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Futbaal: The Price of Dreams (2007)

When the Iranian National Soccer team comes to America to play the U.S. team, BABAK is their captain. He is the young, handsome face of the team with the quick moves of a lightweight boxer.... See full summary »

Director:

Erik Laibe

Writer:

I.J. Azimzadeh

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Maxime ... Babak
Natalie Oman Natalie Oman ... Soraya
Dan Metcalfe Dan Metcalfe ... Ramsey
Mekabiz Mohadjer Mekabiz Mohadjer ... Mourad
Christopher Maleki ... Dr. Shafian
Ali Pourtash Ali Pourtash ... Yazdi
Gilbert Montoya Gilbert Montoya ... Juan
Yuri Bradac ... Ivanoff
Mia Kelly ... Natalie
Hoyt Richards ... Jerome
Richard Tanner ... Zafar Khan
Klaudia Ann Jaworski Klaudia Ann Jaworski ... Katya Ivanoff (as Klaudia Gajek)
Boris Kievsky ... Alik Ivanoff
Ali Saam ... Iranian Soccer Coach
Cash Casia ... Manager
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Storyline

When the Iranian National Soccer team comes to America to play the U.S. team, BABAK is their captain. He is the young, handsome face of the team with the quick moves of a lightweight boxer. Simply stated, he is the star. Babak's older brother MOURAD (once a fine player in his own right - but never having the talent of Babak) is attached to the team as they tour the States - perhaps only to handle his brother. The two are very close, but differ ideologically in that Mourad is much more fundamental. The story begins with the Iranian team playing the U.S. squad in Los Angeles. We learn that Babak had been approached months earlier in Iran about possibly staying in the U.S. to play for the local professional team. Babak receives a one million dollar signing bonus to join the Los Angeles Vipers pro team just prior to the end of their regular season and help their chances in the playoffs. Mourad is incensed by his brother's decision and attempts to explain that Babak is compromising his ... Written by Jay Azimzadeh

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A young soccer star is given a life altering opportunity- the chance to leave his politically and religiously suppressive homeland and stay in the United States to live the American Dream.

Genres:

Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Offside: The Price of Dreams See more »

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Traveling Show Films See more »
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Soundtracks

Dohktar Pesarah
Written by Shani Rigsbee and Paksima Zakipour
Performed by Shani Rigsbee
Publishing by Cherokee Charm Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Cherokee Music Group
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