#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: 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 Premiership club Newcastle United.
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Soccer Has Never Been This Good.
Overwhelming under-dog story that has been done a hundred times and is definitely cliché-riddled, but I loved it nevertheless. “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 (always under-rated and excellent) 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. A bit long and not totally original, but still done well enough to be a winner that does accomplish its goal in the end. 4 stars out of 5.
everlasting movie, ever!
well, actually I’m not keen on any football stuff…, I do never see a single match of anything related with “ball” I hate sports… but then one night I saw this movie through my TV and I wowed by the story of it !!! the main character (Santiago) was totally built in this movie, kuno Becker has the role !!! I learned so many things from this movie. such as how you have to face the reality that sometimes will be so much far away than any bad dream you ever got, it feels so real showed by the scene of Santiago when he expelled from the reserve player team. and how he has to lost his money that he saved because of his father wanted to buy a truck and it made santiago cant go England. but then we cant just make our dream gone, blown by the wind…if we dare to dreaming about something big, so we have to do and make a big sacrifice too. also..sometimes do not listen to anyone make you down, even it was your own parents! that’s what I got from this movie. well, and yeah..,we have to keep our team work as any kind of sports, we work as a team, the important one is the name printed in front of your shirt, not behind! the plot was really beautifully well done, you’ll see an unforgettable story and a touching one. so worth for people who like football or people who afraid to make a big deal with their life, first so many footballer and so many scene make you wanna cry and promised to yourself that one day I have to make my dream comes true!! you would not soon forget this movie, its kinda memorable and thinkable movie guys… I really recommend this movie for ya!!! (now I’m looking for the other movie starred Kuno)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sport
Director Danny Cannon, Michael Winterbottom
Writer Mike Jefferies (story), Adrian Butchart (screenplay), Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay), Adrian Butchart (story), Mike Jefferies (screenplay)
Actors Leonardo Guerra, Tony Plana, Miriam Colon, Kuno Becker
Country USA, UK
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations.
Production Company Revolution Films, Milkshake Films
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Framestore CFC (digital intermediate), Technicolor
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)