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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  29 August 2008 (USA)
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When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.

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When Newcastle United soccer star Santiago Munez is offered a spot with Real Madrid, he accepts, but the move - accompanied by big money and fame - tests his ties and loyalties to family, friends and business acquaintances.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Gol 2  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£326,807 (UK) (9 February 2007)

Gross:

£800,469 (UK) (16 February 2007)
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The real Champions League Final Game was Arsenal vs. Barcelona with Barcelona winning 2-1. Real Madrid lost to Arsenal in the first knock-out round with a 1-0 overall score in both legs. See more »

Goofs

In the Champions League final, when Munez is subbed in, he is clearly wearing a long sleeved jersey. Then there is a cut scene of him clapping, and he is wearing a short sleeve. Then the next cut, he is back in a long sleeve. The same goof happens when he misses a goal scoring opportunity. See more »

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Announcer: What a humiliation. A lot of unhappiness around the Bernabeu tonight, a lot of it directed at Gavin Harris. Came out as a hero, he's being called a donkey tonight.
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Followed by Goal! III (2009) See more »

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Disappointing
18 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although I was biased towards the first movie as I am a Newcastle United fan, I felt let down by Goal! 2, not just that Munez had the audacity to leave the Toon for Real Madrid, but due to the poor direction, plot and screenplay of the sequel.

The first movie, although far from perfect, had its moments, a lively screenplay, absorbing direction and a fairly tidy plot, Goal!2 on the other hand, was found wanting in all of these areas.

The plot felt far-fetched and desperate, and the cinematography amateurish, I found the film entertaining but not absorbing, I'm sure I will watch Goal! 3 pure for a sense of personal closure rather than because of excited anticipation.


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