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Yesterday's Hero

  • Drama
  • 1979
  • Neil Leifer
  • 94 mins
  • PG

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Rod TurnerIan McShane
Cloudy MartinSuzanne Somers
Jake MarshAdam Faith
Clint SimonPaul Nicholas
RitaSandy Ratcliff
Sam TurnerSam Kydd
SusanGlynis Barber
Georgie MooreAlan Lake

Crew

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DirectorNeil Leifer

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Colour
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