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A Shot at Glory is a film by Michael Corrente produced in 1999 and released in 2001, starring Robert Duvall and the Scottishmarker football player Ally McCoist. It had limited commercial and critical success. The film features the fictional Scottish football club Kilnockie, as they attempt to reach their first Scottish Cup Final. The final game is against Rangers.

The film is loosely based on underdog Raith Rovers' 1994 season and Scottish League Cup win against Celtic.


Robert Duvall plays the club coach, Gordon McLeod. Jackie McQuillan (Ally McCoist) is the team's striker who has recently been signed from Arsenal. McQuillan is a legendary ex-Celtic (ironic given McCoist's iconic stature at Rangers) player as well as the coach's son-in-law, and has a reputation for being a troublesome player. The two men put their personal problems aside as they try to prevent the small fishing town of Kilnockie from losing its club, which is owned by an American (played by Michael Keaton) who wants to move the team to Dublinmarker in Ireland.


From its name, the fictional north eastern coastal village of Kilnockie (literally church·small-hill) would be a village around, or near a church on a small hill.

Actual k/nockies in Scotland include:


Filming took place at several locations across Scotlandmarker, including Boghead Parkmarker (the former ground of Dumbarton), Dumfriesmarker club Queen of the South's Palmerston Parkmarker ground, Kilmarnock's Rugby Parkmarker ground and Hampden Parkmarker. Several extras in the film were then players of Raith Rovers, a club Duvall went to see regularly to learn from John McVeigh, the manager, whom his character was based on.


A soundtrack for the film was written by Mark Knopfler.

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