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

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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 long shots of the Airspeed Ambassador outside the terminal the propellers can be seen slowly turning. The Ambassador was a piston engined aircraft, the props would not rotate slowly like a turbo-prop engine. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Charlton: What more do I need to do to get into the team?
Duncan Edwards: Keep working, keep smiling, time will come.
Bobby Charlton: That's easy for you to say with your England cap at seventeen. Everybody loves you, mighty Duncan Edwards.
Duncan Edwards: I went throught the same as you. And I grafted every hour of every day. I didin't get given a place in the team, I stole one. It's a struggle to get in the team, it's a struggle to stay in it. But if you don't have the guts to fight for that for the next fifteen years of your life, you best get on the ...
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 21 April 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Try Rock 'n' Roll
Words & music by David Bartholomew (as Bartholomew) and Earl King (as King)
Performed by Bobby Mitchell
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Epic.
31 May 2011 | by Dipankar91See all my reviews

Just finished watching it. Let me admit, I'm a huge United fan. That might have biased my approach to this 90 minute gem, but nevertheless I'll try and keep it as neutral as I can possibly be. Its touching, and really well made. Even a non-United fan will second my opinion of this movie. Been a long time any movie could get me this emotional. The acting and the music to go with all the different stages of it, pure brilliance. Won't want to ruin a perfect 90 minutes for ya, so won't get into the details. To keep it simple, for a football fan, its a must watch, even if thats the last thing you ever do. For a United fan, this will be the first of the many times you're gonna watch it. Masterpiece.


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UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 April 2011 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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