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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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John Hay


Simon Boswell, Alex James


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


John Hay, Rik Carmichael, Simon Mayle

Director of Photography

John de Borman


Oral Norrie Ottey


Sara Radclyffe, Jeremy Bolt, Alison Jackson

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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