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The Final Goal (1995)

R | | Action, Thriller
One man buys the future, another stands between the posts to preserve it, in this brutal showdown on the soccer field to win the World Cup. His goal was to win the World Cup at any price.

Director:

Jon Cassar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Estrada ... Rameriez
Steven Nijjar Steven Nijjar ... Nick Kanel
Vaitiare Hirshon ... Lisa
Dean Butler ... Valentine
Paul McGillion ... Conway
JR Bourne ... Joseph
Michael John Lapointe Michael John Lapointe ... Coach (as Michael John LaPointe)
Patrick Chilvers Patrick Chilvers ... Asst. Coach
Tony Cordeiro Tony Cordeiro ... Clive
Harry Lally Harry Lally ... Augie
Adam Morandini Adam Morandini ... Rosado
Don Xavier ... Milo
Dave Lantaigne Dave Lantaigne ... Kitowski
David Henderson David Henderson ... Yank
Stuart Sukerman Stuart Sukerman ... Ego
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One man buys the future, another stands between the posts to preserve it, in this brutal showdown on the soccer field to win the World Cup. His goal was to win the World Cup at any price.

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His goal was the World Cup. They wanted him dead!

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

La partie décisive See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Blah!
13 August 2006 | by joposaSee all my reviews

I just purchased this DVD cheap, costing a buck (plus an extra 10% off employee discount). At 90 cents, I still didn't get my money's worth.

The plot is sometimes difficult to follow, but a few scenes of dialog make it possible to do so. Steven Nijjar (who?) stars as Nick Kanel, a soccer goalie, who is also a martial arts expert on the side. He finds his teammates being taken in by corrupt promoters promising big bucks for those willing to throw the big game, for the Gold Cup, and bruises and bullets for those who, like Kanel, are too scrupulous. Kanel puts his fighting skills to use in battling these creeps.

The ending is unbelievably campy, and the acting is unbearable. Nijjar's was so bad it wasn't good enough to qualify for a Golden Rasberry award. I guess even the Razzies have standards.

The one saving grace, sort of, was the occasional comic relief provided by a couple of Kanel's teammates, one of whom resembles Doogie Howser.

Erik Estrada, who plays one of the bad guy promoters, got top billing only he because he was by far the best known. He must have been really desperate for work.


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