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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. »


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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The Damned United is rated R: for language.

Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney
Studio: 2009 Sony PIcture Classics
Website: Official site for The Damned United.

Detailed Review

Brain Clough (played by Michael Sheen) is the manager of a second division football club (North American audiences would call it soccer), whose greatest ambition is not to beat another… 
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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… 
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How does Clough’s inability to shake off the offense of being ignored by someone as… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Michael Sheen has played other real life personalities, like British Prime Minister Tony Bennett in… 
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