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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

PG-13  |   |  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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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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£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 »

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When Santiago flies to Japan for the deal to join Real Madrid it is said that the deal needs to be done right away because the Transfer Window closes the next day. The Window closes on the last day of August about the same time The Spanish La Liga begin their season, so Real Madrid would not be in Japan on the day the Window closed. Historically, Real have played in Japan in July. 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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Good though bit like a soap opera
13 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What makes football great is that it is a game of opinions. It is obvious from reading some of the postings on here that some people have judged the film on whether or not they like David Beckham. Yes, he does appear in the film, but then so do a lot of the other players. Like it or not David Beckham is one of the most bankable stars in football, so it inevitable. Lets face it anyone from Arsenal (as one of the postings is from) is not going to be a Beckham fan. Anyway, as for the film, I think the makers of the film are so intent on steering the film away from the predictability of most sports films, ie player/team starts off badly, then ends up winning an hour and a half later (well you all know what happens) that it leaves out any real moments of drama or tension. What we have left is a bit of footballers soap opera. Saying that though, I thought it was good entertainment.


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