One Night In Turin

One Night In Turin

By James Erskine

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2010-05-19
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Director: James Erskine
  • Production Company: New Black Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 1.99
5.5/10
5.5
From 7 Ratings

Description

England 1990: football was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out.Then there was Italia 90 - The World Cup - a shot at redemption. But this was no ordinary World Cup and no ordinary time. Over six short weeks Sir Bobby Robson and his band of brothers united a nation, coming within a heart beat of reaching the World Cup Final. Narrated by Gary Oldman, featuring match action - from the cool finishing of Lineker to the silky skills of Gazza - and previously unseen behind-the-scenes footage, this is the definitive story of England's greatest adventure on foreign soil... so far.

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Reviews

  • The agony and the ecstasy

    5
    By ITL932
    Supporting England is always a roller coaster ride! This film may not be the greatest movie ever made but it gives you a great sense of what it feels like to support England, the highs and the lows through an amazing World Cup journey. The film shows the appalling behaviour of the press - that never seems to get any better. The sports minister Moynihan comes out of this as someone who spent more time criticising English people instead of trying to understand the situation and looks like he was hell bent on vilifying the fans to the point of praising thug police tactics. Robson and the team were frustrating, magnificent and ultimately heroes - we were almost there and deserved to carry the day against West Germany. I remember the semi final and the pain of going out in penalties like it was yesterday and the equally disappointing repeat in 96, but despite all that we still hope that one day football will come home.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Woz1867
    No matter how many times you watch this, it never gets old.
  • Nostalgic tat

    2
    By iShizzler
    A rather methodical and tame plod down memory lane that tells the chronology of England's qualification and ultimate exit from World Cup Italia '90. At times it seems somewhat biased, overly romanticised, and never really tugs at the heart strings for what was undoubtedly an emotionally charged tournament for many who watched it unfold. There's also no mention of England's third place play-off against Italy. The mix of contemporary with archive footage is intended to create a more immersive experience but ultimately fails and adds to the frustrating, yet avoidable experience.
  • Excellent

    5
    By ThePMeenan
    Brings back great memories, tells great insight into the journey the team made, and best of all.....Sir Bobby Robson...this film proves what a great, great man he was and defo the greatest manager of all time..
  • A great moment in time!

    5
    By supaclive
    So close!
  • Quality watch

    5
    By Iain333
    Great insight into the England camp for Italia 90 and good to see England fans in Europe and the usual antics

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