In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation, and this is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver. Written by
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Did You Know?
When Richard Harris
is roughed up behind the scrum, rugby league legend Derek Turner, who was playing the character who punches him, was asked by the director to make the contact look real. So he did. He punched Harris for real and knocked him out completely, shooting for the day had to be stopped while Harris recovered. See more
We don't have stars in this game, Mrs Weaver, that's soccer.
Mrs. Anne Weaver
What *do* you have?
People like me.
Referenced in Tales of Isop
Walking Back to Happiness
Written by John Schroeder
and Mike Hawker
Performed by Kim Leslie
Backed by Tommy Fisher and the Mis-Fits See more