The Damned United

Movie information

Based on a true story of one man who showed an entire country what winning was all about. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for language.
Released on:
October 9, 2009 (NY, LA)

Production Companies:
BBC Films, Screen Yorkshire, Left Bank Pictures
Sony Classics

Status: Released

Michael Sheen, Colm Meaney, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham, Peter McDonald, Bill Bradshaw

Director: Tom Hooper

Screenwriter: Peter Morgan
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Drama, Sports
About the film:
Set in 1960's and 1970's England, THE DAMNED UNITED tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new aggressive and cynical style of football - an anathema to the principled yet flamboyant Brian Clough, who had achieved astonishing success as manager of Hartlepool and Derby County building teams in his own vision with trusty lieutenant Peter Taylor. Taking the Leeds job without Taylor by his side, with a changing room full of what in his mind were still Don's boys, would lead to an unheralded examination of Clough's belligerence and brilliance over 44 days. This is that story. The story of The Damned United.
Rated R for language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $32,065 (6 theaters) | Domestic Total: $449,865
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Related links:
  • The Damned Utd - The Novel

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