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Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)

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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.

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

Mike Jefferies (screenplay), Adrian Butchart (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kuno Becker ... Santiago Muñez
Stephen Dillane ... Glen Foy
Leonor Varela ... Jordana Garcia
Elizabeth Peña ... Rosa Maria
Carmelo Gómez ... Burruchaga
Miriam Colon ... Mercedes
Frances Barber ... Carol Harmison
William Beck ... Steve Parr
Kieran O'Brien ... Hughie McGowan
Marcus Shultz Marcus Shultz ... Jamie
Sean Pertwee ... Barry Rankin
Rutger Hauer ... Rudi van der Merwe
Alessandro Nivola ... Gavin Harris
Iker Casillas ... Himself
Iván Helguera ... Himself
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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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The Journey Continues...

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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UK | Spain | Germany

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gol 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£326,807 (United Kingdom), 11 February 2007, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Champions League Final Game, played against Arsenal, is actually the first knockout round, when Arsenal won 0-1, Thierry Henry scores the goal we saw in the movie. 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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[first lines]
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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Follows Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) See more »

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Performed by Coco & Puttnam
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Big step back
21 March 2007 | by markokristicSee all my reviews

I loved the first Goal!. I found it to be the best football movie since Victory,and was glad to know that it would be followed by 2 sequels that will take our Mexican Pele to Real Madrid to play Champion's league final and then to the world cup. Sorry to say,or write,and sorry for myself,this one is a step back,a big one.The only part that isn't worse in this one is Alessandro Nivola,the guy knows what he is doing and does it good.For everything else...hmmm.. First-the script is rather clumsy,making our "hero" deal with such problems as meeting his mother that left him when he was a kid,dealing with a jealous girlfriend,an injury,loss of a friend and an agent....and in a mix of all this he does actually play for Real Madrid and meets Becks,Raul,Roberto Carlos....almost like that isn't the most important thing here and the reason why me and lot of other people want to see this in a first place. The chosen director wasn't the happiest choice because the guy has serious problems with pacing and working with actors like he has already showed in his debut,the 2005 remake of Hause of Wax.I saw that a third Goal! will be directed by Michael Apted and that is a good news,at least I hope so. Well it's not all bad,after all there are so few football movies these days(unlike boxing or American football)that I cherish even a flawed one like this and will definitely check out the third Goal! once it's out.


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