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Yesterday's Hero (1979)

 |  Drama  |  November 1979 (UK)
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A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

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Cloudy Martin
Adam Faith ...
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Clint Simon
Sam Kydd ...
Sam Turner
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Susan
Trevor Thomas ...
Speed
Sandy Ratcliff ...
Rita
Alan Lake ...
Georgie Moore
Matthew Long ...
Mack Gill
Paul J. Medford ...
Marek (as Paul Medford)
Paul Desbois ...
Butch
Eric Deacon ...
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George Moon ...
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A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

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Exactly what the late Adam Faith WAS at that stage!
12 December 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

One of the last films I ever reviewed for the Sydney Sun many years ago. Just on a quarter of a century since, the fondness hasn't grown I have to say!

McShane is passably good as the ex soccer star with a heavy dependence on the frosty brew and who dreams of the big comeback! Nope, this wasn't a biopic of Georgie Best. An adaptation of a Jackie Collins story no less - which should give you some idea of its classical pedigree.

Dear old Adam Faith (pop icon of the early 60's - WHAT DO YOU WANT, POOR ME and for a fortnight, Sunday Mornings' most requested song on the Jean Metcalfe hour.....SOMEONE ELSE'S BAYBEE!) plays Jake Marsh trying to help McShane in his quest. Kind of a BUDGIE role for him!..know wot I mean?

What DOES tag this as a memorable production. Can you believe a seventeen year old Cary Elwes no less as a disco dancer? It was his first screen appearance. Long long way from the London of the 70's to LIAR LIAR and TWISTER!

No great shakes of an Aussie/UK co-production. Think you could be hangin' out for a while waiting for the dvd!


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