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Mike Bassett: England Manager

Year:
Duration:
89 min
Genres:
Comedy | Sport
IMDB rate:
6.8
Director:
Steve Barron
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2001-09-28
Filming Locations: Apollo Pub, Harrow, Middlesex, England, UK
Earnings
Opening Weekend: £835,219 (UK) (30 September 2001)
Gross: £3,443,174 (UK) (4 November 2001)
Cast
Actor
Character
Mark Burdis
Mark Burdis
Mike Bassett: England Manager
Amanda Redman
Amanda Redman
Mike Bassett: England Manager
Ricky Tomlinson
Mike Bassett
Bradley Walsh
Dave Dodds
Philip Jackson
Lonnie Urquart
Phill Jupitus
Tommo Thompson
Dean Lennox Kelly
Kevin Tonkinson
Martin Bashir
Interviewer
Robbie Gee
Smallsy
Pelé
Himself
Kevin Piper
Norwich newsreader
Robert Putt
Jack Marshall
Malcolm Terris
Phil Cope
Philip Dunbar
Sussex rep
Ulrich Thomsen
Dr. Hans Shoegaarten
Lloyd McGuire
Midlands rep
Geoff Bell
Gary Wackett
Sidney Livingstone
Yorkshire rep
Ian Lindsay
Manchester rep
Chris McQuarry
Alan Massey
Tony Nyland
Derby rep
Geoffrey Hutchings
Geoffrey Lightfoot
Danny Tennant
Jason Bassett
Natasha Kaplinsky
Sky News Reader
Iain Rogerson
Ticket collector
Angela Curran
Margaret
Sean Gilder
Independent journalist
Nigel Lindsay
Mirror journalist
John Smith
Roving reporter
Scott Mean
Parksey
Julian Ballantine
Robbo
Dean Holness
Danny
John Alford
Deano
Terry Kiely
Harpsey
Peter McGillycuddy
Gorgeous
Toby Redwood
Berksey
Andy Ansah
Super
Thomas Kenyon
Macca
Robert Campion
Smudger
Alex Lawler
Sexy
Dion Osborne
Ossie
Danny Husbands
Normal
Declan Perkins
Perky
Sue Barker
Herself
Phil Gridelet
Grids
Dickie Bird
Himself
Alan Renwick
England fan
Keith Allen
Himself
Adrian James
Bisham player
Gabby Logan
Herself
Mark O'Donoghue
Bisham player
Peter McGillycuddy Sr.
Football coach
Barry Venison
Himself
Ronaldo
Himself
Richard Guest
Himself
Clive Tyldesley
Commentator
Martin Tyler
Commentator
Jenny Frost
Herself /
Rob Sprackling
Wheelchair man
Liz McClarnon
Herself /
Kim Durham
Benson
Robert Hudson
Hedges
Des Hamilton
Scottish Player
Paul Rattray
Scottish player
Neil Peplow
Scottish goalkeeper
Glen Mulhern
Irish player
Stephen Walters
Supporter
Paul McNeilly
Supporter
Paul Murphy
Supporter
Phil Penfold
Supporter
Charlie Thompson
Supporter
Tony Harmer
Supporter
Narcisa Tamborindeguy
Brazilian interviewer
Vincent Marzello
US newsreader
Scott Richardson
Man on street
Alan Green
Commentator
Brian Moore
Commentator
Daniel Amokachi
Himself (archive footage)
Roberto Baggio
Himself (archive footage)
David Batty
Himself (archive footage)
David Beckham
Himself (archive footage)
Greg Bennett
Reporter
Zeca Carvalho
Hotel Clerk
Martin Dahlin
Himself (archive footage)
Andy Ewings
4th Official
Glenn Hoddle
Himself (archive footage)
Kevin Hudson
Footballer
Mark Lawrenson
Himself (archive footage)
Diego Armando Maradona
Himself (archive footage)
Ralph Morse
Busker
Michael Owen
Himself (archive footage)
Florin Raducioiu
Himself (archive footage)
Eoin Wrixon
Irish team member
Duane Fierro
Player
Kevin Keegan
Commentator
Did you know?
Trivia
During the film it shows that English F.A. is based at Lancaster Gate, they moved away to Soho Square several months ago during the filming, and Wembley Stadium has been shut down for almost 7 month's upon the release of the film.
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England did play Poland at Wembley and beat them 2-0 to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. However, England in the film did better than the team in 2014 who went out in the group stage.
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There were only a maximum of 300 extras used at Wembley Stadium. The Moving Picture Company were responsible for all the visual effects, which included crowd replacement/replication at Wembly and the Maracana. Thanks for the compliment.
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Goofs
During the second secret interview with the dissident players, one of them claims that some players are "checking to see if they have Irish grandparents, to jump ship". However, FIFA rules do not allow a player to change national team once he has played an international game.
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Two (fourth-tier) Third Division players named Benson & Hedges are picked by Bassett by accident because he writes the team down on the back of a packet of cigarettes. One is aged 46 and both are portrayed as comically old, unfit and so on. While fourth-tier players would not be up to the standard required for international football, their unsuitability is grossly exaggerated.
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When Mike Bassett and Norwich City are celebrating their victory in the Mr Clutch Cup on the open top bus, the filming was done in St Albans, not Norwich.
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Quotes
Kevin Tonkinson: [having been arrested for drink-driving] It wasn't my fault, boss, I had to swerve to avoid the traffic!
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Kevin Tonkinson: Why aye! It's the England reserves!
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Interviewer: ...And what would your father say if he could see you now?
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Photos from cast
Mark Burdis Amanda Redman