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Still shot from the movie: The Damned United.

The Damned United

Based on a true story (and a novel by David Peace), this movie follows the 44 day-long term of cocky football coach Brian Clough (Michael Sheen) when a was given the chance in 1974 to manage England's top club, Leeds United. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C
Language: D-
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 09 Oct 2009
Video Release: 23 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is The Damned United Rated R?


The sexual expletive is pervasively used, along with other mild and moderate profanities. Many characters smoke and engage in drinking, often to the point of drunkenness. Sports violence is seen in both newsreels of real sporting events and game-play choreographed for the movie. Some blood is shown during the hard-hitting action. The bare buttocks of men in a shower room are briefly shown.

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