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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.
Why Is The Damned United Rated R?
The Damned United is rated R for language.
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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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Michael Sheen has played other real life personalities, like British Prime Minister Tony Bennett in The Queen and journalist David Frost in Frost/Nixon. The screenplays for these two films, as well as The Damned United, were penned by writer Peter Morgan. Actor Timothy Spall takes on the role of another right hand man in the Harry Potter Franchise.
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Release Date: 23 February 2010
The Damned Untied comes to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus materials:
- Commentary with Director Tom Hooper, Michael Sheen and Producer Andy Harries
- Cloughisms with Optional Director’s Commentary
- Deleted Scenes with Optional Director’s Commentary
- Featurettes: Perfect Pitch: The Making Of The Damned United, Creating Clough: Michael Sheen Takes on ‘Old Big ‘Ead’, Remembering Brian and The Changing Game: Football in the Seventies.