Yesterday's Hero

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Time Out says

Not content with getting Leicester City relegated during his brief foray into management, 'football adviser' Frank McLintock compounds the sin by having Ian McShane's decadent Roy of the Rovers make his cup final comeback with two winning goals against the insultingly dubbed 'Leicester Forest'. Jackie Collins' script is a paste job of scandal-sheet sports page headlines (boozing striker, hard-line manager, rock star chairman), while US sports photographer Leifer works backwards from footage of the Southampton-Nottingham Forest League Cup Final to give a hilarious sense of skewed felicity to the comic strip giant-killing progress of The Saints and their repentant super-sub sinner. John Motson commentates. Irresistibly bad.
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Release details

UK release:

1979

Duration:

95 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Neil Leifer

Cast:

Sam Kydd, Paul Nicholas, Adam Faith, Suzanne Somers, Ian McShane, Glynis Barber

Songs:

Frank Musker, Domenic Bugatti

Production Designer:

Keith Wilson

Editor:

Antony Gibbs

Cinematography:

Brian West

Screenwriter:

Jackie Collins

Producer:

Ken Regan, Oscar S Lerman

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