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Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

Borg McEnroe (original title)
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The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

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Janus Metz

Writer:

Ronnie Sandahl
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sverrir Gudnason ... Björn Borg
Shia LaBeouf ... John McEnroe
Stellan Skarsgård ... Lennart Bergelin
Tuva Novotny ... Mariana Simionescu
Leo Borg Leo Borg ... Young Björn Borg - Age 9-13
Marcus Mossberg Marcus Mossberg ... Young Björn Borg - Age 15+
Jackson Gann ... Young John McEnroe
Scott Arthur ... Peter Fleming
Ian Blackman ... John McEnroe Senior
Robert Emms ... Vitas Gerulaitis
David Bamber ... UK Commentator George Barnes
Mats Blomgren ... Rune Borg
Julia Marko-Nord Julia Marko-Nord ... Margareta Borg (as Julia Marko Nord)
Jane Perry ... Kay McEnroe
Demetri Goritsas ... Björn Borg's Agent 1
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Storyline

It is the 1980 Wimbledon tennis championship. Bjorn Borg is the number 1 tennis player in the world and the undisputed king of Wimbledon. He has won the tournament four times in a row - a fifth consecutive time would be a world first. However, a new face has appeared in the tennis world and presents a serious threat to Borg's title hopes - John McEnroe. Written by grantss

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Some stars shine forever

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language throughout, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Sweden | Denmark | Finland

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English | Swedish | French | Spanish | German

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Borg vs. McEnroe See more »

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Budget:

SEK 65,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,113,354, 26 April 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Shia LaBeouf and Stellan Skarsgård previously worked on Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) though they shared no scenes together. See more »

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In the final match, you can see that scoreboard does not always correspond to the time line of the film. See more »

Quotes

John McEnroe: You can't be serious! You can not be serious! The ball was on the line! Chalk flew all over, man. The chalk flew up! He saw it. That's why he's walking all over it. Everyone saw it was in. You cannot possibly call that out.
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so what if Gudnason or LaBeouf arent real tennis players?
31 August 2018 | by yjudithSee all my reviews

I dont understand why everyone is in an uproar about how badly these two actors played tennis. I guess casting could have grabbed up two tennis players who couldnt act! This movie goes beyond just tennis, even though of course, it's a sports movie. The movie did tend to cover more of Borg's back story than it did McEnroe's which was my only disappointment with the movie. To be honest i dont think Sverrir Gudnason had to act really, all the had to was "act" cool as a cucumber (have you seen a cool cucumber??) and because there was so little of McEnroe's story in the movie, Shia LaBeouf didnt have much to sink his teeth into. Even so I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and found myself getting quite loud during the Wimbleton match...and yes I did see it in real time when I was 14. :)


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