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Still shot from the movie: Goal! The Dream Begins.

Goal! The Dream Begins

The dream of playing professional soccer begins for Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker) when a former scout for a British football team spots the young man. But he will have to overcome enormous obstacles before he can reach his Goal! The feel-good script also contains a few content obstacles for young viewers. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 11 May 2006
Video Release: 12 Sep 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A female athlete with a desire to play soccer/football tries to emulate her hero in the movie Bend It Like Beckham. In Rudy, a young man goes through incredible obstacles to pursue his dream of playing American football.

Home Video Extra Features

Although playing only in limited theaters in North America, Goal: The Dream Begins is bound to score big in the home entertainment market. Packaged with the DVD release are three featurettes, The Beautiful Game (examining the worldwide soccer phenomenon), Behind The Pitch (a look at how the script’s action scenes were put to film), and the Golden Moments of the FIFA World Cup (the best of the Federation Internationale de Football Association). An audio commentary with the filmmakers and the Happy Mondays Music Video Playground Superstar are also included. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound), Spanish and French, with Spanish subtitles.

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