The true story of the footballer who put his life on the line. Many believe that, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Medellin drug cartel of Pablo Escobar was partly responsible for financing and building the Columbian national football team. In an early match against the USA at the 1994 World Cup, Columbian defender Andres Escobar no relation to Pablo scored an owngoal that led to the team's elimination. Less than 10 days later, Escobar was killed: shot dead in his native Medellin. The killer reportedly shouted Goal! with each pull of the trigger. Was Escobar's murder an isolated incident, or was it a revenge hit organised by cartels that had lost money gambling on the match? And would the murder have happened if Pablo Escobar, himself shot dead the year before, had been alive? Award winning directors Jeff and Michael Zimbalist examine the mysterious events surrounding Andres Escobar s violent death.
Release Date: 17 October 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification