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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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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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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Sean Bean is known for in real life being, like his character Jimmy Muir, a massive Sheffield United Football Club fan. See more »

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Jimmy's dad, brother Russ and best friend Mac all work in a Sheffield Coal Mine, despite the fact that all the pits in South Yorkshire were closed by 1993 - 3 years before the film is set. See more »

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When Saturday comes
by Joe Elliott
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It`s Grim Up North
2 February 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Eeeee by gum as they say in Yorkshire times are tough . On leaving school lads have a choice of either working down the pits or in factories while girls have a choice of marrying a lad who works either down the pit face or in a factory . Further education doesn`t seem to be an option in Yorkshire even though Sheffield does indeed have an university , I should know because I`ve been there . Oh didn`t all the coal mines close in Yorkshire sometime in the late 1980s ? In other words we`ve got a kitchen sink drama full of stereotypes and anachronisms

That said I did like WHEN SATURDAY COMES just because it`s a gritty drama well acted by its cast . Despite being too old for his role by about ten years Sean Bean plays his role very well especially if you only know him as a baddie from films like GOLDENEYE and PATRIOT GAMES . Emily Lloyd is also good and you really do feel for the characters in this film unlike the overrated comedy drama THE FULL MONTY which was also set in Sheffield


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