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Release Date:
August 1972 (USA) See more »
Is there no way out? See more »
Sir Richard Harris portrays Eitan, yesterday's football hero waiting for tomorrow. A man who has nothing left but guts... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
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I have never seen it, but the soundtrack contains some great music See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Richard Harris ... Eitan

Romy Schneider ... Nira

Kim Burfield ... Nimrod

Maurice Kaufmann ... Yasha

Yossi Yadin ... Weiner
Shraga Friedman ... Chairman

Aviva Marks ... Teddy

Yossi Graber ... Bank Manager

David Heyman ... Eldad

Gideon Shemer ... Avraham
Sarah Moor ... Sarah

Reuven Bar-Yotam ... Menachem
Zvi Yaron ... Nimrod's Father
Beyla Genauer ... Nimrod's Mother
Amnon Berenson ... Bulldozer Foreman

Jacques Cohen ... Ariana Proprietor

Mosko Alkalai ... 1st Committee Man

Natan Cogan ... 2nd Committee Man
Morrie Alexander ... 3rd Committee Man
Erwin Rigglehaupt ... 4th Committee Man
Brian Moore ... Football Commentator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Avi Hoffman ... Boy

Directed by
Richard Harris 
Uri Zohar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joseph Gross  novel
Richard Harris  additional material
Wolf Mankowitz 

Produced by
Maurice Foster .... associate producer
John Heyman .... producer
Wolf Mankowitz .... producer
Original Music by
Johnny Harris 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller 
Film Editing by
Kevin Connor 
Production Design by
Richard Macdonald 
Production Management
Eric Dichne .... production manager
Arik Dichner .... production manager
Denis Johnson Jr. .... production supervisor
Denis Johnson .... production supervisor
Mati Raz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Morley .... assistant director
John Stodel .... assistant director
Art Department
Danny Perlman .... assistant production designer
Danny Perlman .... property master
Sound Department
Peter Burgess .... sound editor
Cyril Collick .... sound recordist
Brian Holland .... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recordist
John Ireland .... sound editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Itzik Ben-Aroya .... key grip
Menashe Hova .... focus puller
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Rita Burgess .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Bill Whelan .... composer: main theme
Other crew
Olga Brook .... continuity
Reg Lock .... football arranger
Yosef Miromovitch .... football advisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bloomfield" - UK (original title)
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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Finland:S | Iceland:L | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:PG
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Sir Richard Harris took over direction from Uri Zohar, after ten days of filming.See more »
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5 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
I have never seen it, but the soundtrack contains some great music, 16 November 2006
Author: barrymn1 from United States

One of the best, and least remembered "supergroups" from England (in the 1970's) was Heads, Hands and Feet. They started out as Poet And the One Man Band and had one LP issued in 1969 on UK Verve and US Paramount. They were fronted by Tony Colton and Ray Smith and this LP had the legendary Albert Lee on guitar. Their rhythm section changed and they became Heads, Hands and Feet. Unbelievably, they recorded an entire album in 1970 ("Home From Home") that was not released anywhere until 1995, when it was issued first the time time on UK See for Miles.

They signed to US Capitol and US Island in 1971 and the promptly issued a 2-LP set in the US, but the UK release was only a single LP. They recorded "Tracks" in 1972 and a couple of songs for this film.

Finally, they signed to US and UK Atlantic and recorded "Old Soldiers Never Die" in 1973 and promptly broke up.

The three tracks from this film were issued on a US Capitol and now the soundtrack for this film is available on UK Castle as "Bloomfield", the original title.

I'd love to see the film....the soundtrack is swell.

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