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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

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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Storyline

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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Drama | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino a la gloria See more »

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Dolby

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Sterland, who in this film plays the captain of Sheffield United Football Club, was formerly a professional football player with their local rivals, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. 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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Get your hot dogs and pizza in for this.
15 December 1999 | by lawrence-14See all my reviews

WHEN SATURDAY COMES is a little, British football flick but brilliant. Quite similar to FEVER PITCH but ten times more better. It provides booze, sex and excitement on the pitch. You can't get fed up this the first time you watch it. Brilliant and FULL MONTY style, this film was so exciting and Sean Bean gives a good performance. It was so good that my popcorn finished a quarter of the way through it, that's how excited i was even though i had a mega-deluxe bag. Blood rushed was rushing all over to different parts of my body. All that i could think of was football, sex, booze, football, sex, booze. WSC. What pardon?. WSC. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1. It is more exciting than watching boring, boring Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Brazil. Ah, what's wrong?....your hot dog finished?, tomato ketchup spilt down your jumper. WSC is brilliant.


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