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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
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Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike Bassett: England Manager is an hilarious British Comedy that stars Ricky Thomlinson. Featuring Cameos from Barry Venison, Gabby Yorath, Atomic Kitten and Pele.When the England manager has a heart attack, footballs' top brass turn to Mike Bassett (basically no one else wanted the job). England lose Mike's first two games in charge. His team struggles to a goal-less draw in the final qualifying match but, thanks to a fluke result elsewhere, England qualify for the finals in Brazil.In South America things go from bad to worse. Pressure is mounting for Mike. An embarrassing drunken performance caught by a new photographer seals his fate as the most unpopular Englishman ever.However, Mike makes an impassioned plea for the country to get behind him - fans, press, players.... even his wife. Can Mike turn the tide and bring football home ? ..
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, profanity, athlete's life, rise to the top, ambition, lifestyle, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, sport team, rivalry, underdog, satire, world cup, pride, interview, soccer fan, football, friends, male nudity, bus, swimming pool, manager, cell phone, social problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, rio de janeiro, europe, latin america, brazil, london

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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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Story: Mike Bassett: Manager is a British TV comedy series, which began transmitting from 29 September 2005 on ITV. It is a follow-up to the film Mike Bassett: England Manager, and stars Ricky Tomlinson in the title role, Steve Edge as his assistant, and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
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Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice (2002)
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Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: feel good, realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious
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