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One young man's dream takes him on a remarkable journey in this sports-themed drama. Santiago Munez ([[Performer~P360280~Kuno Becker~kunobecker]]) was born in Mexico, and came to California with his family when he was just a boy. One of the few things Santiago brought with him was a love for soccer, and while he holds down two jobs -- working landscaping during the days with his father, Hernan ([[Performer~P57026~Tony Plana~tonyplana]]), and as a busboy at night -- he still dreams of playing the game professionally, and spends his precious spare time with an amateur team in Los Angeles. One day, Santiago is approached by Glen Foy ([[Performer~P199938~Stephen Dillane~stephendillane]]), a part-time scout for powerhouse British team Newcastle United; Glen has seen Santiago play and thinks he has talent, and can get him a tryout with Newcastle if he can make his way to England. While Hernan refuses to help Santiago pay for the trip, his grandmother ([[Performer~P14310~Miriam Colon~miriamcolon]]) empties her savings to help him follow his dream. Santiago's first reserve game with the team happens during a typically British rainstorm, with Santiago suffering a mild asthma attack to boot; he doesn't play at his best and is turned away from the team, but he refuses to go home, determined to make good. After striking up a friendship with star kicker Gavin Harris ([[Performer~P228583~Alessandro Nivola~alessandronivola]]) and demonstrating his mettle to coach Mal Braithwaite ([[Performer~P224005~Gary Lewis~garylewis]]), Santiago earns a second chance to show Newcastle United what he can do and make his father proud of him. Goal! was a major international hit, and a sequel was already in production before the film opened in the United States in the spring of 2006. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 12, 2006

Cast

Leonardo Guerra
as 10-Year-Old Santiago
Tony Plana
as Hernan Munez
Miriam Colon
as Mercedes
Kuno Becker
as Santiago Munez
Jorge Cervera, Jr.
as Cesar
Herman Chaves
as Referee
Donald Li
as Chinese Restaurant Manager
Kathryn Tomlinson
as Val
Stephen Dillane
as Glen Foy
Sean Pertwee
as Barry Rankin
Jonathan Hernandez
as Armando
Alessandro Nivola
as Gavin Harris
Cassandra Bell
as Christina
Rhydian Jones
as Sales Person
Marcel Iures
as Erik Dornhelm
Andy Hawthorne
as Immigration Official 1
Michael Gunn
as Immigration Official 2
Ashlea Sanderson
as Girl
Alex Parkin-Goodchild
as Kid 1
Callum Aynsley
as Kid 2
Christopher Fairbank
as Foghorn
Craig Heaney
as Phil
Rob Dixon
as Bobby Redfern
Anna Friel
as Roz Harmison
Kieran O'Brien
as Hughie Magowan
Gary Lewis
as Mal Braithwaite
Ashley Walters
as Carl Francis
Kevin Knapman
as Jamie Drew
Lee Ross
as Bluto
Stephen Graham
as Des
Andy Kidd
as Bouncer
Alan Shearer
as Alan Shearer
Emma Field Rayner
as Lorraine
Martin Tyler
as Martin Tyler
Brian Lonsdale
as Fan
Glynis Brooks
as Cleaner 1
Maxine Evans
as Cleaner 2
Blondell Taylor
as Sister
Daniel Maier
as Patient
Frances Barber
as Carol
Madeline Moffat
as Woman in Tower Block
Louis Lennie
as Teenager
Baden Burns
as Teenager
Nicholas Lumley
as Taxi Dispatcher
Leslie Randall
as Mr. Ives
Bryan Johnson
as Geordie Fan
Greg Ellis
as Fan 2
David Beckham
as David Beckham
Zinedine Zidane
as Zinedine Zidane
Shivani Ghai
as Ground Attendant

