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United (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | 24 April 2011 (UK)
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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 their number.

Director:

James Strong

Writer:

Chris Chibnall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Andrews ... Bert Whalley
Kate Ashfield ... Alma George
Natalie Burt ... Marion Bent
David Calder ... Harold Hardman
Sam Claflin ... Duncan Edwards
Werner Daehn ... Professor Maurer
Shirley Dixon ... Mrs. Watson
John Draycott John Draycott ... Journalist
Neil Dudgeon ... Alan Hardaker
Bill Fellows ... Robert Charlton
Faton Gerbeshi Faton Gerbeshi ... Customs Officer
Tim Healy ... Tommy Skinner
Daniel Hill ... British Consul
Melanie Hill ... Cissie Charlton
Philip Hill-Pearson ... Eddie Colman
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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 their number.

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Drama | History | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images, smoking and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jimmy Murphy: It's not about their memory. It's about showing who we are to the world, showing we'll not be bowed by tragedy. Because how we are in the future will be founded on how we behave today.
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 21 April 2011 (2011) See more »

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Manchester United Calypso
Words & music by Jones & Watterson
Performed by Edric Connor
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc OBO
Robbins Music Corp Ltd (BMI)
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United damn good
25 April 2011 | by davesleepjonesSee all my reviews

I was once in a play about Hillsborough and that started my interest in foot ball a bit morbid i know but you have to start somewhere.I new nothing of the details about the 1958 air disaster in Munich and i feel after see this nostalgic drama i should. While watching United there was a wonderful reminiscence rather than a desperate pot boiler the plot and performances led you by the hand and cared for you throughout the hour and a half. The only thing i could relate this to would be Dead Poets Society or Remember The Titans. I did feel that David Tennant was far better than anything i have seen him in before and Dougary Scot should not only have played wolverine but is the only choice for a Sean Connery the life of film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 April 2011 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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