Mad About Mambo is a 2000 romantic comedy film, written and directed by John Forte and starring William Ash, Maclean Stewart, Russell Smith, Joe Rea, Keri Russell, and Brian Cox. In the movie, William Ash is Danny Mitchell, a Catholic high school student in West Belfast, Ireland, who is an avid soccer player who will do anything to perfect his game. When he realizes that his soccer timing could use some work, he looks to his favorite South American soccer players and is inspired to take Samba lessons so that he may achieve their rhythm and flexibility. At the lessons, he meets Lucy McCloughlin (Keri Russell) an upper-class Protestant who is so many different things that he is not. And yet they fall in love, despite their differences and the small matter of Lucyâ€™s boyfriend, a player on Dannyâ€™s soccer teamâ€™s rival team. Mad About Mambo has viewers rooting for this unlikely, but adorable, couple.