When Saturday Comes (1996)

An inspirational and entertaining football film

When Saturday Comes is an inspirational and entertaining epic that is sure to make you want to get your boots on.

Tagline: To Jimmy life was just a game… until the game became his life.

When Saturday Comes in a nutshell

The plot follows the struggle of Jimmy Muir (Sean Bean), a hard-drinking brewery worker who dreams of becoming a football star and playing for his beloved Sheffield United. He is spotted by a scout while playing for his local pub team and eventually gets the chance to fulfill his dream.

It's real 'Roy of the Rovers' comic book stuff which stretches the belief that a professional club would even consider taking on a 25-year-old footballer. What makes it even more unbelievable is that Bean (a genuine dyed-in-the-wool Blades fan) was in fact 37 when the movie was made. That aside, the footballing scenes, unlike many films before, are for once realistic.

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  • Mrs_Sean_Bean 'Yes, it's a great feel-good film, and I don't even like football. Sean Bean essentially plays himself in this one, and is as fit as anything. Phwoargh.'

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