Goal II: Living the Dream

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  115 min.
Release Date: August 29, 2008 (limited)
DVD: March 17, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.25
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Cast: Kuno Becker, Anna Friel, Alessandro Nivola, Rutger Hauer, Leonor Varela, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Dillane, Sean Pertwee, Nick Cannon

Synopsis

After gaining experience playing soccer with Newcastle United's team, Santiago Muñez (Kuno Becker) gets a major break when he is transferred to Real Madrid. While his fiancée Roz (Anna Friel) plans their wedding in Newcastle, he realizes every soccer player's dream and gets to wear the legendary white shirt alongside David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane and Raul.

Mirroring the paths of many soccer players before him, Santiago basks in the glory, the acclaim and the money, only for his illusion of happiness to be shattered and his life destroyed. As the fame-hungry, avaricious and beautiful Jordana seduces Santiago, his past is closing in to catastrophic results. Set against the backdrop of Real Madrid, Santiago discovers the ugly face of success, and begins to lose his career, his friends, and most importantly, Roz.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Studio: Peace Arch Entertainment
Producer(s): Mark Huffam, Matt Barrelle, Mike Jefferies
Screenplay: Mike Jefferies, Adrian Butchart, Terry Loane
Official Site: www.goalthemovie.com

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