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John Hay

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble

105' - 2000 - Drama, Comedy, Sport - Dialogue: English
Director: John Hay Composer: Simon Boswell, Alex James With: Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee, Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone
Fifteen-year-old Jimmy dreams of becoming a professional football player. Whenever he mucks about on his own he reveals a stunning ability to handle the ball, but out there on the football pitch, all his self-confidence drains away. Jimmy doesn’t have an easy time. His mother Donna has just split up with Harry, whom Jimmy liked very much. At school, he is bullied by Gorgeous Gordon Burley and his cronies. One evening, when Gorgeous and Psycho are chasing him down the empty streets of a derelict quarter, an old woman comes to his aid. When he leaves her apartment she gives him a pair of worn-down old football boots, adding that they belonged to one of Manchester City's greatest players and that they will give him magical power if he wears them on the football pitch …

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Credits

Director

John Hay

Composer

Simon Boswell, Alex James

With

Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee, Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone

Scenario

John Hay, Rik Carmichael, Simon Mayle

Director of Photography

John de Borman

Editor

Oral Norrie Ottey

Producer

Sara Radclyffe, Jeremy Bolt, Alison Jackson

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

2000

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