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Yesterday's Hero (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 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.

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Rod Turner
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Clint
Sam Kydd ...
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Trevor Thomas ...
Speed
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Rita (as Sandy Ratcliffe)
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Matthew Long ...
Mac Gill
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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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Footage from the 1979 League Cup Final between Southampton and Nottingham Forest was used. See more »

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Hold The Line
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Written by David Paich
Performed by Toto
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Will there ever be a decent film about football
16 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This laughable film seems to base it's main character on George Best.This means that no cliché is left unused.Machine is a few years too old to play the lead character.At the beginning he seems to be scanning around in defence but at the climax he is this great goalscorer.He is as bad as acting a footballer as Adam Faith is bad at acting.The story seems to be an excuse for a pop promo.Incidentally the game at Wembley was the 1979 League Cup Final between Nottingham Forest,in red,and Southampton in yellow.The score was 3-2 to Forest,the reverse of that shown in the film courtesy of some truly awful mismatched inserts.I would say that this film truly deserves a red card.


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