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There's Only One Jimmy Grimble (2000)

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »

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John Hay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis McKenzie Lewis McKenzie ... Jimmy Grimble
Jane Lapotaire ... Alice Brewer
Gina McKee ... Donna
Ben Miller ... Johnny Two Dogs
Wayne Galtrey Wayne Galtrey ... Walkway Kid
Ciaran Griffiths ... Psycho
Bobby Power Bobby Power ... 'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley
Robert Carlyle ... Eric Wirral
Samia Longchambon ... Sara (as Samia Ghadie)
Antony Marsh Antony Marsh ... Crane (as Anthony Marsh)
Sean Delaney Sean Delaney ... Brick
Charles Denton Charles Denton ... The Cat
Azmier Ahmed Azmier Ahmed ... Elvis
John McArdle ... Headmaster
Ann Aris Ann Aris ... Governor 1
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Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed and leads his school football team towards the final of the local schools cup. Written by filmreview.co.uk

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and no substitute for life

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Jimmy Grimble used fake ears to film the movie. See more »

Quotes

'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: [spits on Jimmy] you little shite, you try anything with that notice again and you
[pause]
'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: are...
Psycho: Look out. Wirral
'Gorgeous' Gordon Burley: You'll be Dead!
Psycho: [shoves Jimmy] Later Grimble!
Eric Wirral: [shouts in the distance] Alright six-a-side!
Jimmy Grimble: [Jimmy's thought] Six-a-side? I'm on the bloody team. You don't have to be Einstein to work that one out. Well, sub at least. And that's worth getting a faceful of gob any day.
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Connections

References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Blue Moon
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by Ian McCulloch, Simon Boswell, Alex James
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Lesser-known British gem
11 September 2017 | by areatwSee all my reviews

'There's Only One Jimmy Grimble' is a film I used to love watching as a kid. Seeing it here on IMDb with only 3,000 ratings, a handful of reviews and a score of only 6.6 really baffles me. How is this film not better known, especially in the UK? In my opinion, 'Jimmy Grimble' is one of the best British films of the 2000s and on a par with older classics like 'Kes'.

While football is very much the central theme, this is much more than just a sports film. It's a story with a big heart. A story with a wide range of emotions and themes. It's sad in parts, funny in others. Depressing yet inspirational, and all round hugely enjoyable. 'Jimmy Grimble' is everything that a film should be. Unappreciated and very underrated, this is a film I would recommend to anyone.


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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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