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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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
The young Jimmy appears to have a broad Lancashire accent (notice the 'rhotic 'r' when he tells the careers officer that he wants to be a 'footballer')- not consistent with the broad Sheffield accent of Jimmy Muir and the location where the film is set. Despite Emily Lloyd's shaky attempt at an Irish accent, Jimmy's dad also appears to have a mixed accent that is hard to place. The original actor is from Birmingham, but in some scenes he almost sounds 'Geordie'. See more
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