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Yesterday's Hero (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 22 November 1979 (UK)
A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

Director:

Neil Leifer

Writer:

Jackie Collins
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Somers ... Cloudy
Ian McShane ... Rod Turner
Adam Faith ... Jake
Paul Nicholas ... Clint
Sam Kydd ... Sam Turner
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Speed
Glynis Barber ... Susan
Sandy Ratcliff ... Rita (as Sandy Ratcliffe)
Alan Lake Alan Lake ... Georgie Moore
Paul J. Medford Paul J. Medford ... Marek (as Paul Medford)
Matthew Long Matthew Long ... Mac Gill
Paul Desbois Paul Desbois ... Butch
Eric Deacon Eric Deacon ... Chris
John Motson ... TV Interviewer & Commentator
Mark Wood Mark Wood ... Small Boy
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A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

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From the pen of Jackie Collins, the story of a fallen super-star and his struggle back to the top.

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Drama | Music

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Footage from the 1979 League Cup Final between Southampton and Nottingham Forest was used. See more »

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Ring My Bell
(uncredited)
Written by Frederick Knight
Performed by Anita Ward
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"Old...slow...drunk" (a fitting description of both the leading character and the film)
7 February 2015 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

British-Australian co-production has former football (soccer) star Ian McShane, grizzled, out-of-shape and boozing, offered a comeback opportunity; he gets support from football club chairman Paul Nicholas and his girlfriend, pop singer Suzanne Somers, who once had a fling with McShane during his glory years. Would-be feel-good drama (written by Jackie Collins, of all people!) with schizophrenic ingredients, such as the overlong disco numbers which come butting into the narrative like television commercials. A decent actor, McShane gives the picture whatever interest it has; there is no energy, and the plot comes to a foregone conclusion. Somers, wearing clothes "from her closet", seems to have been beamed in from an entirely different program (as if two TV stations got jammed together). A dogged underachiever, one that went unreleased in the States despite Suzanne's popularity at the time from "Three's Company". *1/2 from ****


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Language:

English

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22 November 1979 (UK) See more »

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