Yesterday's Hero

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Yesterday's Hero
Yesterday's Hero (film).jpg
Directed by Neil Leifer
Produced by Elliott Kastner
Oscar Lerman
Ken Regan
Written by Jackie Collins
Starring Ian McShane
Suzanne Somers
Adam Faith
Paul Nicholas
Music by Stanley Myers
Edited by Antony Gibbs
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
November 1979
Running time
95 minutes
Country UK
Language English

Yesterday's Hero is a 1979 British film starring Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers (in her film debut), Adam Faith, Paul Nicholas and Cary Elwes (in his film debut). It also features Glynis Barber and Emma Samms in their early performances. The story of an alcoholic ex-footballer attempting a comeback with the Saints who are owned by a wealthy pop star. When a striker gets injured, Turner (McShane) is signed by the third division team and helps to get them to Wembley where they play 'Leicester Forest' in the final. But can he stop drinking and make it to the final?. The screenplay was written by novelist Jackie Collins, but was an original work and not based on one of her books. Though it bears a striking resemblance to the life of the former player George Best, the film is not biographical. The cup final at Wembley uses footage from the Southampton v Nottingham Forest league Cup Final. The film is currently being shown by TalkingPictures TV (Sky 343 Freeview 81)

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