Lee, a soccer player who descends into depression when he goes blind, is encouraged to take up the game again by a maverick American and the inspiration of Leeds Utd legend, Billy Bremner.

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Lee Vaughan
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Sandra Reeves
Peter Lorimer ...
Leeds United Fan
Patrick Micallef ...
Charlie Howard
Jane Peachey ...
Gina Blackwell
Dave Mounfield ...
Derek the Manager
Duncan Henderson ...
Jim the Psycho Postman
Daniel Rabin ...
Jason Thompsett
Samantha Beckinsale ...
Maddie Vaughan
Frank Jarvis ...
Mr. McClintock
Des McAleer ...
Denis Cleghorn
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Shelley De Moussin
Tara Keatley ...
Daniella Funnell
Georgina Tasker ...
Sasha
David Earl ...
Tony Queen
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Lee, a soccer player who descends into depression when he goes blind, is encouraged to take up the game again by a maverick American and the inspiration of Leeds Utd legend, Billy Bremner.

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7 November 2006 (UK)  »

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Great film
1 July 2007 | by (Brighton, UK) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of actually being in this, albeit as an extra. I was the tall chav with glasses when Lee was being hassled by the beach.

The crew were all very friendly, as were the cast (those of which I met). It was a good day, despite the fact that I am devoid of all footballing talent! I first actually saw the film at its Brighton premiere, and enjoyed it thoroughly. I can recommend it to anyone, even if they're not football fans. I'm certainly not.

Chris is a marvellous director, not to mention a very nice man. He performed a marvel in developing this movie, almost literally done on a shoestring.

Keep an eye out for him in future.


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