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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 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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Trivia

Björn Borg and John McEnroe met in a total of 14 matches between 1978-1981. See more »

Goofs

In the final match, the scoreboard show first set 2-6 (about 4 sec at 1:23:34). Correct is 1-6. 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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Connections

Featured in CTV National News: Episode dated 7 September 2017 (2017) See more »

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Call Me
Written by Debbie Harry and Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Blondie
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It took a while for this to become a great sports movie, but it did and it was worth the wait.
24 April 2018 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

The movie somewhat acts like a biography for the two Tennis players Bjorn Borg, a Swedish player who, at a young age was the top Tennis player in the world and John Enroe, a hot headed american who is basically too bottom class for the social class of tennis.

I'm not that huge of a tennis fan, and it must have been huge in the 70's, cause this is the second movie about a tennis match of the century that happen during the decade (Battle of the Sexes being the other that came out last year). I am a boxing fan and the movie somewhat acts like one of those HBO special events, where you get to know the boxers before the main event, but instead of journalistic interviews, the film uses a dramatic narrative.

Shia LeBeuif was really good in this film. He seem to fit well with the character of McEnroe a good choice in his career cause he was so good in the film.

So I still feel that I have seen the best Tennis ever filmed on celluloid, I don't think we are their yet like we are with boxing or football, but I realize the overall film was a great experience in sports in cinema


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Finland

Language:

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Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,625, 15 April 2018

Gross USA:

$231,346

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,430,165
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