The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the...
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Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »
The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the good sense to turn it down, and so the responsibility falls to Mike Bassett, a scruffy and loud-mouthed lout whose claim to football fame is leading a previously undistinguished team to a league championship. Bassett insists that England will win the World Cup under his leadership, but that's before he replaces his star player with a once-gifted footballer who has since developed a drinking problem, and hired a one-time car salesman as his assistant. After stunning losses to Poland and Belgium, Bassett goes from a favorite of both fans and the press to one of the most hated men in England; hoping to whip his team into shape, he subjects them to the high-tech training methods of eccentric Dr. Shoegaarten, which injures more players than it helps. Despite Bassett's ineptitude, England manages to ...Written by
During the film it shows that English F.A. is based at Lancaster Gate. However, they had moved away to Soho Square several months before the films release, and Wembley Stadium had been closed for almost 7 months upon the release of the film. See more »
During the second secret interview with the dissident players, one of them claims that some players are "checking to see if they have Irish grandparents, to jump ship". However, FIFA rules do not allow a player to change national team once he has played an international game. See more »
The film is funny the first time you watch it. i couldnt see it again any time soon like i did with parole officer for example. it is funny. Not laugh out loud funny, but it certainly entertains for the 90 minutes, maybe just a little long, by the end, but overall its a good film. Ricky Tomlinson steals the show with all his f`in and blinding, its good stuff. Go and see it 6/10
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