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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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6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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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 »

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SEK 65,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,113,354, 26 April 2018
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Stellan Skarsgård (Lennart Bergelin) & Shia LaBeouf (John McEnroe) also worked together on Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) & Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) as Seligman & Jerôme respectively. See more »

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In the scene where Björn Borg enters a bar/café and to hide from fans and use the phone, a bottle of Hendrick's Gin can be seen on the shelf behind the waiter. Hendrick's Gin was only launched in 1999. 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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Featured in CTV National News: Episode dated 7 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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Written by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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Rocky 4 told from Ivan Drago's perspective
28 November 2017 | by jonathanmarklundSee all my reviews

When IMDb closed down it's comment section, I pretty much quit this site. But I had to log in again to do this movie some justice.

It's good. It's really really good.

It starts out a bit slow and Shia LaBeouf is not exactly a good actor; but he pulls off an impressive performance in this movie. I actually forgot that it was him playing the part about halfway in. Sverrir Gudnason however is the one who really deserves all the praise. He carries this movie throughout. His resemblance to Björn both in form and behavior is almost uncanny.

The strength in this movie his however the script. It flows. The character introduction is brief, the script is well balanced between past, present and future. It builds up really nicely to the third act, and it pays off.

Rarely do I feel satisfied after watching a movie these days. But this was a grand slam. I highly highly recommend it.


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