PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.
Benedict Cumberbatch later went on to star in the BBC drama series Sherlock (2010) which Mark Gatiss was the co-creator and also played Mycroft Holmes.
Sometimes it's not about knowing the right answer.
The film is set in late 1985 and early 1986. The students drive to the University Challenge recording in Manchester in a Citroen 2CV car with a tax disc that expires 12/1985. However, the car itself has a "D" registration suffix, which dates the car to 1 August 1986 at the earliest.
During the opening credits the theme music from the BBC program University Challenge (1962), which the title of the film refers to, is played.
£207,345 (UK) (12 November 2006)
$210,128 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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