Synopsis

Knights "58" movie is a family-friendly sports drama, based on a true story of Angel Meneses, a teenager who loved football and was driven to win. The son of a factory worker and a stay-at-home mom, Angel was raised in the lower middle-class section of Northvale, New Jersey. He was born to play football. He faced adversity with a positive attitude and understood that you don't always end up on top when life presents challenges. Giving up was never an option for Angel. Through the years with his team The Golden Knights, Angel became known as one of the most intimidating linebackers ever to play the field in the league. In 1979, on the verge of graduating and with his dream of winning still a possibility, Angel encouraged his team and as always, said, "We're going to win here. I couldn't promise you that before, but I can promise you that here." The Golden Knights were the hardest hitting team in the league, but also a team that had no wins three years in a row from 1976 through 1978. They had one win in November 1976, according to the recollection of Alfonso Meneses, Angel's younger brother, who was a part of The Golden Knights as a sophomore. They were a known as a losing team. Everyone, including the locals and coaches, gave up hope for this sports team. There was no gathering at the Golden Knights end of the field after the game. There was no cheering, no celebrating. The people who gathered and remained were a group cynics, backslapping each other with cruel remarks that further hurt the team’s morale and ability to win. Heartbreak, mixed with a trail of tears, followed the team. Bill Medea was the head football coach during the fall of 1979 and with only two years of coaching for The Golden Knights, he never had a winning season. Medea started coaching for the Golden Knights at Northern Valley Old Tappan (NVOT) in the fall of 1977. Medea was the youngest head football coach in Bergen County, New Jersey. It was not looking good for Medea and the team was losing hope. Their expectation was that Medea would soon be fired. In the previous two seasons (1977 & 1978) Medea went 0-9 each year, which meant that the last NVOT victory was game six in 1976. The following three games that year were losses, which brought the losing streak to 25 games and

The Golden Knights were the hardest hitting team in the league, but also a team that had no wins three years in a row from 1976 through 1978. They had one win in November 1976, according to the recollection of Alfonso Meneses, Angel's younger brother, who was a part of The Golden Knights as a sophomore. They were a known as a losing team. Everyone, including the locals and coaches, gave up hope for this sports team. There was no gathering at the Golden Knights end of the field after the game. There was no cheering, no celebrating. The people who gathered and remained were a group cynics, backslapping each other with cruel remarks that further hurt the team’s morale and ability to win. Heartbreak, mixed with a trail of tears, followed the team. 

Bill Medea was the head football coach during the fall of 1979 and with only two years of coaching for The Golden Knights, he never had a winning season. Medea started coaching for the Golden Knights at Northern Valley Old Tappan (NVOT) in the fall of 1977. Medea was the youngest head football coach in Bergen County, New Jersey. It was not looking good for Medea and the team was losing hope. Their expectation was that Medea would soon be fired. In the previous two seasons (1977 & 1978) Medea went 0-9 each year, which meant that the last NVOT victory was game six in 1976. The following three games that year were losses, which brought the losing streak to 25 games and NVOT’s record in 1976 was 2-7. Tietz's attempt to lead The Golden Knights to victory was questionable by Art Williams, Principal who was on The Board of Education. He had enough of Tietz's failures and lack of leadership. In the meantime, Tietz became impressed with Angel, who had devotion and was determined to lead. Angel and Coach Tietz help the team try to achieve the success they always wanted. Angel's football journey forced him to reexamine what really matters, and he realizes that the true measure of a person has nothing to do with status, even if they were known as losers. Angel felt that life is not about prestige, it’s about passion and purpose. It’s about having an impact on the lives of others. Unfortunately, the dream of winning seemed so far away that it becomes a personal nightmare for Angel and the team as they struggle both, on and off the field.

In the previous two seasons (1977 & 1978) Medea went 0-9 each year, which meant that the last NVOT victory was game six in 1976. The following three games that year were losses, which brought the losing streak to 25 games and NVOT’s record in 1976 was 2-7. Medea's attempt to lead The Golden Knights to victory was questionable by Art Williams, Principal who was on The Board of Education. He had enough of Medea's failures and lack of leadership. In the meantime, Medea became impressed with Angel, who had devotion and was determined to lead. Angel and Coach Medea help the team try to achieve the success they always wanted. Angel's football journey forced him to reexamine what really matters, and he realizes that the true measure of a person has nothing to do with status, even if they were known as losers. Angel felt that life is not about prestige, it’s about passion and purpose. It’s about having an impact on the lives of others. Unfortunately, the dream of winning seemed so far away that it becomes a personal nightmare for Angel and the team as they struggle both, on and off the field.

There was one bright spot in Angel's life. A varsity cheerleader, and who encouraged him not to give up his dream. Unfortunately, her eyes were also in love with the other captain, a rich kid. A conflict between two captains flares up. Prior to one of the games, Angel delivers a strong inspiring "Let's take it to them" speech, which started with "I only know how to play one-way guys! Full Out!" He overcomes his greatest fears and takes matters into his own hands and snaps the team together with the coach to end the losing streak, making their dreams into reality. 

This is a film about competing for social classes, sports and ambitious kids from opposite sides of the track. The Golden Knights chronicle is about the Coach and Angel's remarkable journey together with the team as they seek the ultimate win, the ultimate win, the one game that will change the reputation and legacy of The Golden Knights forever.