| On 30th September Buena Vista International bring the most beautiful game to the silver screen. Goal! is a rags to riches story about a young Latino boy's dream to become one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. |
Like many ten year old boys Santiago Munez had a dream… to escape Los Angeles and take centre stage in the country where football was born.
When Santiago Munez crossed the Mexican border into America, he had two things in his possession: his soccer ball and a tattered picture of the world cup. Working menial jobs while growing up in Los Angeles, Santiago’s (Kuno Becker) passion was playing soccer. Convincing his father that he could be an international football star was another story…..
| But when Glen Foy (Stephen Dillane), spots Santiago at a local match he recognizes a fast, brave footballer with the kind of talent that the English premiere club Newcastle United is hungry for. Santagio risks everything to realise his dream of becoming a football legend in England — in a city where football is a religion, and players are worshipped and banished in one kick of the ball. He faces personal woes, injuries and the temptations of life as an international footballer. Santagio must overcome it all to reach his ultimate “Goal!.” |
Directed by British born Danny Cannon (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Goal! tells the story of one boy's battle to succeed, against the odds; and features some of the biggest names from the world of football including David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Raul and Newcastle Untied captain Alan Shearer.
Hot British talents Kasabian provide the music to the trailer; check out 'Club Foot' on the trailer at the official teaser site: www.goalthemovie.com