This Boy's Story

Writer/director Roberts, who went on to make the children's film War of the Buttons for producer David Puttnam, shot this affecting, well-acted '60s slice-of-life as his graduation project from the National Film and TV School. Navy man Adams recalls his childhood and the time he and his young brother (the Arnold siblings) set out from a broken home in search of their soccer idol, the great George Best. Catching the train to Liverpool with money stolen from ma's purse, they hope to make it to Anfield where Manchester United are the visitors, but fate places more than a few obstacles between them and their hero.

Release details

Duration: 50 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Roberts
Screenwriter: John Roberts, Andrew Simister
Cast: Simon Adams
Steven Arnold
Kevin Arnold
Jennifer Calvert
Thomas Craig
Daryl Fishwick
Carl Chase
Arturo Venegas
George Best

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Marc

I am also after this....I did have on VHS but it died on me, possibly one of the best shorts ever made!.....the boys scripts are brilliant, and the scene in the pub in Liverpool where a bloke describeds bests goal just made the film, when it's then recounted by one of the boys to some Spanish sailors!

Marc

I am also after this....I did have on VHS but it died on me, possibly one of the best shorts ever made!.....the boys scripts are brilliant, and the scene in the pub in Liverpool where a bloke describeds bests goal just made the film, when it's then recounted by one of the boys to some Spanish sailors!

Mark Simister

My uncke wrote this film, ive only seen it once, but wouldnt mind seeing it sgin as it is quite good. Next time I see him ill ask where it can be bought from or for as much information as he can tell me

Mark Simister

My uncke wrote this film, ive only seen it once, but wouldnt mind seeing it sgin as it is quite good. Next time I see him ill ask where it can be bought from or for as much information as he can tell me