6.0/10
1,836
26 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »

Director: John Hay
Stars: Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee
Fever Pitch (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A sports fan's romantic courtship clashes with his obsession with his favorite football team.

Director: David Evans
Stars: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Aikman
Purely Belter (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Chris Beattie, Greg McLane, Charlie Hardwick
Brassed Off (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor
Sharpe's Gold (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser
Sharpe's Regiment (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Sharpe is horrified to be told that his regiment,the South Essex,is to be disbanded and discovers a plot whereby corrupt war minister Fenner and other high ranking militarists auction off ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Sharpe's Mission (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Sharpe's Revenge (TV Movie 1997)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Sharpe's Siege (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Jane and Sharpe are married in Spain but he must leave her stricken with the fever that is sweeping the camp to join an invasion force led by inexperienced but arrogant young Colonel ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden
Sharpe's Battle (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser
Sharpe's Sword (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams
Sharpe's Company (TV Movie 1994)
Action | Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg
Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Russell Muir
...
Joe Muir
Ann Bell ...
Sarah Muir
...
Mary Muir
Chris Walker ...
Mac
John Higgins ...
Rob
Tim Gallagher ...
Steve
...
Tommy
Nick Waring ...
Gary
James McKenna ...
George McCabe
Tony Currie ...
Tony Currie
Mel Sterland ...
Captain
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Camino a la gloria  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mel Sterland, who in this film plays the captain of Sheffield United Football Club, was formerly a professional football player with their local rivals, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. See more »

Goofs

As already explained, the FA Cup Semi-Final should be played at a neutral venue and not at the home ground of Sheffield United - as in the film. However, there is also the alarming fact that the April Semi-Final takes place in mid-winter. This is due to the footage from the 'real game' actually being an FA Cup 3rd tie in Janurary, 1995. See more »

Soundtracks

When Saturday comes
by Joe Elliott
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Film EVER?!? pm014e2573
REGION 1 DVD PLEASE !!!!! weeKnightingale
I laugh whenever Sean Bean dies in a film. Tom2610
A question to blades fans... derbyshireblade
yes....well Sinead_Finalist
Relegation LA LA LA aazdogg
Discuss When Saturday Comes (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?