As World Cup fever continues unabated like that weird rash you never got looked at, Sound on Sight continues to take a look at soccer flicks. This time around, we’re a little more firmly heeled in the realm of the conventional “sports movie;” which is to say, you can expect there to be good guys, and for them to win at soccer. This includes two UK exports – the Vinnie Jones vehicle Mean Machine, also starring a then-nascent Jason Statham in a bit part, and 2001’s international feel-good hit Bend it Like Beckham, which unleashed that Keira Knightley kid upon an unsuspecting public. We’ll also be talking about Stephen Chow’s breakthrough flick, the martial arts/sports-movie/slapstick comedy hybrid Shaolin Soccer.
Olé Olé Olé – We Are The Champions – Overtone with Yollandi Nortjie
Fancy Footwork – Chromeo
Search and Destroy – The Stooges
Punjabiyan Di Shaa – Bend It Like Beckham[ad#left-side-ad]