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Yesterday's Hero (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 22 November 1979 (UK)
A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

Director:

Neil Leifer

Writer:

Jackie Collins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suzanne Somers ... Cloudy
Ian McShane ... Rod Turner
Adam Faith ... Jake
Paul Nicholas ... Clint
Sam Kydd ... Sam Turner
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Speed
Glynis Barber ... Susan
Sandy Ratcliff ... Rita (as Sandy Ratcliffe)
Alan Lake Alan Lake ... Georgie Moore
Paul J. Medford Paul J. Medford ... Marek (as Paul Medford)
Matthew Long Matthew Long ... Mac Gill
Paul Desbois Paul Desbois ... Butch
Eric Deacon Eric Deacon ... Chris
John Motson ... TV Interviewer & Commentator
Mark Wood Mark Wood ... Small Boy
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A has-been, alcoholic former soccer star determines to make a comeback. He gets help from his former girlfriend, now a rock star, and her partner.

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From the pen of Jackie Collins, the story of a fallen super-star and his struggle back to the top.

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Drama | Music

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Closing credits: All the characters and narration of this film are fictitious.Characters and events are not intended to refer to actual persons or events and any similarity is unintentional and entirely coincidental. See more »

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We've Got Us
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Performed by Suzanne Somers & Paul Nicholas
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I absolutely Loved it
24 December 2016 | by pottsymaskellSee all my reviews

The film does not try to be anything it isn't. you can identify with the characters - and it is a snap shot in time when football was in reach and the players were real and not overpaid primadonnas !! McShane is amazing as the alcoholic has been Rod Turner. He shows his acting talent in a range of emotions from his relationship with Alcohol, His co-stars, his on screen father and manager and touchingly with the kids from the convent school. The soundtrack is pure Disco Cheese. The pitches were Mudbaths and the players then all bathed together !! I absolutely loved it - modern of its time - but now a nostalgic time capsule


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