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United (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | 24 April 2011 (UK)
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United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »

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United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy. Written by Production Company

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images, smoking and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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In the Munich airport, the clock above the door shows that the plane's takeoff attempts (and the subsequent crash) occurred around 4pm, when in actuality they occurred around 3pm local time. See more »

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Jimmy Murphy: It's not about their memory. It's about showing who we are to the world, showing we'll not be bowed by tragedy. Because how we are in the future will be founded on how we behave today.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 21 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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moving and well done
8 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have watched football (here we call it soccer) and know the passion other countries have for the sport. I know how people bond as well as become bitter enemies over teams. So this movie had to be made very carefully to show respect for a horrible tragedy that befell upon Manchester United that fateful night. I think, in my opinion, that it did just that. it was well made and well performed. Showing the proper emotion and heartbreak of the time. Not to mention the will and strong spirit of the fans, team and support staff. Unfortunately it takes a tragedy to bring people together it seems. This movie is right up there with the other sport greats for an inspirational, motivational, and uplifting movie. Very well done.


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