The Damned United | 2009

Drama, Adaptation
Based on the incredible true story of Brian Clough, one of England's greatest soccer managers, and his 44 controversial days at the helm of reigning champs Leeds United.

Cast

... Brian Clough

Actor

... Sam Longson

Actor

... Peter Taylor

Actor

... Don Revie

Actor

... Manny Cussins

Actor

... Jimmy Gordon

Actor

... Billy Bremner

Actor

... Johnny Giles

Actor

... Terry Hennessey

Actor

... Archie Gemmill

Actor

... Dave Mackay

Actor

... Colin Todd

Actor

Company

Financier

Production Company

Mill

Production Company

Financier

Synopsis

Set in 1960's and 1970's England, this is the 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.

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