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Best (2000)

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

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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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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 »

Soundtracks

I Say a Little Prayer
Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Performed by Margot Daly
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one of the "worst" film I've ever seen
12 May 2002 | by robbie-30See all my reviews

Best is a very very boring film. There isn't any reason to watch it: even if you like football you are not interested in this character (I mean just the movie character, not the real George Best). You can't understand, during the film, the reason of his alcohol addiction, of his rebellion to every rules... So this George Best looks like a dumb guy, a star without a brain, able just to throw away all he owns.

Even the other characters are just masks: the good trainer and the bad trainer, the girl who tries to exploit him and the football player who hates him just because he is, above all, the best.

I think that both writers and director thought that would be very simple make a movie from a famous and scandalous football player as George Best, but movies are different from real life. It's not enough saying: things went this way. You might create something different...

I hope to see, soon, a good film about football.


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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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