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 <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Being a self-professed supporter of Sheffield United football club, Sean Bean
's initial reaction on reading the screenplay was that someone was making a joke about his allegiance. See more
Jimmy's dad, brother Russ and best friend Mac all work in a Sheffield Coal Mine, despite the fact that all the pits in South Yorkshire were closed by 1993 - 3 years before the film is set. See more
Build Me Up
Performed by Tony Hadley See more