Borg Vs. McEnroe

Borg Vs. McEnroe

DVD - 2018
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Wimbledon, 1980. The rainiest summer in decades. The world is waiting to see the number one tennis player in the world, Bjorn Borg, claim his fifth Wimbledon title. But few know of the drama behind the scenes: at only 24, Borg is close to the end, run-down, worn out and ridden with anxiety. Meanwhile, the challenger John McEnroe, 20, has decided to replace his former hero on the Wimbledon throne. A story about the price of success.
Publisher: [New York] :, Virgil Films,, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Borg versus McEnroe

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garycornell
Sep 24, 2018

John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg were two of the greatest tennis players of all time. To learn more about their families, training and competitive spirit was amazing. Two completely different approaches to tennis. The movie captures the personality make up of both players. Now tennis matches take time to recreate. So if your not a tennis fan, you may not have the patience or interest to enjoy the movie. If you do enjoy watching tennis, then this just might be the best tennis movie ever made!

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graybear3
Aug 05, 2018

Really wanted to watch this, but there are NO SUBTITLES.

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Calvacade
Aug 01, 2018

I really enjoyed this film- about one of the greatest tennis matches with two of the greatest tennis players. A well made production with fine acting by the two leads.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jul 28, 2018

To enjoy this film it helps if you remember the days when Borg and McEnroe were at the top of their tennis games, back in the 80's, and you yourself enjoy tennis as a sport. Once you have met these criteria, you will find the film to be an enjoyable sports rivalry drama, giving you much of the off-court lives of these two players, and their very different personalities.

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fvrlfellow
Jul 22, 2018

Good movie, except that the tennis match in the last part of the movie was a little too drawn out. All actors did a great job, but Shia L was a little too unconvincing for me as McEnroe. Overall, it's still a very good movie for any occasion. It's about emotions of professional athletes with tennis as the theme; not a tennis movie. You don't need to like or know tennis to like this movie.

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chakakant
May 10, 2018

just finished lobbing it into my dvd player and made a backhanded return to the library with it before I sat down at the library computer now. it was goodish, but mostly idolizing borg and McEnroe was the pretender to the throne. they showed the 5th in a row,1980 Wimbledon match borg won, but only mentioned the NEXT year when McEnroe clinched the title and then borg quit at 26.
shia labouf doesn't resemble mac enough except for the curly hair which is too dark. borg actor has a resemblance but he should have blonded his hair at least with highlights because not blonde enough. it was okay.

oh yeah, they spoke English, graybear, but my tv also put subtitles on it since I had the subtitles captioning on anyway, since I like to read them along with listening with whatever I view, (can read what I miss hearing AND the mistakes are funny sometimes) and so could read that too.

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