About controversial soccer manager Brian Clough, set in 1974 but flashing back to the 1960s, about Clough's ill-fated 44-day reign as coach of Leeds United, then one of England's most successful soccer teams.
What a wonderful story!
By He That is Fast
Based on the brief iTunes description of the story behind this movie, I pegged it as a movie I could do without: controversial sports figure fired after 44 days. Negative stuff about something that I look to for entertainment and inspiration (i.e. sports). If a good friend of mine had not strenuously asked me to watch it, I wouldn't have. Was I ever pleasantly surprised! I found all the entertainment and inspiration I could handle. Absolutely terrific acting. The actor playing Brian Clough (central character) looked familiar. I checked IMdb and couldn't believe it was the same actor that played Tony Blair in "The Queen" and David Frost in "Frost vs Nixon" - Michael Sheen. He, Colm Meaney (his rival) and the rest of the cast were fantastic. Couldn't recommend this movie more.
Michael Sheen has gotta be my favorite English actor. He does such a good job as Brian Clough, and actually looks a little like him. Great movie, WATCH IT. Esp. if you like football. HOLLA. <3 Damned United.
i must see for anyone who has followed English football, or really football in general.
I know that guys son
By The man/kid
His son is now like 35-40 and manages the Derby Rams
great football movie
best football movie i've ever watched. captures everything british football is about. the passion, and the drive.
Very well done movie, Clough is one of the greatest coaches of all time. Wish they would have done more with him and Nottingham.
Great for fans
Awesome movie for any fans of premier league with an interesting and unusual plot and outcome. And uhh... Sorry but this has nothing to do with neither cancer nor rainbows
A great football flick
By Recce Clark
Surprisingly well done. Any fan of football (soccer) will enjoy this film, and anyone who is not yet a fan may possibly become one! Michael Sheen really stands out and owns the part. Overall a great sports film that does more than you would expect.
A must see for any fan of English football. Hopefully we see Leeds back in the Premiere League one day.