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Best (2000)

The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

Director:

Mary McGuckian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lynch ... George Best
Ian Bannen ... Sir Matt Busby
Jerome Flynn ... Sir Bobby Charlton
Ian Hart ... Nobby Stiles
Patsy Kensit ... Anna
Cal MacAninch ... Paddy
Linus Roache ... Denis Law
Adrian Lester ... Rocky
David Hayman ... Tommy Dougherty / The Barman
James Ellis James Ellis ... Dickie Beal
Roger Daltrey ... Rodney Marsh
Clive Anderson Clive Anderson ... Interviewer
Sophie Dahl ... Eva Haraldsted
Stephen Fry ... Frazer Crane
Dave Duffy ... Limosine Driver
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The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

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With the world at your feet, what is there left to tackle?

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Best - Jogando Com O Destino See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Dolby

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Color (Technicolor)
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Patsy Kensit, who plays Anna, is one of the housemates in Big Brother (UK) along with Callum Best, George Best's real life son. See more »

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Absolute Repute
Performed by Blues & Grooves with The 'Power Play' Horns
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Not Worth It
14 May 2000 | by jfor232907See all my reviews

As a Manchester United FC fan, I eagerly awaited the release of this picture. What a disappointment! It focuses on George Best's addictions to gambling, womanising and alcohol with a lets-get-out-the-violins perspective. The errors in the plot were glaring, for example, John Lynch (Best) is not the petite build his character was. The only actor to come out with credit was Linus Roache as Denis Law. But the director's habit of missing out years between scenes left me confused as to where it was up to. I should have liked this movie (I was in the crowd at Old Trafford when they shot one of the scenes) but I didn't - I was glad when the credits rolled.


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