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The Damned United ()


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The story of the controversial Brian Clough's 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.

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Don Revie
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Manny Cussins
David Roper ...
Sam Bolton
Jimmy Reddington ...
Keith Archer
Oliver Stokes ...
Nigel Clough
Ryan Day ...
Simon Clough
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Brian Clough
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Austin Mitchell
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Peter Taylor
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Jimmy Gordon
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Billy Bremner
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Johnny Giles
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Norman Hunter
Frank Skillin ...
Younger Nigel Clough
Dylan Van Hoof ...
Younger Simon Clough
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Younger Elizabeth Clough
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Barbara Clough
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Sam Longson
Mark Jameson ...
Groundsman
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Les Cocker
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Syd Owen
Tony Gubba ...
Himself
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Lillian Taylor
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Dave Mackay
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John O'Hare
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John McGovern
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Colin Todd
Stewart Robertson ...
Archie Gemmill
Laurie Rea ...
Terry Hennessey
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Himself (as Sir Michael Parkinson)
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Journalist
Philip Childs ...
Commentator (Wembley)
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FA Committee Chairman
Gordon Hall ...
FA White Haired Elder
John Craven ...
Himself
Isabella Eades-Jones ...
Elizabeth Clough
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Duncan McKenzie
Paul Bown ...
Mike Bamber
Christopher Chilton ...
Floor Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomasz Aleksander ...
Roy McFarland (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Christopher Anderton ...
Barker (uncredited)
David Aspinall ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
Bax Baxter ...
Committee Member (uncredited)
Matt Blackhall ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Alex Harker ...
Allan Clarke (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
Jimmy Hill ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Football player (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
James MacColl ...
Luton Town Player (uncredited)
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Man in crowd (uncredited)
Mark Mathieson ...
Football Supporter (uncredited)
Chris Moore ...
Paul Madeley (uncredited)
Stephen Nicholas ...
Alan Durban (uncredited)
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Phil Thompson (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Alexander Rogerson ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Gordon McQueen (uncredited)
Brendon Selley ...
Dugout Football Fan (uncredited)
David Stevenson ...
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Elliot Stroud ...
Solicitor (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Peter Taylor ...
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Danny Tomlinson ...
David Harvey (uncredited)
Craig Williams ...
Joe Jordan (uncredited)
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FA Disciplinary Board Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tom Hooper

Written by

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Peter Morgan ... (screenplay)
 
David Peace ... (novel "The Damned Utd")

Produced by

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Andy Harries ... producer
Hugo Heppell ... executive producer
Christine Langan ... executive producer
Grainne Marmion ... co-producer
Peter Morgan ... executive producer
Lee Morris ... co-producer

Music by

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Rob Lane

Cinematography by

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Ben Smithard ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Melanie Oliver

Editorial Department

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Mike Andrews ... digital film technician
Len Brown ... digital intermediate film supervisor
Aaron Coot ... dailies operator
Claire Davis-Bell ... post-production coordinator (as Claire Davis)
Tim Drewett ... digital film technician
Matt James ... digital film supervisor
Soren Kloch ... digital intermediate film supervisor
Steve Knight ... digital intermediate technician
Chris McGloin ... first assistant editor
Ben Renton ... second assistant editor
Andy Richards ... supervising digital intermediate conform editor
Gareth Spensley ... colorist
Gemma Townsend ... digital intermediate technician
Garry Maddison ... data scanner (uncredited)

Casting By

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Daniel Hubbard ... (as Dan Hubbard)

Production Design by

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Eve Stewart

Art Direction by

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Andrew Holden-Stokes ... supervising art director
Leon McCarthy

Costume Design by

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Mike O'Neill

Makeup Department

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Jan Archibald ... hair designer / makeup designer
Nicola Mount ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Rachael Speke ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Caitlin Tanner ... chief hair stylist / chief makeup artist
Barbara Taylor ... crowd hair supervisor
Jo Sweeting ... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)

Production Management

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Mally Chung ... unit manager
Alistair Hopkins ... post-production supervisor
Nina Khan ... senior post-production producer
Monique Mussell ... production manager
Juanjo Seda ... production manager: Mallorca

