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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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Siôn gives a very personal account of what it means to play for his boyhood team, his Country and what football is to someone who knows nothing else than to wait for when Saturday comes.

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Russell Muir
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Joe Muir
Ann Bell ...
Sarah Muir
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Mary Muir
Chris Walker ...
Mac
John Higgins ...
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Tim Gallagher ...
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Peter Gunn ...
Tommy
Nick Waring ...
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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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After seeing the image of his dead brother in the crowd, Jimmy heads on a Mel Sterland long ball, which appears to be crossed from the half-way line or even further into Sheffield United's half. Mel Sterland somehow travels the distance of the pitch to score an almost implausible one-two. See more »

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It`s Grim Up North
2 February 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Eeeee by gum as they say in Yorkshire times are tough . On leaving school lads have a choice of either working down the pits or in factories while girls have a choice of marrying a lad who works either down the pit face or in a factory . Further education doesn`t seem to be an option in Yorkshire even though Sheffield does indeed have an university , I should know because I`ve been there . Oh didn`t all the coal mines close in Yorkshire sometime in the late 1980s ? In other words we`ve got a kitchen sink drama full of stereotypes and anachronisms

That said I did like WHEN SATURDAY COMES just because it`s a gritty drama well acted by its cast . Despite being too old for his role by about ten years Sean Bean plays his role very well especially if you only know him as a baddie from films like GOLDENEYE and PATRIOT GAMES . Emily Lloyd is also good and you really do feel for the characters in this film unlike the overrated comedy drama THE FULL MONTY which was also set in Sheffield


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