• The Damned United (2009)

The Damned United

Release Date: October 9th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 23rd, 2010

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

The story of Brian Clough's 44 day stint as manager of Leeds United Football Club takes place in 1974 England. When Don Revie quits Leeds to become the England boss, the outspoken Brian Clough takes charge. Determined to impose his own style upon Revie's tough tackling team, Clough soon alienates his players and the board. Based on the book by David Pearce.

Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham, Joe Dempsie, Colm Meaney, Martin Compston, Maurice Roeves

Director: Tom Hooper

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Screen Yorkshire, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Left Bank Pictures, BBC Films

Keywords: Rise, Amusing, Transformation, Office, 1970s, Charming, Emotional, England, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Tom Hooper ("John Adams") ably balances the games (surprisingly little football footage, actually), the personalities and the drama. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    A dramedy laying out the dueling coaching philosophies of guys who doubtless meant a great deal to fans, but of whom I'd been blissfully unaware for decades -- is enormously engaging. Enormously. show more

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A pitch-perfect portrait of a man full of inspiration and ambition - and full of himself. show more

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