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The Damned United

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Synopsis

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 (Colm Meaney), and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds had an 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 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.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
98 min
Director
Tom Hooper
Producer
Christine Langan, Peter Morgan
Co-Producer
Christine Langan, Peter Morgan
Screenwriter
Peter Morgan from the novel by David Peace
Director of Photography
Ben Smithard
Production Designer
Eve Stewart
Principal Cast
Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Colm Meaney

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Production Company

BBC Films
Room 6023, Television Centre
Wood Lane
London W12 7RJ
UK

T +44 (0)20 8576 7265

Sony Pictures Entertainment
25 Golden Square
London W1R 6LU
UK

T +44 (0)20 7533 1111

Screen Yorkshire
Studio 22
46 The Calls
Leeds LS2 7EY
UK

T +44 (0)113 2944410

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Company

Worldwide Rights: Sony Pictures Entertainment