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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
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Mike Bassett: Manager (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
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 Amanda Redman as his long-suffering wife, Karine. Neil Maskell, known from the Football Factory film, appears as a clubzine reporter. The series picks up some time after Mike took England to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup. The side's attempt at qualifying for the 2004 European Championships ended in disaster, resulting in Mike being sacked. Since then, a spell at Newcastle ended in similar fashion after getting them relegated two seasons in a row, while his returns to former clubs Norwich and then Colchester fared little better. Mike decides to retire, but at the last minute is offered the manager's job at Wirral County F.C., for whom his father was a player. They seem doomed to be relegated to the Football Conference. Not helping his job is the fact that the chairman is senile, the chief executive is eagerly awaiting relegation so that he can sell their ground and Karine isn't pleased with the idea of retiring in Ellesmere Port rather than Spain.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: soccer, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, sport team, rivalry, manager, british humour, friends, couple relations, hypnosis, underdog, based on movie, marriage, drunkenness, separation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe

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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 ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, realistic
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.4
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The Minis (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Shot at Glory (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Audience: teens
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Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: soccer, rise to the top, rivalry, athlete's life, ambition, athlete and trainer, rising to stardom, rise and fall, sport team, sport, contests and competitions, society ...
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All Stars (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.5
 485
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 780
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.5
 371
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
1st & Ten: The Championship (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
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Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 1K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Never Too Young to Dream (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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