Manny’s Orphans — Classic Westport Soccer Film — Now On YouTube

“Manny’s Orphans” — the 1978 movie featuring dozens of Westport soccer players — has been uploaded to YouTube.

The 8:53 clip (click here) includes the climactic game between the orphans of St. Mark’s, and the prep school kids of Creighton Hall.  (You’ll never guess who wins.)

Dan Woog as the referee

Included in the clip are future Staples stars Mike Brown, Phil Dalmage, Bandy Mahr, Mike Moses, Micu Oprea and Rob Wilder.  New York Cosmos star Werner Roth also appears.

The referee is played by Dan Woog, who choreographed all the soccer sequences.

“Manny’s Orphans” was directed by Sean Cunningham.  He later directed more famous films, like “Friday the 13th” and “Spring Break.”

One response to “Manny’s Orphans — Classic Westport Soccer Film — Now On YouTube

  1. Tim Caffrey, '93

    The soundtrack is what makes this film. Fantastic! “Remember The Titans” ain’t got nuthin’ on this inspirational tear-jerker.

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