Synopsis: Santiago's father, Hernan Munez, smuggled his penniless Mexican family over the US border to seek a better, albeit modest future in L.A. Eldest son Santiago dreams of more, like native Angelinos, then joining Hernan's gardening firm. His change arrives when a British ex-pro spots him as an exceptional soccer natural and promises he can arrange a real British talent scout to check him out. Although that falls trough and dad forbids it, Santiago accepts grandma's savings to try out with English premier league club Newcastle. Despite his asthma, he gets in and befriends the freshly transferred, desperately undisciplined bad boy star scorer, party animal Gavin Harris, who becomes his bothersome house-mate, a recipe for trouble and yet each's salvation.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Director(s): Danny Cannon
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

- Glad to hear it.

- Oh. Hello. Now.

Why don't you knock yourself out

and help yourself to finger food?

Probably don't do sashimi in Gateshead.

Do they. Mate?

See you later.

Yes. Bruv.

- Would you like some sashimi?

- I'm in LA.

Whoo. Come on. Santiago.

Come on. Back.

Val. Let me use your phone.


Glen. Glen. Mate.

Glen. I'm not a dickhead.

I didn't forget. No.

I'm in a business meeting. Bruv. I'm in

a meeting. I'm in a meeting all morning.

Yeah. Sorry. Listen. Mate. Do us a favour.

Can you send me a tape of your boy?

Glen. Glen. GI...


Goal. Yes.

Yeah. Come on. Come on.

Hey. Grandma.

Santiago. Well played. Son. Well done.

Thank you. Thank you.

This is my little brother.

- Hello. How are you? Pleased to meet you.

- And this is my grandma.

- This is my daughter Val.

- Hi.

So you are the agent?

No. No. No. No.

This man arranged for the agent to come.

And he didn't. I'm afraid.

He's... you know. He's too busy.

So he'll come to the next game?

No. No. I'm afraid he can't.

He's flying back to England tomorrow.

So am I.

Look at that.

Maybe the old man is right.

You dare to dream. Get screwed.

Thanks anyway.

- Hello. Who is this?

- This is Glen Foy.

Glen Foy? Do I know you. Mr Foy?

Uh... Well. I was one of your scouts

when you first took over.

You fired me. Actually. Well. You brought in

the new regime. I don't hold it against you.

Oh. You don't? So why are you calling me

at half past three in the morning?

Sorry. I'm in California.

I've just seen a young player.

I think he's a remarkable talent.

- Who does he play for?

- Oh. Just local league. Kickabout stuff.

The point is. I'm on a plane home tomorrow

and I want you to make me a promise.

If he turns up on your doorstep.

Will you see him?

- You want me to promise you this. Right?

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Adrian Butchart

Adrian Butchart is an award winning British screenwriter and film producer. In 2003 Butchart wrote his first film I Love Your Work with actor and director Adam Goldberg. The film's cast included Giovanni Ribisi, Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Jason Lee, Vince Vaughn and Elvis Costello. Butchart next co-wrote the film Goal! with veteran British writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. It is the story of a young illegal immigrant Santiago Munez, rising from poverty to become one of the World's greatest players. It was released by Disney and shown in 38 countries worldwide.Butchart also co-wrote of the sequel, Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., the second part of Santiago's story in which he plays for the glamorous Galacticos of Real Madrid. The movie became another global hit, released by Buena Vista (Walt Disney Company) and featured a host of stars including David Beckham. As a producer he has multiple credits including the 2008 horror/thriller From Within and the 2012 dramedy Lost Angeles. Won the Best Film award for From Within at the 2008 Solstice Film Festival and continues to be active in film and television with multiple projects in development. more…

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