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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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
When Ricky Tomlinson's character is interviewing Bradley Walsh's character, it can clearly be seen that the Colchester United team picture on the wall has been doctored to include Tomlinson, Walsh and Phillip Jackson's characters. However, the line-up info underneath the picture still contains the names of the genuine incumbents, including Roy McDonagh (player/manager). See more »
When Mike Bassett is getting on the train to go from Norwich to London, the filing is done at Peterborough station. See more »
How am I supposed to know. Just do whatever you want.
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A great piece of work, the men responsible for the movie chose the right attitude by using the angle of comedy, cause that's the only way to make a sports movie, a sports event can never be moved to the screen succesfully (except maybe Chariots of Fire) in a realistic way since the whole idea of it is that you don't have clue who's going to win until it's all over.
Although I'm not from the UK I did get most of the jokes since I follow footie a lot and am a big fan of the game.
a big thumbs up for the crew and actors, "Mike Bassett" is simply brilliant.
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