Believe (I) (2013)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  25 July 2014 (UK)
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A young, gifted football player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.


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Erica Gallagher
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Harry Armes ...
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Aine O'Duffy ...
Spencer Jack Phillips ...
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Set in 1984 and inspired by true events, 'Believe' is a funny and touching fictional tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfill his dream. An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents. Having lived with football all his life and survived the tragic 1958 Munich plane disaster, in which eight of his young players were killed, Sir Matt is still committed to continue his work of 'training lads for life' and so begins a thrilling adventure as Sir Matt Busby, comes out of retirement to transform a young group of scallywags into a dream team. Written by Anonymous

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"If you believe, you can score with your eyes shut." - Sir Matt Busby



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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and smoking. | See all certifications »


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25 July 2014 (UK)  »

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Glauben ist alles!  »

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Whilst filming the twin boys Harry and Jack Armes, became attached to the Golden Retrievers 'Baz' and 'Tup' shown with the dog walker and as soon as the director shouted cut they quickly returned to petting them. See more »


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Written by Jackie Mittoo, Headley Bennett, Robert Lyn, Leroy Sibbles, Benjamin Brown, Fitzroy Simpson and Lloyd Ferguson
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A great family film
1 August 2014 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

A feel good family film that will be enjoyed by all ages, especially if you're a fan of Matt Busby and/or have knowledge of the Busby Babes. However all the kids in the cinema who knew nothing about the history loved the film. It's raw and unpolished which gives it its charm. The kids in the film are all newcomers, but do a great job. The emotional scene in the car with Matt and Georgie is brilliant! I saw an interview with Brian Cox who said that even established actors find it difficult to "dig deep" to find such emotion. Young Georgie "blew him away". Comical in parts, emotional (you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the flashbacks to the Busby Babes) and you leave feeling uplifted and happy!

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