When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.
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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.Written by
The continuity error of the Newcastle vs Chelsea match isn't an error. That particular match was an FA Cup game (I worked at the stadium that very season and new the fixture list) and there was heavy snowfall that day. Now the ball supplier was Umbro and the colour of the football was white, but the snowfall during the 1st half made it difficult for the ball to be seen. During the 2nd half the hi-vis ball used in the Premier League made by Nike was used instead. See more »
When Santiago and Glen are traveling over the Tyne Bridge on their way for what is Santiago's first sight of the stadium, they clearly leave the bridge and Glen says 'There it is'. Then it immediately cuts to a shot of St.James' park which in actual fact is a fair few miles away from the Bridge itself. It is a noticeable error as we can see from outside Santiago's window an office block which is evidently built at the entrance to the Tyne Bridge. See more »
Straight away the movie started well. It was well directed and all the camera work and cinematography was good.
The story was predictable but I wasn't expecting anything else. That said, they didn't go too overboard with how the film was going to end.
There were a few carefully placed lectures for the real footballers in the film, lets hope they understand the warnings.
I went with the missus and she loved the film. And she hates footie!!! The only bit I didn't quite get was the timeline. NUFC only had a few games left in the season but so much time seemed to pass by. I wasn't convinced.
But if you want a good film to watch then you wouldn't go too far wrong by having a look at this. It is far better than some of the rubbish this year.
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