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The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (1982)

The true story of the First world footballing competition, won by a bunch of miners from Durham. Won it three times and beat the likes of Juventus to retain the cup in perpetuity.

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writer:

Neville Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Hutchison ... Jimmy Dickenson
Rod Culbertson Rod Culbertson ... Rob Gill
Tim Healy ... 'Dirty' Charlie Hogg
Struan Rodger ... Jack Greenwell
Dennis Waterman ... Bob Jones
Lloyd McGuire ... Tom Gill
John Bowler ... Rob Guthrie
Dyfed Thomas Dyfed Thomas ... Jock Jones
Jeremy Bulloch ... Ben Tillet Whittingham
Philip Croskin Philip Croskin ... Tot Gubbins
Christian Rodska ... Creshie Crawford
David Bradley ... Ticer Thomas (Sub) (as Dai Bradley)
Richard Griffiths ... Sidney Barron
Terry Gibbons Terry Gibbons ... Tucker Gill
Marjorie Bland Marjorie Bland ... Edie Jones
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The true story of the First world footballing competition, won by a bunch of miners from Durham. Won it three times and beat the likes of Juventus to retain the cup in perpetuity.

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Action | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fußballfieber oder Wie der Weltcup nach Auckland kam See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Before FIFA
29 July 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This film made for Channel 4 was broadcast in the run up to the 1982 World Cup.

A true life tale set well before 1930 when the first FIFA World Cup competition was held.

This was a story set in Italy in 1909 where a World Club competition was held and a team for West Auckland who represented England won the Sir Thomas Lipton trophy.

It was a tale of whimsy and a great deal of humour and good performances all around especially from Dennis Waterman who was looking to move away from his Minder role.


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