Belfast Telegraph

Shooting For Socrates: Fans to get a kick out of Northern Ireland World Cup movie

By Steven Alexander

We're not Brazil, we're Northern Ireland is often heard ringing around Windsor Park's terraces these days – and now a movie will immortalise a historic clash between the teams.

Shooting For Socrates is set in the heady days of the 1986 World Cup, as Northern Ireland played one of the best Brazil teams ever.

The movie, currently being filmed in Belfast, stars Four Weddings And A Funeral star John Hannah as Billy Bingham, Good Vibrations star Richard Dormer as a Greek philosophy-loving Harland & Wolff crane operator, and Conleth Hill as commentator Jackie Fullerton.

The feelgood movie is a David versus Goliath story following the lives of passionate east Belfast football supporter Arthur and his son Tommy.

The lead-up to a momentous day in Tommy's life – his 10th birthday – is mirrored in the build-up to the big day for the Northern Ireland team, when they play the greatest match of their lives.

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