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When Saturday Comes (1996)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  1 March 1996 (UK)
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Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »

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Craig Kelly ...
Russell Muir
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Joe Muir
Ann Bell ...
Sarah Muir
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Mary Muir
Chris Walker ...
Mac
John Higgins ...
Rob
Tim Gallagher ...
Steve
Peter Gunn ...
Tommy
Nick Waring ...
Gary
James McKenna ...
George McCabe
Tony Currie ...
Tony Currie
Mel Sterland ...
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Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the potential, but has never had the courage or discipline to make anything of it. Jimmy is spotted by Ken Jackson, whilst playing for his pub team. Ken is the manager of Hallam football club, a local non-league team. After continually playing brilliantly for Hallam, Jimmy gets offered a trial at Sheffield United. The evening before the trial he gets drunk, and wakes up feeling very rough. Consequently he fails to impress the Sheffield United manager. Jimmy then has to consider his future and his choices and if he has the self discipline to succeed! Written by Antony Annunziata <annunzia@phymat.bham.ac.uk>

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Joe Elliot, the lead singer of UK rock band Def Leppard (who were formed in Sheffield in 1978), was asked to audition for the role of Sean Bean's brother in the film but couldn't due to other commitments. Instead he penned two tunes for the soundtrack. "When Saturday Comes" and "Jimmys' Theme". See more »

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During the football season in question, 1995/1996, Sheffield United were in the first division. This is confirmed by a scene in the betting shop where Sheffield United appears on a betting board for Division 1 sides. However, regularly during the film, Sheffield United play Premiership teams Arsenal and Leeds United in December, an impossibility given Sheffield United's division unless these are League Cup matches. The FA Cup semi-final, played at Bramall Lane in the film, would not be held there; all FA-Cup semi-finals are played at a neutral ground. See more »

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'Roy of the Rovers' the Movie
24 May 1999 | by (Wrexham, North Wales) – See all my reviews

Likable soap opera in which ordinary Joe, Jimmy Muir (Sean Bean) gets to fulfill his childhood dream and turn out for his beloved Sheffield United. Cast is good, Football re-enactions are over dramatisted but effective and story is good fun. It is easy to see why very few movies about Football are produced but this one is good entertainment all the way, just don't take it too seriously.


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