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United (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, Sport | 24 April 2011 (UK)
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United is 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 the ... See full summary »

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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 Natalie Burt ... Marion Bent
David Calder ... Harold Hardman
Sam Claflin ... Duncan Edwards
Werner Daehn ... Professor Maurer
Shirley Dixon ... Mrs. Watson
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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United is 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 the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy. Written by Production Company

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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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UK

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English | German

Release Date:

24 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

United: The Legend of the Busby Babes See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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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

Jimmy Murphy: [to one of the newly signed new players] Here you are. An hour till kick off. We'll find you a kit.
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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 21 April 2011 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Try Rock 'n' Roll
Words & music by Bartholomew & King
Performed by Bobby Mitchell
Published by EMI Music Publishing
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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6th February 1958 shouldn't be forgotten
24 April 2011 | by paul_bentonSee all my reviews

I've only just finished watching this film based on the Munich air disaster and how Manchester United cope's with the loss of their players and friends. Now I've never written one of these reviews before and with all honestly it'll probably be my last, but I thought the BBC did such a good job with the entirety of this film that it deserves someone whether they read it or not to give some feedback. I'm not a Manchester United fan but I do love football - not soccer - Football! And I am a fan of well written and directed films and this has an abundance of both. I'm not going to write of the details of the film basically because you should all know your history and I don't want to spoil a perfectly good film. All I can say is David Tennant once again like every performance he gives is outstanding, alongside with Dougray Scott and a young Jack O'Connell whom plays Sir Bobby Charlton (clearly before he receives his knighthood). You don't need to like Football to enjoy this film, you just need to enjoy good films...


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