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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.

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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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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

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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Better than the first one!
6 August 2007 | by westrangehumansSee all my reviews

Not a classic by any means, but at least, in comparison to the first one (Goal!), a more accomplished film.

The game scenes were not as contrived as in the first movie, hardly surprising since some of the clips were straight off real matches.

Becker did not look out of his depth in the company of the likes of Zidane, Roberto Carlos and David Beckham -- as long as he did not have the ball, that is. In a dressing room scene inside the Bernabeu, for instance, Becker's time on the ball in a jolly juggling scene was thankfully limited to one touch.

I guess it's too much to ask for an actor who had real football skills, and I guess that realization kept the cameras more focused on the 'real' football players in game situations. This added more to a sense of realism, as compared to the first movie when Becker was scene doing all sorts of fantastic things -- corny to a trained eye.

This movie's real merit comes from the way it handled the human element: Santi's head getting a tad too big from all the media attention and from being in the company of Real Madrid's galacticos; the lover's tiff with Roz, doubtless echoed in many a professional football player's life; and the surprise of finding he has a half-brother living in Spain along with the painful reunion with a long-lost Mother.

Dramatic without going overboard, and without losing touch with the primary plot that this is a professional footballer's story.


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