The Santa Clause


Comedy film. Tim Allen
Year: 1994
Year in film: 1990s
Country: USA
Who in shorts: boys ~ 6-9 ?
Who in shorts 2: girls ~ 6-9 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: Some young Soccer boys and girls (1st graders?) in yellow and white shorts. At least one with the drawstring outside. I think few and rather brief scenes at 1h10.

Also soon on my bib overalls blog (girls rating 4).

I like Tim Allen and Home Improvement (rating 7), but I don’t like this movie.

Very young kids and few scenes, but better than none as this is a Christmas movie.

So rating 4-5 only. I don’t assume shorts scenes in the sequels.


Sonáta pro zrzku


Family film
Year: 1981
Year in film: 1980s
Country: CZ
Who in shorts: boys ~8-15 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some Soccer boys and teen boys in white and the other team in medium blue shorts. Not sure about the fabric. At least the white ones look shiny. 2 longer Soccer scenes.

English title: Sonata for a Red-Haired Girl.

I prefer the white shorts. Quite interesting but there are better movies.

Rating 5.

Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel (1995)


Family film starring Constantin von Jascheroff
Year: 1995
Year in film: 1990s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys, men
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, TV recording ?
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: There are obviously Soccer scenes of probably older teen boys or men in shiny blue and red shorts. And also swimming scenes (not sure if just speedos or swim shorts as well).

I have or had a TV recording, but currently only found short clips and trailers.

So needs to be rechecked later.

Rating 3-4 for now only.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5.

There’s also a 2008 TV series, but I don’t remember shiny shorts in that.

Update: Tele-Fußball


I found another boy, this time 12 yo Kevin from California. This time, the kids are in white shiny Adidas shorts.

White shorts are very nice, but the walking scene of the boy from London in green shorts are much better (rating 10).

Rating 6-7 for this one. I haven’t found the older girl as leading kid. Probably I haven’t digitized them, yet.


Carlitos y el campo de los sueños


Family / soccer film
Year: 2008
Year in film: 2000s
Country: Spain
Who in shorts: boys ~9-12 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Several Soccer boys in longer, dark blue, medium blue, white, red and maybe black and I think one in dark green shiny shorts, mainly or only Adidas. But I think some without stripes. Also locker room and sitting scenes. My favorites are the white ones.

And a girl in bib overalls, other blog, rating 5 (soon be updated).

Not that bad, but I prefer shorter shorts and US movies. Quite good family movie. English title: Carlitos and the Chance of a Lifetime. Has been aired long time ago, so I don’t remember everything.

So rating 5.


VVCS Profvoetbal Gala (1992 ?)


TV show, unknown year
Year: 1992 ??
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: The Netherlands
Who in shorts: boys ~9-11 ?
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Several boys (around 40 ?) in white shiny shorts, mostly simple, plain white without stripes. Some few with two black stripes. Nice jumping scenes.

I found a very brief clip on my backups. Currently, I don’t know the exact year. Must be around 1990, I assume 1992 because of the Olympia text (Amsterdam nomination). I also recorded much in 1992. Broadcaster Veronica.

I can’t say much more as I haven’t found my original tape. I definiteley don’t have the complete show. But probably these boys were only shown at the beginning (or less likeley the end) of the show.




Documentary. 6 ep
Year: 1980
Year in film: 1980
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: boys ~10-12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys at school (PE, 6th grade) mostly in tight Adidas Junior shorts, I think mainly shiny obviously playing Basketball. Most or only colors are blue, black and red. One in 70s style red shorts. Half of them shirtless, also a locker room scene. Pics from ep. 2.

Very interesting documentary, 3 episodes including this are on YouTube. Probably rather few scenes. Probably perfect to those who prefer Adidas Junior shorts.

Personally, I prefer the larger shorts with inner briefs and US movies.

So rating 6-7 only. Another problem is the image quality. But nice time document.

6 Richtige


Comedy series, 26 ep, Benno Hoffmann
Year: 1983-1984
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Germany
Who in shorts: Gregor ~12
Who in shorts 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: Dirk Saur in shiny, dark blue Adidas shorts with red stripes and inner briefs, also sitting. Also close-ups of the shorts. I don’t know/don’t remember all episodes. Did he also wear red shorts? When he enters the stage, someone making a photo with a flashlight. I think ep 17.

Great series. Handsome, cheeky actor.

Rating 8.

Unknown 13 = Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben 1987 documentary


Finally found! It’s a 1987 documentary about a boys’ choir in Stuttgart, obviously the Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben. Aired/produced in 1987 on SDR (Süddeutscher Rundfunk) but must have been aired/rebroadcasted later, maybe late 80s or early 90s. I haven’t found the original tape. Produced by Hans-Peter Birke, editor Peter Konzelmann.

A rather short Soccer scene. Also white and/or beige shiny shorts like the yellow ones. Also dark blue Adidas shorts, but probably of cotton fabric. Also blue, red and other colors. No other scenes of interest, at least not on my clip.

I don’t have the beginning, so not sure about the correct title.