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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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Maria Giese
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Jimmy Muir
Emily Lloyd ... Annie Doherty
Pete Postlethwaite ... Ken Jackson
Craig Kelly ... Russell Muir
John McEnery ... Joe Muir
Ann Bell ... Sarah Muir
Melanie Hill ... Mary Muir
Chris Walker Chris Walker ... Mac
John Higgins John Higgins ... Rob
Tim Gallagher Tim Gallagher ... Steve
Peter Gunn ... Tommy
Nick Waring Nick Waring ... Gary
James McKenna James McKenna ... George McCabe
Tony Currie Tony Currie ... Tony Currie
Mel Sterland 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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A sequel has been written by British writer Deano Jones tilted When Saturday Comes - Redemption See more »

Goofs

As already explained, the FA Cup Semi-Final should be played at a neutral venue and not at the home ground of Sheffield United - as in the film. However, there is also the alarming fact that the April Semi-Final takes place in mid-winter. This is due to the footage from the 'real game' actually being an FA Cup 3rd tie in Janurary, 1995. See more »

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Eyes of Blue
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Up The Blades
14 July 1999 | by blade-21See all my reviews

I saw this film primarily because I am a supporter of Sheffield United. To fully enjoy it however, you need to suspend belief and overlook some of the inaccuracies that it contains. The depiction of Sheffield for example, appears to be more appropriate to the seventies than the nineties and some of the dialogue & accents were "out of date".

However, these were small reservations and overall I enjoyed the film - mainly from the perspective Sheffield United fan. Come on you Blades!!!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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