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When Saturday Comes (1996)

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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Russell Muir
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Joe Muir
Ann Bell ...
Sarah Muir
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Mary Muir
Chris Walker ...
Mac
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Tim Gallagher ...
Steve
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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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1 March 1996 (UK)  »

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Camino a la gloria  »

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Joe Elliott, 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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Jimmy's Theme
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Joe Elliott's Music Helps make this movie a success
25 March 2001 | by (London, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

When Saturday Comes is a low budget drama with some really good moments. The casting is very good, as is the acting, which is all very believable. You really get to feel for the main character, Jimmy, especially when he really screws up a big try-out, we can all relate to the "I'm only human" line of thinking. The film has a great story, builds plot up well with minor stories that inter-twine within the main story, and ties up at the end very well. The music in the movie is fantastic, with original songs by Joe Elliott, the lead singer of Def Leppard (The Best Rock Band in the World!). Joe sings the title track to the movie with all the conviction a true soccer fan! Definately worth a veiwing, gives you an excellent example of the going's on in working class England.


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