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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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£835,219 (UK) (28 September 2001)
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During the film it shows that English F.A. is based at Lancaster Gate. However, they had moved away to Soho Square several months before the films release, and Wembley Stadium had been closed for almost 7 months upon the release of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Mike Bassett is getting on the train to go from Norwich to London, the filing is done at Peterborough station. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Tonkinson: Why aye! It's the England reserves!
Irish player: Shut your mouth, ya proddy bollocks!
Alan Massey: What's the accent for? You're a cockney, you mug!
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Features Dream Team (1997) 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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A must see for any football fan
29 July 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

took the girlfriend to see this one and apart from the few sight gags she didnt really get any of the jokes. However if you are a fan of the beautiful game this will tickle you immensely. There are loads of football in-jokes such as the 'gazza', Stuart Pearce/Vinnie Jones and Ian Wright characters. Very much in the Peter Kay style of understated spoofs

3/10 if you're not into football 9/10 if you are


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