The Damned United 2009 - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Biography, Sport
Cast: Michael Sheen, Tobias James-Samuels, Timothy Spall, Ralph Ineson, Stephen Graham, Chris Wilson, Colm Meaney, Henry Goodman, Maurice Roëves, Maurice Roëves, Giles Alderson, Jim Broadbent, Terence Harvey, John Savage, Brian McCardie, Chris Moore, Joe Dempsie, David Roper, Colin Harris, Kevin Keegan, Christopher Anderton, Martin Compston, Jimmy Reddington, Stewart Robertson, James MacColl, Bax Baxter, Oliver Stokes, Laurie Rea, Mark Mathieson, Brendon Selley
Director(s): Tom Hooper
Trailer: The Damned United (2009)
The story of the controversial Brian Clough"s 44-day reign as the coach of the English football club Leeds United.
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, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new 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 what in his mind were still 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.
Running Time: 98 Minutes
Official Film Site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/thedamnedunited/ via Sony Pictures Classics
Synopsis:Taking over England's top football club Leeds United, previously successful manager Brian Clough's abrasive approach and his clear dislike of the players' dirty style of play make it certain there is going to be friction. Glimpses of his earlier career help explain both his hostility to previous manager Don Revie and how much he is missing right-hand man Peter Taylor who has loyally stayed with Brighton & Hove Albion.