UNITED

By James STRONG

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Drama - Completed 2010

Based on the true story of Manchester United's celebrated "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich air crash that claimed eight of their number.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • James STRONG
    • Writer(s)
    • Chris CHIBNALL
    • Producer(s)
    • Julia STANNARD
    • Synopsis
    • Based on the true story of Manchester United's celebrated "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich air crash that claimed eight of their number. This moving drama tells the poignant yet inspirational tale of a team and a community that turned tragedy into triumph.
      It's 1956 and the UK has found it's first heart throbs of the post-war era in the "Busby Babes"- a good-looking and prodigiously talented team of young football players. Coach Jimmy Murphy and the revered but intimidating boss Matt Busby guide the club to glory after glory.
      By 1956 the Babes are riding high on the crest of a wave until the scheduling of a European cup Tie in Belgrade demands that Busby charter a special flight to return the team to Manchester in time for Saturday's kick off. During a refuelling stop at Munich airport, the Arctic weather closes in. On a third attempt to take off, the plane never leaves the ground, crashing into a fuel dump. Twenty three people on board the aircraft die as a result of their injuries, including eight of the Busby Babes...
      The disaster sends shock-waves around the world.
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