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When Saturday Comes (1996)

Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Muir
... Annie Doherty
... Ken Jackson
... Russell Muir
... Joe Muir
... Sarah Muir
... Mary Muir
Chris Walker ... Mac
John Higgins ... Rob
Tim Gallagher ... Steve
... Tommy
Nick Waring ... Gary
James McKenna ... George McCabe
Tony Currie ... Tony Currie
Mel Sterland ... Captain
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Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the potential, but has never had the courage or discipline to make anything of it. Jimmy is spotted by Ken Jackson, whilst playing for his pub team. Ken is the manager of Hallam football club, a local non-league team. After continually playing brilliantly for Hallam, Jimmy gets offered a trial at Sheffield United. The evening before the trial he gets drunk, and wakes up feeling very rough. Consequently he fails to impress the Sheffield United manager. Jimmy then has to consider his future and his choices and if he has the self discipline to succeed! Written by Antony Annunziata <annunzia@phymat.bham.ac.uk>

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Sean Bean is known for in real life being, like his character Jimmy Muir, a massive Sheffield United Football Club fan. See more »

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At the movie's end, during the toast it is raining behind Kat, not raining behind Amy and Ed , and then raining and not raining. See more »

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C'mon You Blades!
18 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

What more can I say?

Sean Bean, Sheffield United, beautiful downtown Bramall Lane, the legendary Tony Currie, the usual shot of Sheffield seen from our very own "twin-towers" (all that is left of a power station next door to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre), Blades, Blades, Blades!

Yes it's corny, yes it's cliched (they would play an F.A. Cup semi-final at a neutral ground,trivia fans!), but this apart is an enjoyable piece of nonsense.

Also they had to film several scenes over and over again in the "match" sequence as the crowd, made up of specially invited Sheffield United fans) kept booing Mel "Porky" Sterland (who played for the "other" Sheffield team!!!) everytime he got the ball. Priceless.


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