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"The Damned United" quotes

The Damned United poster
Taking over Leeds United, 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.

Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: Peter Morgan (screenplay), David Peace (novel)
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Genre: drama
Year: 2009
MetaScore: 81/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: $315,306
Released: 27 Mar 2009
Awards: 5 nominations.

Cast

Don Revie - Colm Meaney
Manny Cussins - Henry Goodman
Sam Bolton - David Roper
Keith Archer - Jimmy Reddington
Nigel Clough - Oliver Stokes
Simon Clough - Ryan Day
Brian Clough - Michael Sheen
Austin Mitchell - Mark Bazeley
Peter Taylor - Timothy Spall
Jimmy Gordon - Maurice Roëves
Billy Bremner - Stephen Graham
Johnny Giles - Peter McDonald
Norman Hunter - Mark Cameron
Younger Nigel Clough - Frank Skillin
Younger Simon Clough - Dylan Van Hoof
Younger Elizabeth Clough - Sydney Wade
Barbara Clough - Elizabeth Carling
Sam Longson - Jim Broadbent
Groundsman - Mark Jameson
Les Cocker - Liam Thomas
Syd Owen - Glenn Cunningham
Commentator - Tony Gubba
Lillian Taylor - Gillian Waugh
Dave Mackay - Brian McCardie
John O'Hare - Martin Compston
John McGovern - Colin Harris
Colin Todd - Giles Alderson
Archie Gemmill - Stewart Robertson
Terry Hennessey - Laurie Rea
Sir Michael Parkinson - Michael Parkinson
Journalist - Ralph Ineson
Commentator (Wembley) - Philip Childs
FA Committee Chairman - Terence Harvey
FA White Haired Elder - Gordon Hall
John Craven - John Craven
Elizabeth Clough - Isabella Eades-Jones
Duncan McKenzie - Joe Dempsie
Mike Bamber - Paul Bown
Floor Manager - Christopher Chilton
Roy McFarland - Tomasz Aleksander
Self (archive footage) - Muhammad Ali
Cameraman - David Aspinall
Committee Member - Bax Baxter
Football Supporter - Ross Donnelly
Allan Clarke - Alex Harker
Photographer - Nathan Head
Self (archive footage) - Jimmy Hill
Football player - Tobias James-Samuels
Self (archive footage) - Kevin Keegan
Luton Town Player - James MacColl
Man in crowd - James Mansell
Football Supporter - Mark Mathieson
Paul Madeley - Chris Moore
Alan Durban - Stephen Nicholas
Phil Thompson - Paul O'Brien
Self (archive footage) - Don Revie
Football Player - Alexander Rogerson
Gordon McQueen - John Savage
Dugout Football Fan - Brendon Selley
Solicitor - Elliot Stroud
Self (archive footage) - Peter Taylor
David Harvey - Danny Tomlinson
Joe Jordan - Craig Williams
FA Disciplinary Board Member - Chris Wilson