Goal! The Dream Begins Poster

Release Date: May 12th, 2006

DVD Release Date: September 12th, 2006

PG|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Santiago Muñez, a Mexican cook in Los Angeles, gets a chance to follow his dream of playing professional soccer. A talent scout with contacts in the United Kingdom spots him and offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance: If he can find a way to England, he can try out for the Newcastle United team. Gavin Harris, a star player, takes young Santiago under his wing and helps him prove himself to his disbelieving father.

Cast: Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel, Marcel Iures, Sean Pertwee, Cassandra Bell, Kieron Dyer

Director: Danny Cannon

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Milkshake Films, Revolution Films

Distributors: Buena Vista

Keywords: Friendship, Pursuit, Underdog, Quest, 2000s, England, Los Angeles

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The movie works because it is, above all, sincere. It's not sports by the numbers. The starring performance by Kuno Becker is convincing and dimensional and we begin to care for him. show more

  • Goal! hits the back of the net and is an early candidate for the funnest movie of the summer. show more

  • Most sports films are also fish-out-of-water stories, and this one qualifies as both. show more

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