What makes John McEnroe, an outstanding tennis player and controversial tabloid hero, fascinating and surprising to this very day? A portrait of one of the greatest icons of contemporary pop culture, told in his own words and supplemented by his friends and rivals.
In the documentary, the tennis great reflects on his tumultuous career and personal life alongside film archive from some of the biggest matches in tennis history — including the US Open and Wimbledon — as well as home video footage from McEnroe himself. There are contributions from McEnroe’s children and his wife Patty Smyth and the film also features icons including Billie Jean King, Bjorn Borg and Keith Richards.
John McEnroe Documentary Sets U.K. Theatrical Distribution, Showtime Release (variety.com)
Barney Douglas is a director, screenwriter, and producer. He spent years working as the video producer for the English national cricket team and translated those experiences into his full-length documentaries about the backstage of sport. Douglas co-founded the Heavy Soul production company.
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