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martin Curry ... first assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley ... crowd second assistant director
Sarah Mooney ... crowd assistant director
Gemma Nunn ... third assistant director
Tom Rye ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Jason Bond ... property master
Jason Bond ... property master
Jean Challender ... art department coordinator
Henry Gallagher ... standby painter
Rose Geddes ... art department runner
Philip Green ... trainee: Screen Yorkshire
Darren Hayward ... carpenter
Sara Hayward ... stand-by art director
Mark Hopton ... trainee: Screen Yorkshire
Eric Johnston ... stagehand
Mark Jones ... dressing props: dailies
Peter Jones ... carpenter
Steven Leadbitter ... standby carpenter (as Steve Leadbitter)
Graeme McHugh ... scenic artist
Leah Megginson ... stand-by prop hand
Jay Pales ... stand-by prop hand
Martin Parker ... construction manager
Kevin Scarrott ... dressing prop hand
Neil Smith ... dressing props: dailies
Alison Staples ... graphic designer
Kate Thomas ... production buyer
Michael Turner ... dressing prop hand (as Mickey Turner)
Kevin Waite ... carpenter
Colin Worrall ... painter
Douglas Ingram ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Martin Beresford ... sound mixer
Dawn Gough ... assistant sound editor
Paul Hamblin ... re-recording mixer
Andrea King ... foley artist
Forbes Noonan ... foley supervisor
Giles Parkes ... sound assistant
Phil Porter ... boom operator (as Philip Porter)
Andre Schmidt ... supervising dialogue editor (as André Schmidt)
Alexandros Sidiropoulos ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Skelding ... dialogue editor
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Lee Walpole ... supervising sound editor
Rachel Carberry ... assistant adr recordist (uncredited)
Naomi Dandridge ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tom Deane ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mark Henry ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Billy Quinn ... sfx recordist (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt ... adr coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Sturmer ... sound consultant: dolby (uncredited)
Virginia Thorn ... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ben Ashmore ... special effects coordinator
Paul Kelly ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Charlie Bennett ... digital matte painter: The Mill (as Charles Bennett)
David A.T. Bowman ... visual effects supervisor: The Mill (as David Bowman)
Darren Christie ... visual effects consultant
Martin Clough ... data operator: Molinare
Will Cohen ... visual effects executive producer: The Mill
Joe Dearman ... data operator: Molinare
Dave Early ... senior digital matte painter: The Mill (as David Early)
Marie A. Jones ... visual effects producer: The Mill (as Marie Jones)
Simon Kilroe ... additional visual effects supervisor: Molinare
Suraj Odedra ... cg artist: The Mill
Katy Piggott ... data operator: Molinare
Lewis Saunders ... visual effects artist: Molinare
Foad Shah ... compositor: The Mill
Shanaullah Umerji ... additional visual effects producer: Molinare
Anthony Webb ... visual effects artist: Molinare
Kris Anderson ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Bryan Bartlett ... digital compositor (uncredited)
David Emeny ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Stephanie C. Kelly ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rick McMahon ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Hitesh Patel ... visual effects supervisor: The Mill (uncredited)
Natalie Stopford ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Ben Turner ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ian Pead ... stunts
Peter Pedrero ... stunt coordinator
Charles Ramsay ... stunts
Roy Taylor ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steven Campbell ... electrician
Adam Coles ... focus puller: "a" camera
Mark Dempsey ... clapper loader
Stuart Drummond ... gaffer
Phil Field ... electrician
Alex Fitton ... camera trainee
Clare Fuller ... clapper loader: dailies
Steve Gartside ... electrician (as Stephen Gartside)
Richard Lawson ... focus puller: 'b' camera
Vince McGahon ... camera operator: "b" camera / steadicam operator
Ronan Murphy ... key grip: "a" camera
David Ode ... key rigger
Craig Porter ... clapper loader
Javier Pueyo ... grip: Mallorca
Howard Roe ... generator operator
Laurie Sparham ... stills photographer
Marc Tempest ... key grip: "b" camera
Kim Vinegrad ... clapper loader
John Welsh ... best boy
Laurence Wright ... video trainee
Dean Thompson ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Michelle Smith ... additional casting
Martin Ware ... casting assistant
Abigail Barbier ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Caroline Drinkeld ... costume trainee
Samantha Horn ... assistant costume designer
Katerina Pesulova ... wardrobe supervisor
Ladislav Procházka ... costume assistant
Keeley Scothern ... costume trainee: Screen Yorkshire
Esme Short ... costume assistant
Kat Willis ... costume assistant
Emily Curtis ... daily costumer (uncredited)
Ann Maskrey ... costume maker (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kayleigh Cruickshank ... location assistant
