phone

  • 4525 Liberty Ave
  • Mon-Fri: 4pm-12am
  • Sat-Sun: 12pm-12am
  • find us


Find Us Online:

facebook store page dreaming ant store rss linkedin myspace twitter
youtube facebook fan page jae ruberto's flickr photostream dreaming ant staff rss dreaming ant foursquare checkin
yelp cityvoter citysearch judysbook

cover: Damned United, The (2009)

Damned United, The (2009)

Director(s): Tom Hooper

Theatrical Release: 2009

Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham, Mark Bazeley

Genre(s): Drama, sports, docudrama, Dean's List

Countries: United Kingdom


Location in store: United Kingdom / Irish Cinema

IN
(1 / 1)
Ant Rating
--
MyRating
--
Running Time: 97m.

The creators of such docudramas as The Queen and Frost/Nixon re-team for this period sports chronicle set in 1974. In England, the Leeds United players retain a status as the preeminent champions of their football league. Unfortunately, the manager to whom the team owes much of its success, visionary Don Revie (Colm Meaney), promptly leaves the unit to take over the England team. His replacement, the slick and confident Brian Clough (Michael Sheen), is publicly known as a vociferous critic of the team's approach to games. Clough has some experience and success to back him up -- in flashbacks, the film details how he and his business partner Peter Taylor (Timothy Spall) coached Derby County from the bottom of the Second Division to the League Championships, though they had much less success working with the Brighton team later on. For various reasons, Taylor refuses to accompany Clough to his new post in Leeds, so Clough must go it alone. Clough wastes no time aggressively attempting to modify the playing style of the team -- he dictates that they play more attractively, and less violently. This clashes with the intentions of the team members, however. When the players hit the field, they find it extraordinarily difficult to adapt to the mandates of their new coach, which sets the stage for a series of losses and puts Clough's reputation on the line. (allmovie.com)

---

DVD Special Features:

! Commentary with Director Tom Hooper, Michael Sheen and Producer Andy Harries

! "Cloughisms" Perfect Pitch: The Making of Damned United

! Creating Clough: Michael Sheen Takes on 'Old Big 'Ead'

! The Changing Game: Football in the Seventies
home
lists
NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK
RECENT REVIEWS