Goal II: Living the Dream

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Jaume Collet-Serra
Production: Freestyle Releasing
 
IMDB:
5.9
Rotten Tomatoes:
39%
PG-13
Year:
2007
115 min
Website
74 Views

What a humiliation.

A lot of unhappiness

around the Bernabu tonight,

a lot of it directed at Gavin Harris.

Came out as a hero,

he's being called a donkey tonight.

Ronaldinho seals it

with a brilliant third.

Boy, do they need

some inspiration from somewhere.

And now it's Munez. And we

haven't seen too much of him today.

Trying a give-and-go here

with Alan Shearer.

What a great run by Munez!

Unbelievable!

Newcastle's newest and youngest player

gives the fans a brand-new song to sing.

He's got support to his right.

Stephen Carr.

A great header!

And a goal!

It's a dream start for Newcastle!

- OK.

- What about the rose petals?

About bloody time. Can we have

the red rose petals, but in that...?

- Gotta get back to work.

- Hey, babe.

- OK. Hello.

- Hey.

Just no fuss.

I've got to go,

but I will see you Tuesday.

- All right. Bye.

- Bye-bye.

San, it's ten of 5.00. The meeting

with the wedding planner was at 4.00.

Sorry, babe. I just...

I lost track of time.

- We do this together.

- What do I know about flowers?

As long as you show up,

I'll be happy.

You Latin boys are so cheeky.

Do you know that?

- Are you gonna show up?

- I might, if you're lucky.

Oh, no. Go and have a shower. You stink.

It's time for a toast, I think.

To your new home, may all your ups

and downs be in the bedroom.

Mom!

You might want to be careful, Santi.

Look where it got me!

You're lucky I let you get near me.

- How about the extra hot vindaloo?

- Sounds good.

Have consideration.

I'm the one who has to sleep with him.

It sounds good.

- Hello, stranger.

- Hello.

What happened?

Did you lose me number?

- Good timing. We're ordering.

- Can I have a word?

- Yeah, sure.

- In private?

Excuse us.

Oh, my God.

I've been on the phone for hours.

Are they serious?

They want to meet us.

- Shtoom, though, OK?

- Yeah.

You've got two more years

with Newcastle.

The fans'll go mad.

You're the best player.

It's just a meeting.

So when are they coming to meet us?

They're not.

I'm meeting them in Japan.

The biggest football club on the planet.

Nine times European champions.

Twenty-nine Spanish League titles.

Twelve Spanish Cups.

One Super Cup.

They come to Tokyo every summer,

the whole squad.

Beckham, Ral,

Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos,

Zidane, Harris, Munez.

Won't be long, don't worry.

Thank you for coming.

- Santi, how are you?

- Fine thank you.

Welcome to this

legendary football club.

I wanted to introduce you

to our coach.

- Van der Merwe.

- Pleased to meet you.

- Sorry you had to come so fast.

- That's fine.

We want Santiago.

We can make this work.

We have to act quickly. The transfer

window closes tomorrow at midnight.

- I know. Let's vamoose.

- OK. Come on.

Just don't think about the money.

You're gonna hate Madrid.

They all speak bloody Spanish.

- How's it going?

- Good.

- We haven't said yes yet.

- What, are you mad?

With ten percent you have your chest

waxed and highlights. You're sorted.

It's a big decision.

Roz and I got this new house.

You came halfway around

the world for karaoke?

No one says no to Real Madrid,

you nutter.

I don't wanna be on the bench like Owen.

He's one of the best. I'd go crazy.

- It's Dutch.

- Gentlemen.

Herr Van der Merwe.

Can I get you a drink?

Thank you. You're not

giving any career advice, are you?

He's pretending

he's got a decision to make.

I have some advice.

First, you listen to your heart.

Then you listen to your head.

Then your wife will

tell you what to do.

You're OK, Mr lves.

Sorry, doctor.

No comment!

Don't leave, Santi! Don't leave!

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Mike Jefferies

Born in Liverpool, Mike Jefferies is a British screenwriter and film producer. Jefferies founded the media and publishing group Mondiale in 1991 which he sold to the Daily Mail in 1999 after winning the HRH Queens Award for Enterprise in 1998. In 2000 Jefferies moved to Los Angeles where he founded and subsequently sold the B2B media group Line 56.In 2002 he moved into the world of feature films, beginning with soccer trilogy Goal!. Jefferies co-wrote the screenplay for the first Goal! with contributions from veteran British writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. The story of a young illegal immigrant, rising from poverty to become one of the world's greatest players was released by Disney and has been shown in 38 countries worldwide. Goal! grossed $27.6m at the box office. The $50m deal that was struck between the producers and Adidas was the biggest ever between a corporate brand and a film production.Jefferies was one of the writers on the second part of the trilogy, Goal! 2: Living the Dream.... and co-wrote the third part Goal! 3: Taking on the World with Piers Ashworth. In September 2004 Jefferies, together with Stuart Ford, fronted a bid backed by the Kraft family, to purchase Liverpool Football Club. The bid would have valued the club at approximately £200m. In 2005 the club was subsequently purchased in a deal by Tom Hicks and George Gillett which valued the club at £218.9m. In October 2010, as part of a fans' campaign against the ownership, Jefferies conceived and directed a short film entitled 'Dear Mr Hicks' which was released virally via YouTube. The Independent newspaper praised the video saying: "True to the city's capacity to create something out of adversity, a wonderfully inventive viral film, Dear Mr Hicks, has been published online to make it clear where he ought to go. The fans' view can be summarised thus: away, and soon".In 2011 Jefferies re-launched Milkshake Films. more…

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