01.28.09

Thankfully, Dennis Quaid Failed The Audition For This One

Posted in Cinema, Football at 5:54 pm by

If you were to make a major motion picture about the life of say, Larry Brown, would you choose to make his brief tenure as head coach of the New York Knicks the film’s primary storyline?

That’s the question that comes to mind after watching a trailer for “The Damned United” (above, opening in the UK March 29), a film that tells the story of Brian Clough’s ill-fated 44 days in charge of Leeds United during the Autumn of 1974.  Clough’s squad earned just one win and one draw over the season’s first 6 matches, and while that might be considered a career detour prior to wild success at Nottingham Forest, it probably makes for a more interesting script.

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