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The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (1982)

The true story of the First world footballing competition, won by a bunch of miners from Durham. Won it three times and beat the likes of Juventus to retain the cup in perpetuity.

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Jimmy Dickenson
Rod Culbertson ...
Rob Gill
Tim Healy ...
'Dirty' Charlie Hogg
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Jack Greenwell
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Bob Jones
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Tom Gill
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Rob Guthrie
Dyfed Thomas ...
Jock Jones
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Ben Tillet Whittingham
Philip Croskin ...
Tot Gubbins
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Creshie Crawford
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Ticer Thomas (Sub) (as Dai Bradley)
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Sidney Barron
Terry Gibbons ...
Tucker Gill
Marjorie Bland ...
Edie Jones
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The true story of the First world footballing competition, won by a bunch of miners from Durham. Won it three times and beat the likes of Juventus to retain the cup in perpetuity.

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14 June 1982 (UK)  »

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Fußballfieber oder Wie der Weltcup nach Auckland kam  »

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Before FIFA
29 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film made for Channel 4 was broadcast in the run up to the 1982 World Cup.

A true life tale set well before 1930 when the first FIFA World Cup competition was held.

This was a story set in Italy in 1909 where a World Club competition was held and a team for West Auckland who represented England won the Sir Thomas Lipton trophy.

It was a tale of whimsy and a great deal of humour and good performances all around especially from Dennis Waterman looking to move away from his Minder role.


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