Crew

Danny Cannon
Director
Matt Barrelle
Producer
Mike Jefferies
Producer
Mark Huffam
Producer
Dick Clement
Screenwriter
Adrian Butchart
Screenwriter
Adrian Butchart
Screen Story
Ian La Frenais
Screenwriter
Mike Jefferies
Screen Story
Mike Jefferies
Screenwriter
Michael Barrett
Cinematographer
Graeme Revell
Composer (Music Score)
Chris Dickens
Editor
Laurence Dorman
Production Designer
Stuart Rose
Art Director
Jo Burn
Co-producer
Danny Stepper
Co-producer
Darryn Welch
Co-producer
Chris Ouwinga
Co-producer
Allen Hopkins
Associate Producer
Nicolas Gautier
Associate Producer
Stevie Hargitay
Associate Producer
Jonathan Harris
Associate Producer
Peter Hargitay
Executive Producer
Lawrence Bender
Executive Producer
Carl Denooyer
Set Designer
Mark S. Kusy
Set Designer
Peter Kang
Set Designer
Matthew Kern Atzenhoffer
Set Designer
Erik G. Soderstrom
Set Designer
John Eric Ryan, Jr.
Set Designer
J. Brook Shafer
Set Designer
Burton Sanders
Set Designer
Hugh Pritchard
Set Designer
Annette Dunford-Lewis
Costume Designer
Lindsay Pugh
Costume Designer
Robert Kensinger
Set Decorator
Alison Stein
Costume Designer
Jane Cooke
Set Decorator
Brandy Lusvardi
Costume Designer
Tom Sayers
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Newman
First Assistant Director
Andy Ansah
Consultant/advisor
Debra Baum
Consultant/advisor
Ross Burgess
Animator
Charles Bain
Camera Operator
Sean Savage
Camera Operator
Belinda Gardea
Casting
Lucinda Syson
Casting
Elaine Grainger
Casting
Jim Stuebe
Sound Mixer
Jennifer Alessi
Extra Casting
Michelle Pinkney
Personal Assistant
Scott Yamano
Casting Assistant
Melinda Wright
Driver
Lisa Greenspan
Production Coordinator
Richard Goodwin
Second Assistant Director
Kevin Michael Walsh
Set Production Assistant
Kenny Farnell
Driver
Kevin Edland
Best Boy Grip
Joan Washington
Dialogue Coach
Kate Ringsell
Casting Assistant
Shane Summers
Driver
Kathy Sykes
Post Production Supervisor
Aliza James
Assistant Location Manager
Mitch Baylock
Assistant Costume Designer
Duncan McDevitt
Properties Maker
June Brickman
Department Head Makeup
Francis Lindsay
Sound Effects Editor
Brian Gurney
Driver
Sande Alessi
Extra Casting
Tim Keene
Visual Effects Producer
Esther Smith
Production Assistant
Tara McDonald
Hair Styles
Tara McDonald
Makeup
Chris Cuevas
Second Assistant Camera
Cate Nelson
Set Production Assistant
Jack Korbel
Best Boy Grip
Thierry Labbe
Leadman
Daron Keet
First Assistant Camera
Robin O'Donoghue
Re-Recording Mixer
Finlay Pile
Assistant Location Manager
Byron McGee
Driver
Seth Hendrix
Set Production Assistant
Will Humphris
Camera Loader
John Marzano
Aerial Photography
Martin Welland
Electrician
William Connagher
Dialogue Coach
Paul Corbould
Special Effects Supervisor
Dara Weintraub
Unit Production Manager
Balin Hewitt
Set Production Assistant
Sule Bryan-Hurst
Compositor
Catherine Tyler
Runner
Damon Liebowitz
Electrician
Nick Ingman
Conductor
Arthur Trapolsi
Transportation Captain
Dave Coffey
Driver
Carrie Arnold
Assistant Production Coordinator
Jo Burn
Unit Production Manager
Zack Smith
Set Production Assistant
June Prinz
Boom Operator
Douglas Dresser
Location Manager
Brian Woronec
Electrician
Bill Jarrett
Driver
John Midgley
Production Sound Mixer
Jeff Chassler
Electrician
Emma Pill
Location Manager
Gavin Fitch
Assistant Art Director
Jack Stew
Foley Artist
Dave Moss
Electrician
Niki Bern
Compositor
Malcolm Huse
Grip
Albert Frigone
Second Assistant Camera
Greg Dirado
Driver
Mark Heslop
Supervising Sound Editor
Darrell Janson
Driver
Matt Wersinger
Assistant Location Manager
Keith Morgan
Electrician
Susie Altman
Personal Assistant
Trudy Offer
ADR Editor
Freddie Chiverton
Driver
Cory Geryak
Chief Lighting Technician
Mark Nelmes
Visual Effects Supervisor
Stuart Ford
Co-Executive Producer
Dianne Greaves
Foley Artist
Craig Kohatala
Best Boy Grip
Martin Birmingham
Driver
Justine Warhurst
Costumes Assistant
Liam Daniel
Still Photographer
Charlotte Child
Costumes Assistant
Paul Wrightson
ADR Editor
Tom Glaisyer
Third Assistant Director
Lee Isgar
Driver
Ashley Revell
Music Editor
Fry Martin
First Assistant Accountant
Tyger Belton
First Assistant Camera
James Carhart
Art Department Assistant
James Renfroe
Second Assistant Editor
Jimmy Carruthers
Driver
Dean Macklem
Driver
Fabian Arroyo
Driver
Larry Sushinski
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Larry Aube
Key Grip
Marek Bojsza
Electrician
Conner Vandeer
Electrician
Mark Neale
First Assistant Editor
Tom Hoke
Driver
Su Westwood
Hair Styles
Su Westwood
Makeup
Tom Lewis
Additional Editing
John Teeple
Driver
Sian Richards
Hair Styles
Sian Richards
Makeup
Gary Hymns
Grip
Kate Pulley
Casting Assistant
Ron Savory
Generator Operator
Heidi Freeman
Visual Effects Editor
Seth Hansen
Set Production Assistant
Eli Golub
Grip
Carolyn Hunter
Costumes Supervisor
Waseem Barlas
Driver
Stephanie Dolker
Production Coordinator
Michelle Hosier
Art Department Assistant
Bruce Birmelin
Still Photographer
Jeanie Udall
Set Medic/First Aid
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