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Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

Summary: 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. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Runtime: 98 min
Rating: Rated R for language.
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
Countries: USA, UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 23, 2010
Director Credit
Tom Hooper Director
Writer Credit
David Peace Writer
Peter Morgan Writer
Cast Credit
Colm Meaney Don Revie
David Roper Sam Bolton
Dylan Van Hoof Younger Simon Clough
Frank Skillin Younger Nigel Clough
Henry Goodman Manny Cussins
Jimmy Reddington Keith Archer
Mark Bazeley Austin Mitchell
Mark Cameron Norman Hunter
Maurice Roëves Jimmy Gordon
Michael Sheen Brian Clough
Oliver Stokes Nigel Clough
Peter McDonald Johnny Giles
Ryan Day Simon Clough
Stephen Graham Billy Bremner
Timothy Spall Peter Taylor
Producer Credit
Andy Harries Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Grainne Marmion Producer
Hugo Heppell Executive Producer
Lee Morris Co-Producer
Peter Morgan Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: