Dir: Neil Leifer
Starring: Ian McShane and Suzanne Somers
An alcoholic former footballer is determined to make a comeback
This needlessly forgotten footie melodrama was scripted by Jackie Collins! The entertaining film has been given short shrift by many, possibly only for its rather cliched story. The opening scene is a real surprise as it features a very good shot of a ‘Skinhead’ Class 31 diesel passing a football ground on a short rake of vans. This was Maidenhead United’s York Road, home to the Club since 1871, and the Football Association have since acknowledged that it is the ‘oldest senior football ground continuously used by the same club’.