Yesterday's Hero

Yesterday's Hero

Neil Leifer (1979)

A Certificate


Our Score
After The Stud and The Bitch bestselling author Jackie Collins wrote this soccer saga, only this time, sister Joan was nowhere to be seen - that says it all! Ian McShane is the George Best-inspired footballer aiming for a comeback after beating a booze problem. Will he make it to the cup final? Paul Nicholas (playing an Elton John-type rock star chairman) and Adam Faith (as McShane's manager) help him achieve his goal. Nicholas sings the theme song and teams up with co-star (and US sitcom celebrity) Suzanne Somers for a few other dreadful ditties shoehorned between snippets of disco hits such as Ring My Bell by Anita Ward and Wanted by The Dooleys. Strictly fourth division in every aspect.


A washed-up former footballer tries to make a comeback, with the help of his rock star ex-girlfriend and her new partner. Drama, starring Ian McShane and Suzanne Somers.

Cast & Crew

Rod Turner Ian McShane
Cloudy Martin Suzanne Somers
Jake Marsh Adam Faith
Clint Simon Paul Nicholas
Rita Sandy Ratcliff
Sam Turner Sam Kydd
Susan Glynis Barber
Georgie Moore Alan Lake
Director Neil Leifer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd