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Year: 2000
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Ian Bannen, John Lynch, Patsy Kensit, Ian Hart, Cal Macanich, Jerome Flynn, Linus Roache, Roger Daltrey, Stephen Fry, Jamie Gambell, Sean Wightman, Adrian Lester, Sophie Dahl, Clive Anderson
Director: Mary McGuckian
Country: UK
UK: 106 mins
UK Certificate: 15 for frequent strong language
UK Release Date: 12 May 2000


BEST is all about 'George Best', the legendary football player looking back on his life, when his mentor Sir Matt Busby dies in the 1990s. The story spans 35 years from his roots when he was spotted in Belfast by a Manchester United talent scout, to the height of his fame, and then his descent into alcoholism and excessive womanising.

John Lydon plays George Best, Patsy Kensit is the beautiful blond Anna that Best falls for, Ian Bannen plays Matt Busby, Jerome Flynn plays Bobby Charlton, Ian Hart is Nobby Stiles, Roger Daltrey is Rodney Marsh plus cameo appearances from Stephen Fry, Sophie Dahl and Clive Anderson.

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