Believe (2013)
Brian Cox, Jack Smith, Natascha McElhone
David Scheinmann
Ben Timlett
BELIEVE is a funny and touching tale about the legendary Manchester United football manager Sir Matt Busby, who helps a wayward boy fulfill his dream. Manchester 1984: An act of petty crime by 11 year old Georgie, becomes a collision of fate as Matt tracks him down, only to discover that the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents. Having lived with football all his life and survived the tragic 1958 Munich plane disaster, in which 8 of his promising young players were killed, Matt is still committed to continue his work of ‘training lads for life’. So begins the thrilling adventure as Matt, restless, comes out of retirement to transform a young group of scallywags into a dream team, who compete for the upcoming Manchester Junior Football League Cup. Meanwhile, Georgie’s mum Erica is intent on her son passing an exam and gaining a place at the prestigious Lancashire Grammar school. The strict and scholarly Dr Farquar is hired to tutor Georgie and sets a punishing homework regime. The charming relationship between Matt and Georgie lights fires in their lives. Matt helps Georgie patch a deep rift with his mother, making her understand she needs to support his dreams, whilst they both try to come to terms with the death of his father. This acts as a catalyst for Matt, forcing him to deal with the ghosts of the Busby Babes that so frequently haunt his troubled memories. Through Matt’s inspired training, the team gets through to the Cup Final, only for Georgie to realize his big footballing moment clashes with the big exam. BELIEVE tells the heartwarming and highly inspirational story of how Matt is finally healed, while continuing to inspire generations of dreamers and leaving one of the world’s greatest football teams as his legacy....more