United (I) (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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harold Hardman
Professor Maurer
Shirley Dixon ...
Mrs. Watson
John Draycott ...
Robert Charlton
Faton Gerbeshi ...
Customs Officer
Tim Healy ...
Tommy Skinner
British Consul
Cissie Charlton
Philip Hill-Pearson ...
Eddie Colman


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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24 April 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

United: The Legend of the Busby Babes  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Very Well Done, Nostalgic
24 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Simply put, I like this movie because it really, really does give one a feel for the 'old time' game... and in fact, showing actual games might have taken away from the story line. I know we get that in movies like Goal but in one of the best Soccer/Football movies ever, The Damned United, it is kept at a minimum. Besides that, a lot of people praise The Damned United but that movie in the end is based very loosely on the David Peace book, a work of fiction to begin with, the movie was a great improvement on the book.

Those who enjoy reading about soccer/football in the old days like the William Hill sports book of the year; "My father and other working class heroes" or books on Sirs Tom Finney or Stanley Matthews most likely will find this movie very entertaining. And I have to say, it is a quite moving and introspective motion picture as well, a bit more of a somber movie. Perhaps a parallel to an American sports movie might be to compare it to the great "Fear strikes out" where the sport itself is a bit secondary to the plot. I'm not a Manchester United fan at all, but with this movie, I could envision other soccer/football movies that might not always be following the "Team overcomes great odds and wins" i.e. "Rocky" formula.

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