When Saturday Comes (film)

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When Saturday Comes
DVD cover
Directed by Maria Giese
Produced by James Daly
Christopher Lambert
Meir Teper
Written by Maria Giese
Story by James Daly
Starring Sean Bean
Emily Lloyd
Pete Postlethwaite
Music by Anne Dudley
Joe Elliott
Cinematography Grant Cameron
Gerry Fisher
Edited by George Akers
Release dates 1996
Running time 98 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
This article is about the film. For the football magazine of the same name see When Saturday Comes

When Saturday Comes is a British film from 1996 starring Sean Bean and Emily Lloyd, directed by Maria Giese. It is about a factory worker who gets scouted, firstly by the well-known non-league side Hallam F.C. and then later by Sheffield United Football Club. It was filmed at various locations around South Yorkshire including Rotherham, Sandygate Road and Bramall Lane.

The film is notable for its straying from football reality. When the film was made Sean Bean was himself 36, an age when most players are retiring, not starting. When Sheffield United reach the FA Cup semi-final, the match is played at Bramall Lane when in reality the semi-final is always played at a neutral venue.

The captain of the Sheffield United team, a player who hates Sean Bean's character, and the closest the film has to a villain, is played by Mel Sterland. Sterland himself is a former Sheffield Wednesday player.

Most of the songs in this film are original and produced by Joe Elliott of Def Leppard. He produced more notably "Jimmy's Theme" and the title song.


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