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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

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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Storyline

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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UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Grimble See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£101,282 (United Kingdom), 27 August 2000, Limited Release
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| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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References Lethal Weapon (1987) See more »

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Do You Believe?
Written & Performed by Ian McCulloch, Simon Boswell, Alex James
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Billy's boots meets Man City
26 November 2001 | by robred69See all my reviews

When I got this film out , I thought Ray Winstone & Robert Carlyle in the same film , must be good (memories of Face). Well instinct and a little knowledge can be a great thing. Both actors were great in this film. Set in Manchester and in area where social and community decline is evident. The story begins with a boy , like millions of British lads , playing football.

Football is the means in which he escapes from decay and bullying. A Man City fan in a school filled with Man Utd supporters.This is the hard luck kid of the ages. His mum is a single parent and he is not impressed with the new boyfriend.

The story is probably from a Scorcher cartoon , Billy's boots.The usual rivalry with a lad whose Dad is rich and uses his wealth and importance to further the prospects of his spoilt bully of a son who is Jimmy's chief tormenter and probably every boys nightmare at school, because he pulls the girls and is considered the best footballer in the school.

The story is one of imagination and inspires belief. Misfortune and mistakes may hold people back , but in this film , it is that which makes the characters human. Achieving a dream which is against the odds (appearing at Man City) and finding love as well. Both Jimmy and Ma.

The musical score in the film was superb. Happy Mondays , The Charlatans and Stone Roses tracks keep the story and background flowing.

This was a great film , I even rate this film, better than Billy Elliot. The acting , subject and the music made this film unforgetable. Sadly , I saw this film on video not on the big screen. Again the British Film Industry is let down in the marketing department.

Great film 10/10


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