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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was considered to play Frank Machin. Although he was interested in the film, it was decided that he lacked the finesse and aggression required. 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.
Here In My Heart
Written by Pat Genaro, Lou Levinson and Bill Borrelli
Performed by Richard Harris See more