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United (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | 24 April 2011 (UK)
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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Filming took place during the winter of 2010 and was hampered by the heavy snowfall that year. Only on the two days when the scenes of the plane crash in the snow were filmed, there was no natural snow and snow machines had to be employed. See more »

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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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Bobby Charlton: What more do I need to do to get into the team?
Duncan Edwards: Keep working, keep smiling, time will come.
Bobby Charlton: That's easy for you to say with your England cap at seventeen. Everybody loves you, mighty Duncan Edwards.
Duncan Edwards: I went throught the same as you. And I grafted every hour of every day. I didin't get given a place in the team, I stole one. It's a struggle to get in the team, it's a struggle to stay in it. But if you don't have the guts to fight for that for the next fifteen years of your life, you best get on ...
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 21 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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Words & music by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee (as Shirley & Lee)
Performed by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee (as Shirley & Lee)
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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6th February 1958 shouldn't be forgotten
24 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've only just finished watching this film based on the Munich air disaster and how Manchester United cope's with the loss of their players and friends. Now I've never written one of these reviews before and with all honestly it'll probably be my last, but I thought the BBC did such a good job with the entirety of this film that it deserves someone whether they read it or not to give some feedback. I'm not a Manchester United fan but I do love football - not soccer - Football! And I am a fan of well written and directed films and this has an abundance of both. I'm not going to write of the details of the film basically because you should all know your history and I don't want to spoil a perfectly good film. All I can say is David Tennant once again like every performance he gives is outstanding, alongside with Dougray Scott and a young Jack O'Connell whom plays Sir Bobby Charlton (clearly before he receives his knighthood). You don't need to like Football to enjoy this film, you just need to enjoy good films...


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