When Saturday Comes

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British writer-director Maria Giese filmed this independent sports drama, which centers around the wasted opportunities of young footballer Jimmy Muir (Sean Bean). Muir works in a brewery and lives with his parents and younger brother in the hard-scrabble industrial city of Sheffield, England. He loves to play soccer, but he is arrogant, disrespectful, and frequently drunk, and he has never made much of his talents. While playing for a local pub's team, Jimmy is spotted by Ken Jackson (Pete Postlethwaite), who recruits him for a higher league. Meanwhile, Jimmy embarks on an affair with a young Irish woman named Annie Docherty (Emily Lloyd), and he gets her pregnant. Jimmy gets offered a tryout with a professional club, Sheffield United. But the night before his tryout, he beds a stripper and gets roaring drunk. The next day he is useless, and he blows his big chance to make something of himself. Annie, who badly wanted him to succeed to get them both a better life, then leaves him. Jimmy finally realizes that he must change if he is going to have any kind of a future. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


Sean Bean
as Jimmy Muir
Emily Lloyd
as Annie Docherty
Pete Postlethwaite
as Ken Jackson
John McEnery
as Joe Muir
Ann Bell
as Sarah Muir
Melanie Hill
as Mary Muir
Craig Kelly
as Russell Muir
James McKenna
as George McCabe
Sharon Jackson
as Susie Barmaid
Bill Stewart
as Bullneck
Rita May
as Mabel
Ken Kitson
as Careers Officer
John Tams
as Brewery Worker
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  • Despite being stuffed with cliches, When Saturday Comes is emotionally rewarding experience, and not only for those viewers who are in love with the most popular sport in the world.

    Nov 19, 2002 | Rating: 6/10

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