Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in Czechoslovakia in 1957, The Goalkeeper Also Lives on Our Street made it to American shores five years later. The film is a semiserious probe of "ice hockey fever", as seen through the eyes of preteens. The story is hinged on the long-standing rivalry between two teams of Prague schoolboys. A professional hockey star (Otomar Korbelar) moves into the neighborhood, offering his services as a goalkeeper--leading both teams to fall over themselves in attempting to curry his favor. Running a little over an hour, The Goalkeeper Also Lives on Our Street was first telecast in the US in 1972, as part of the CBS Children's Film Festival weekend series.
boy, Czechoslovakia, dream, freeze, hockey, rival, sports, street, team, youth