Goal - The Dream Begins DVD

Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer.

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Goal - The Dream Begins DVD - 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon.  In this heartwarming and uplifting soccer film - like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer. However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day...  Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer. However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for the Premiership British club Newcastle United. 'Goal!: The Journey Begins' is the first of a trilogy as a young Mexican illegal immigrant (Kuno Becker) in Los Angeles has a chance at the brass ring in England of all places playing soccer for one of their professional teams after being discovered by scout/former player Stephen Dillane. Tony Plana is outstanding as Becker's cold father and Marcel Iures gives an incredible performance as the British team's head coach. Becker also unwittingly teaches a brash superstar (Alessandro Nivola) who has forgotten the real reasons why he plays soccer why the game is so important and also finds companionship in a strange land with beautiful nurse Anna Friel. Great cinematography and a wonderful score make for a very moving and entertaining experience as the film touches strong emotions of love, friendship, sacrifice and ultimate success against all odds. In Spanish and English - Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and a brief drug reference. 118 minutes. The film has Spanish in the beginning, but the rest is mostly in English. However, audio options on the DVD allow the entire film to be dubbed into Spanish (or French) with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

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