The football fever is rising with the increasing mercury levels
and to cope up with it this season, Star Movies will be airing an exclusive premiere of ‘Goal’, an inspirational sports film based on Santiago Munez, an illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles who harbors the dream of breaking into the luminous league of professional football.
This is the story of a young boy’s journey from poverty to stardom and is directed by CSI creator Danny Cannon and stars up-coming Latino talent, actor Kuno Becker. 10 year old Santiago (Becker) crossed the Mexican border into America with two of his most prized possessions, a football and a tattered picture of the World Cup. With dreams of making it as an international footballer , he lives in his own world where Santiago grows and is spotted at a local match by a British scout Glen Foy( Stephen Dillane) and he gets a chance to play in the big league with Newcastle United. But its not all play for this young man – muddy fields , cold winds and crunching blow from teammates , injuries and temptations that come the way of all footballers…he has to overcome all this to reach his ultimate GOAL!
Set against the backdrop of international football , the movie features cameos from the biggest names in the game , including England superstar David Beckham , French delight Zinedine Zidane , Raul and Newcastle captain Alan Shearer.
Catch the exclusive premiere of this engaging and inspirational sports film , GOAL , this Friday , 8th June at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.