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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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Jaume Collet-Serra

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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

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

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Release Date:

29 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gol 2 See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£326,807 (United Kingdom), 11 February 2007, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene before the champions league final,one of the seats in the changing rooms has Michael Owen's name and number.However,Owen had been sold to Newcastle at the beginning of the film in exchange for Santi See more »

Goofs

There's no explanation of how Santi's little step-brother knew in which bar Santiago and the Real Madrid players were hanging out, or how he managed to get the keys of the Lamborghini, get into it and drive it out of the parking lot. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Followed by Goal! III (2009) See more »

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NO TOMORROW
Performed by Orson
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Expectation levels too high!
13 April 2007 | by brys06See all my reviews

I couldn't wait for this to hit the big screen but to my disappointment, the film wasn't half as good as i had expected. After seeing the first i didn't know when the super subs dream was going to end, but at Real Madrid with superstars surrounding him, i thought i was in for a treat. But to my mistake, the storyline steers of course of the footballing world bringing in a twist of family life which was almost suddenly killed of by the stress of which football brings. Every little boy's dream is to play football at a professional level but this film gives us an inside view as to what goes on off the pitch and in my opinion doesn't have enough twists in the story. As i'm a football fanatic i loved the matches they played and the 3-2 comeback in the Champions League final was amazing but so predictable. Overall i feel the film was a failure but is still worth watching so that there is some hope that GOAL III can impress and revive the disappointment of GOAL II. Daniel Bryson


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