Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001)
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The great British obsession with football (soccer to Americans) receives a thorough skewering in this mock documentary look at perhaps the most hapless coach in the history of professional sport. The manager of England's national football unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack, and suddenly the search is on for a replacement. Most people who seem qualified for the position have the good sense to turn it down, and so the responsibility falls to Mike Bassett (Ricky Tomlinson), a scruffy and
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There's just not enough great gags in Mike Bassett to make it funnier than Kevin Keegan's time in the England hotseat.
Such an unnecessary movie, shot in a crummy pseudo-documentary style
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