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BELIEVE artwork


Type of media Video

Approved Running time 95m 31s

Release date 09/05/2014

BBFCInsight mild bad language, injury detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) David Scheinmann

Cast includes Brian Cox, Natascha McElhone, Anne Reid, Jack Smith, Toby Stephens, Philip Jackson, Kate Ashfield, James Callis, Finlay Preston, Harry Armes, Jack Armes

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/04/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BELIEVE is a drama about former Manchester United manager Matt Busby coming out of retirement to help a wayward but talented young footballer called Georgie and coach his team.


There is some mild bad language ('bugger', 'bloody', 'crap'), as well as some very mild bad language ('damn', 'Jesus Christ', 'God').

Brief injury detail occurs in scenes when Matt Busby's bloodied head is seen as he lies injured in the burning wreckage of the 1958 Munich air crash. There is also a scene in which Georgie steals money to help pay for his team's entry into a football tournament. However, he is caught and told by Matt Busby that stealing is wrong and that nothing can excuse it. There are also scenes of smoking when Matt Busby smokes a pipe.


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The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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