Marie Elwood ... location assistant: London
Camilla Stephenson ... location manager: Mallorca
Charlie Thompson ... location manager (as Charles Thompson)
Dan Connolly ... location scout (uncredited)
Ben Hepworth ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Darrell Alexander ... music coordinator
Jonathan Allen ... score engineer
Arthur Dick ... musician: guitar soloist
Liz Gallacher ... music supervisor
James Gosling ... music preparation
Christopher Gutch ... composer agent (as Chris Gutch)
Rob Lane ... conductor
Steve Parr ... score mixer
Samuel Sim ... composer: additional music
Simon Whiteside ... music preparation
Alison Butters ... music clearance (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Jemima Thomas ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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John Armistead ... unit driver
Martin Clay ... driver: camera car
Alan Evans ... unit driver
Karl Jones ... unit driver
Paul Pearson ... unit driver
Paul Revill ... standby camera car driver
Ian Bennett ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Mark Mathieson ... unit driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Geraldine Atlee ... business affairs: BBC Films
Nicky Ball ... crew and freelance development manager: Screen Yorkshire
Joe Biggins ... inflatable crowd supervisor
Carol Carmichael ... medic
Simon Clifford ... football choreographer / football coach
Andrew Craske ... head of communications: Screen Yorkshire
Farnaz Donovan ... assistant production accountant
Penny Dyer ... voice coach
Zoë Edwards ... production executive: Left Bank Pictures (as Zoe Edwards)
Bob Farrell ... production assistant (as Rob Farrell)
Kerry Gill-Pryde ... researcher: mythology and evil
Simon Gillis ... business affairs: BBC Films
Neil Gregory ... inflatable crowd supervisor
Boyd Harvey ... insurance: Media Insurance Brokers
Nick Hodson ... trainee: Screen Yorkshire
Mark Hubbard ... production executive: BBC Films
Paula Jalfon ... commercial affairs: BBC Films
Sally Joynson ... chief executive: screen yorkshire
Marigo Kehoe ... head of production: Left Bank Pictures
Matt Lightowler ... production assistant
Jessica Loddo ... italian dubbing director
Stuart McKay ... archivist
Connan McStay ... title designer
Rachel McWatt ... communications manager: screen yorkshire
Steven Metcalfe ... production assistant
Tariq Mirza ... production legal
Sarah Mooney ... floor runner
Della Moore ... post-production accountant
Shailini Vijay Naik ... production secretary
David Peace ... consultant
Eve Petcher ... assistant production coordinator
Lee Ramseyer-Bache ... production assistant
Katy Roberts ... production runner
Penelope Robinson ... production accountant
Lindsay Salt ... assistant: Mr. Harries, Left Bank Pictures
Daniel Sampedro Palerm ... production coordinator: Mallorca (as Daniel Sampedro)
Pip Sansom ... assistant: Mr. Harries, Left Bank Pictures (as Pip Williams)
James A. Smith ... archivist
Antony Swiatek ... production legal: Olswang
John William Turner ... production assistant (as John Turner)
Matthew Vizard ... production and delivery coordinator: BBC Films
Grace Wilson ... head of finance: Left Bank Pictures
Michael Wood ... production executive: BBC Films
Andy Booth ... medical service (uncredited)
Sekani Doram ... runner: second unit pick-ups (uncredited)
Danny Gulliver ... inflatable crowd supervisor (uncredited)
Rob Shaw ... daily floor runner (uncredited)
Luis Vidal ... production assistant: Spain (uncredited)

Thanks

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Isabel Begg ... thanks
Jenny Borgars ... thanks
Ann Maskrey ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Taking over England's top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion. Written by J-26

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Taglines "They love me for what I'm not... ...they hate me for what I am." See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Damned United - Der ewige Gegner (Germany)
  • Numele Jocului: Fotbal (Romania)
  • Проклятый Юнайтед (Russia)
  • くたばれ!ユナイテッド サッカー万歳! (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Проклятий Юнайтед (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP618,929, 29 Mar 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film has been criticized by the Clough family as they state it was not a true story of events. See more »
Goofs The tie against Leeds shows Derby being so badly fouled by the Leeds players they have to field reserves against Juventus. While Derby did suffer some injuries in the tie against Leeds that year, it actually came before their quarter-final match against Spartak Trnava, which Derby still won despite missing some key players. Moreover, the injuries were not as serious as implied in the film, and all the injured players had recovered by the time of the eventual 3-1 defeat by Juventus which was with a near full-strength Derby squad minus two players who were suspended. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #4.124 (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Leeds, Leeds, Leeds (Marching On Together) See more »
Quotes Brian Clough: I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the country. But I'm in the top one.
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