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World Cup Collection on TheArchive

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The World Cup has soared to new global domination heights as massive stadium watch parties and massive stadium upsets are everywhere. And maybe a scandal or controversy here or there.... With USA's defeat of Iran,  Japan over Spain, Germany over Costa Rica... there's no doubt a war of the "World" is most certainly on.  TheArchive  enjoys a little rivalry and roots for the underdog so check out our World Cup collection that spotlights the good, the bad, and the in between of football...let's  delve into a world of fraud, corruption, and manipulation. We start with the film Dirty Games , an "expedition to the dirty abyss of professional sports." Benjamin Best (CNN Journalist of the Year 2011) gives us a peek behind the scenes at the all too "fascinating" world of sports to unveil a multi-billion juggernaut. Have a look into how the sports system truly operates. Now we transition to heroics, legends,and GOATs. R ick King wrote and directed a fair

Pelé and A Sports Movie Rarity

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Rick King wrote and directed a fair number of films including The Killing Time starring Beau Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland . None of them were hits per se, though he did win a CableAce Award for his work as director on miniseries Vietnam War Story .  King was also just a writer on certain projects including Point Break which did go on to be a significant hit and spawned a remake just a few years ago.  He explored some similar territory throughout his work, most notably, the “unlikely buddy” dynamic.  In Point Break for example, Keanu Reeves (who plays Utah) gets seemingly bromanced but also blackmailed into a friendship with criminal Bodhi, played by Patrick Swayze. As they were both athletes, therein developed a certain level of camaraderie and respect, despite the two being on very different sides of the law. In another notable Rick King sports film Hotshot , the legendary Brazilian football (soccer) great and erstwhile thespian Pelé, plays a forgotten champion. He has turned h