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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

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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Finland

Language:

English | Swedish | French | Spanish | German

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

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's first role in a Swedish film since he starred in the films Arn: Tempelriddaren (2007) and Arn: Riket vid vägens slut (2008). See more »

Goofs

Scene early in the movie when Borg arrives at a hotel in a car prior to the 1980 Wimbeldon. He arrives to find paparazzi & a mob of fans waiting for him. The photographer has a Canon T-90 camera - but this camera was not released until 1986. 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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Two different ways of playing tennis and to face life
16 December 2017 | by nicolopulcinelliSee all my reviews

This movie tells the story of the rivality between Bjorn Borg, the Swedish "Iceman", and John McEnroe, the American bad kid. They had very different temperament, not only playing tennis but also in their ways to face life and difficulties. Despite the rivality and their differences they became fiends. Personally, I prefer the McEnroe's airiness and instead of the Borg's attention of every details and I support him during the movie. Well done the scenes of 1980's Wimbledon Tournament. I recommend it like Rush to who like sports and think that playing sport is like face life's difficulties everyday.


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