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Rise and Shine

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Release Date: November 03, 2011Running Time: 92 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Biopic, Documentary, Sports

Ranko Tutulugdzija
Nick Lewis

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The true story of American pro soccer player, Jay DeMerit. DeMerit had played the game in high school and college. After graduating, he painted houses for a living, slept in an attic, and struggled to get by while dreaming of playing soccer professionally. When he did not succeed in making into any United States leagues, he left for Europe. He was 21, had no professional experience, and only $1500. But he followed his dream and through persistence, DeMerit went from playing soccer in Sunday park leagues and in lower level London clubs, to representing the United States at the 2010 World Cup.