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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)

The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the... See full summary »

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The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the good sense to turn it down, and so the responsibility falls to Mike Bassett, a scruffy and loud-mouthed lout whose claim to football fame is leading a previously undistinguished team to a league championship. Bassett insists that England will win the World Cup under his leadership, but that's before he replaces his star player with a once-gifted footballer who has since developed a drinking problem, and hired a one-time car salesman as his assistant. After stunning losses to Poland and Belgium, Bassett goes from a favorite of both fans and the press to one of the most hated men in England; hoping to whip his team into shape, he subjects them to the high-tech training methods of eccentric Dr. Shoegaarten, which injures more players than it helps. Despite Bassett's ineptitude, England manages to ... Written by Anonymous

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He Knows F.A. About Football. See more »

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£835,219 (UK) (28 September 2001)
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There were only a maximum of 300 extras used at Wembley Stadium. The Moving Picture Company were responsible for all the visual effects, which included crowd replacement/replication at Wembly and the Maracana. See more »

Goofs

It is shown in a graphic that striker Rufus Smalls is the highest ever leading goal scorer with 52 goals, however in a later graphic he is shown to have scored 49 goals making him the 2nd highest goal scorer See more »

Quotes

Kevin Tonkinson: [naked in the pool] Here, lads we've got a jacuzzi
[farts, bubbling the water up; players laugh]
Kevin Tonkinson: And again
[farts again]
Kevin Tonkinson: Oh bollocks, I've shit meself!
[outraged, all the players walk out of the pool]
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Features Ground Force (1998) See more »

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It's On My Head, Son, Not Off My Head, Son
Written by Keith Allen
Sung by Lily Allen (uncredited), Jenny Frost and Liz McClarnon (as Atomic Kitten)
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8 August 2003 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

A great piece of work, the men responsible for the movie chose the right attitude by using the angle of comedy, cause that's the only way to make a sports movie, a sports event can never be moved to the screen succesfully (except maybe Chariots of Fire) in a realistic way since the whole idea of it is that you don't have clue who's going to win until it's all over.

Although I'm not from the UK I did get most of the jokes since I follow footie a lot and am a big fan of the game.

a big thumbs up for the crew and actors, "Mike Bassett" is simply brilliant.


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