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Goal! The Dream Begins

Release Date: May 12, 2006
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Movie of the Day for Wednesday, December 15, 2004
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59/159 David Mumpower Formula sports story shows surprising amount of warmth and depth. A pleasant surprise.

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A young man named Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker) is given the opportunity of a lifetime. To get there, though, he'll have to leave behind everything that is familiar to him - his family, his friends, and the Los Angeles scenery that has surrounded him all his days. His new world will be in England, where he'll become part of a professional soccer team.

Santiago never seemed like a guy who would be headed in that direction. He's grown up as a poor Mexican-American who appeared to be content laboring in the same sorts of menial jobs that his father took on. He has a talent for soccer, but the only place he really uses it is in recreational leagues. A British scout views one of his games, though, and everything changes in an instant. He'll have to overcome being a fish-out-of-water to fulfill a potential destiny of winning the World Cup.

Several real-life soccer players will appear in the film, including David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Raúl, and Alan Shearer. The film is planned as the first in a trilogy. (Kim Hollis/BOP)


Vital statistics for Goal! The Dream Begins
Main Cast Kuno Becker, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel
Supporting Cast Marcel Iures, Sean Pertwee, Alessandro Nivola
Director Danny Cannon
Screenwriter Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Distributor Walt Disney Pictures
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.goalthemovie.com/
Rating PG-13
Running Time 118 minutes
Screen Count 1,007
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture


     


 
 

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