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Believe (2013)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 25 July 2014 (UK)
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A young, gifted football player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.

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David Scheinmann
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Smith Jack Smith ... Georgie Gallagher
Brian Cox ... Sir Matt Busby
Natascha McElhone ... Erica Gallagher
Anne Reid ... Jean Busby
Philip Jackson ... Bob
Kate Ashfield ... Helen
James Callis ... Man in Mac
Toby Stephens ... Dr. Farquar
Joshua Dunne Joshua Dunne ... Steve
Finlay Preston Finlay Preston ... Frankie
Harry Armes Harry Armes ... Harry
Jack Armes Jack Armes ... Barry
Sam Wisniewski Sam Wisniewski ... Paul
Aine O'Duffy Aine O'Duffy ... Sinead
Spencer Jack Phillips Spencer Jack Phillips ... Spence (as Spencer Phillips)
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Set in 1984 and inspired by true events, 'Believe' is a funny and touching fictional tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfill his dream. An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie becomes a collision of fate as Sir Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents. Having lived with football all his life and survived the tragic 1958 Munich plane disaster, in which eight of his young players were killed, Sir Matt is still committed to continue his work of 'training lads for life' and so begins a thrilling adventure as Sir Matt Busby, comes out of retirement to transform a young group of scallywags into a dream team. Written by Anonymous

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boy | football | dream | team | 11 year old | See All (41) »

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"If you believe, you can score with your eyes shut." - Sir Matt Busby

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and smoking. | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Glauben ist alles! See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Smith, Dunne, Preston, Wisniewski, Armes, Phillips and O'Duffy were not career actors but actual footballers, or children pursuing careers in association football or having it as a hobby, around the time this movie was made. Clarke, on the other hand, also with something of a local football background has pursued a minor career in acting. See more »

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Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Performed by The Smiths
Written by Johnny Marr/Morrissey (as Steven Morrissey)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd/Artemis Muziekuitgerverij B.V.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Ltd
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Very enjoyable family film.
29 August 2014 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

Believe is a family film about a young lad whose team thanks to a chance meeting get to be managed by legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby.

The plot is predictable and one we have all seen before however it must be watched on the basis it is a family film and meant to appeal to younger viewers as well. On this basis if like me you have children of a younger age who like football, then it is highly likely they will find this story highly engaging. With a strong British cast and references to Matt Busby and his 'Busby Babes' this is also a film that can be enjoyed by adults as well.

Brian Cox is good as Matt Busby and there is also a nice performance from Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead). The young actors all do good jobs as well.

Believe works as an uplifting and at times touching family drama and as far as family films go this is a very good one. A film that all the family really can enjoy.


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