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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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Written & Performed by Peter Weller
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd
Master courtesy of Solid Bond Productions Limited
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Old Trafford
17 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

United is a docu-drama about the infamous 1958 Munich air disaster which claimed the lives of many of the Busby Babes and how the Manchester United team marched on from that dark day and rebuilt.

The focus is less on Matt Busby played by Dougray Scott in a stoic manner because he is sidelined after the crash as Busby was seriously injured and hospitalised for some time.

The focus is on David Tennant as Jimmy Murphy who has to cope with the aftermath, get a side together some from the lower leagues and get them to play. There is also the issue of some of the survivors being emotionally damaged from the incident such as Bobby Charlton who feels unable to play. Then there are the injuries to Duncan Edwards widely regarded as one of the best young players of his generation who survived the crash but later died.

As someone who knew little but the basics of this disaster I found the film informative and emotional. I would acknowledge the film had to condense the story which means some of the characters are sidelined or ignored but it is an affirming story of overcoming the odds that should get even non soccer fans involved.


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