The original cut of the film was too short, so three months after shooting ended, some more footage was shot, including the football/exercise montage. Robert Carlyle is not in that sequence; the actor was working on another project by then. See more »
When the team is supposed to watch the movie Flashdance, they are watching the music video of the theme song "What a Feeling" by Irene Cara instead. See more »
The less I eat, the fatter I get.
So stuff yourself and get thin!
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The film shown behind the opening credits is "Sheffield...City on the move", made in 1971 for the Sheffield Publicity Department. See more »
Land of a Thousand Dances
Composed by Chris Kenner
Performed by Wilson Pickett
Published by Longitude Music Co.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Reproduced by kind permission of Burton Way Music Ltd. and Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more »
When this got praised all over the place, I avoided seeing it at first because I was afraid it would be a letdown. But it's not, not in any way. This continues a tradition of sorts; while back in the 50's and early 60's, the British were known for their kitchen-sink, angry young man dramas (like "Room at the Top" or "Look Back in Anger"), now they seem to be putting comic spins on them, and it's working. Not only do you laugh (especially when Horse is at the Unemployment Office after the videotape of them dancing has been released to the public, and when he says he hasn't been up to anything, the clerk says, "That's not what I heard"), but the characters and where they come from are taken seriously and are three dimensional, so you care about them. The humor comes from real situations, not sitcom humor. A real winner!
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