Mike Bassett: England Manager
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Mike Bassett: England Manager
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 loud-mouthed lout whose claim to football fame is leading a previously undistinguished team to a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's just not enough great gags in Mike Bassett to make it funnier than Kevin Keegan's time in the England hotseat."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Such an unnecessary movie, shot in a crummy pseudo-documentary style"
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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