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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  25 August 2000 (UK)
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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
Jane Lapotaire ...
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
Samia Ghadie ...
Sara
Antony Marsh ...
Crane (as Anthony Marsh)
Sean Delaney ...
Brick
Charles Denton ...
The Cat
Azmier Ahmed ...
Elvis
John McArdle ...
Headmaster
Ann Aris ...
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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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25 August 2000 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£101,282 (UK) (25 August 2000)

Gross:

£101,282 (UK) (25 August 2000)
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'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: [spits on Jimmy] you little shite, you try anything with that notice again and you
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'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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Billy boots style film
2 October 2000 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This is your typical shy kid turns hero film. Jimmy is the shy Manchester teenager who is bullied by the bigger lads. Robert Carlisle is the school soccer teams' coach who, just like Jimmy, is bullied around.

Jimmy is a great player on his own, but when anyone is watching he "caks it" as he says himself. One day before a match his boots are thrown away by the bullies and he remembers a pair of boots an old lady gave him the night before. These boots belonged to a Man. City player, Robbie Brewer and Jimmy believes them to be magic as he starts scoring goals galore and cannot make a mistake. He soon learns however that the magic is not in the boots, but in his feet.

Entertaining story for football lovers. Carlisle is believable as the bullied coach.


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