his high school sweetheart, life is looking pretty good. That is, until the second round of the NCAA tournament. Midway through the most important game of his life, Emily unexpectedly breaks off her engagement to Delyle. Heartbroken, Delyle makes the spontaneous decision to quit basketball and embark on a mission for his church. His destination: Melbourne, Australia. A city gripped with Olympic fever, Delyle’s first encounters with the Aussies are not encouraging. He struggles to maintain his spirits when faced with the indifference of the locals, but when an opportunity arises to help train Australia’s first Olympic basketball team, Delyle sees his chance to connect with them. His passion leads to the formation of the Mormon Yankees basketball team, and in the run up to the Games, fierce competition with the French leads to a bloody rematch, through which Delyle and his Yankees are able to prove their faith – and their mettle – to the world.
- Samuel Goldwyn Films/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Learn more about the Mormon Yankees Basketball team.

Cast and Crew

The Spirit of the Game is directed by Darran Scott and stars Heidi Arena, Rudi Baker, Bailey Barbour.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Spirit of the Game movie is February 7, 2017. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Spirit of the Game
Release Date: 7 February 2017
The Spirit of the Game releases to home video (DVD and Digital) with the following bonus feature:
- Making of Featurette

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Follow the saga of another Mormon missionary in The Other Side of Heaven. Sports are used to unite another country in the movie Invictus. Basketball also stars in the movies Hoosiers and Coach Carter.