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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Release Date:

24 April 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

United: The Legend of the Busby Babes  »

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In the long shots of the Airspeed Ambassador outside the terminal the propellers can be seen slowly turning. The Ambassador was a piston engined aircraft, the props would not rotate slowly like a turbo-prop engine. 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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Brilliant British film
25 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect with this film as I'm not a football fan.

I love British films so I thought I'd give it a watch, even though it's not the sort of film I would usually go for.

I'm so glad I did now. It was moving and taught me lots about the Munich disaster (I wasn't even born when it happened).

David Tennant is fantastic (obviously) and all the other actors were brilliant.

My daughter has told me that there has been a lot of controversy about this film but I'm glad I haven't read any of it as it was just a really good film.

Would defiantly recommend it.

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