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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis McKenzie ...
Jimmy Grimble
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Alice Brewer
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Donna
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Johnny Two Dogs
Wayne Galtrey ...
Walkway Kid
Ciaran Griffiths ...
Psycho
Bobby Power ...
'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley
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Eric Wirral
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Sara
Antony Marsh ...
Crane (as Anthony Marsh)
Sean Delaney ...
Brick
Charles Denton ...
The Cat
Azmier Ahmed ...
Elvis
John McArdle ...
Headmaster
Ann Aris ...
Governor 1
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Storyline

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, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed and leads his school football team towards the final of the local schools cup. Written by filmreview.co.uk

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and no substitute for life

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Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£101,282 (UK) (25 August 2000)
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Trivia

In the film, Jimmy supports the club Manchester City. See more »

Quotes

'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: [spits on Jimmy] you little shite, you try anything with that notice again and you
[pause]
'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: are...
Psycho: Look out. Wirral
'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: You'll be Dead!
Psycho: [shoves Jimmy] Later Grimble!
Eric Wirral: [shouts in the distance] Alright six-a-side!
Jimmy Grimble: [Jimmy's thought] Six-a-side? I'm on the bloody team. You don't have to be Einstein to work that one out. Well, sub at least. And that's worth getting a faceful of gob any day.
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Kinky Afro
Written by John Kongos, Chris Demetriou
Performed by Happy Mondays
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awesome inspirational story to give hope not just for soccer fanatics!
28 August 2005 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Am a 13 yr old boy in NZ. I own the DVD and have watched it 20-30 times. I give this movie 10/10 because it makes me feel very inspired, and living in a country that is rugby mad, we need all the inspiration we can get!!! When I am on the soccer field, sometimes I pretend I am Jimmy, and it always helps my soccer skills. That is reason enough to give it a ten. It is well acted and realistic. I find this movie to be very uplifting, and will probably watch it another 20-30 times!! Robert Carlysle is a brilliant actor and is always a pleasure to watch. More movies need to be made like this one. I don't really know what else to say... I just really love it and always will, and when I have kids, I will sit them down and watch it with them. Awesome, gritty, realistic story.


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