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Best (2000)

The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Best
Sir Matt Busby
Sir Bobby Charlton
Nobby Stiles
Denis Law
Tommy Dougherty / The Barman
James Ellis ...
Dickie Beal
Rodney Marsh
Clive Anderson ...
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Frazer Crane
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The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

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With the world at your feet, what is there left to tackle?


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12 May 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Best - Jogando Com O Destino  »

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Patsy Kensit, who plays Anna, is one of the housemates in Big Brother (UK) along with Callum Best, George Best's real life son. See more »


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Absolute rubbish
26 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is dreadful. Jon Lynch is not handsome enough to play the part of George Best. We see nothing of the wit of the real character - merely a paranoid alcoholic. This film doesn't capture the soul of George Best at all. I am sure even ardent fans of Man United (which I am not) will find this film appalling. It's time to do a newer version now that the real George has passed away. With regard to other characters in the film, Linus Roache does a passable Denis Law, Ian Bannen is convincing as Matt Busby and Jerome Flynn is a good enough Bobby Charlton. One thing I found laughable though was that the same actor played the barman and Tommy Docherty - once with a wig, the other time without. Did they not have enough money to pay two actors ?

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