This touching sports drama follows the trials and triumphs in the life of Santiago Muñez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, who lives in Los Angeles with his father, a gardener. The young man's ultimate dream of playing football (soccer) professionally, shows hopeful signs when a talent scout manages to get him to try out with Newcastle United, a British football team. Will Santiago be able to adapt to the new conditions, culture and challenges to succeed in making his dreams come true?
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Michael Winterbottom was the original director of the film. Production had actually begun when he left the project because the Producers demanded the script to be finished prior to commencing Principal Photography. Read More