Year: 2000
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Ray Winstone, Robert Carlyle, Lewis McKenzie, Gina McKee, Ann Aris, Samia Ghadie, Richard Heap, John Henshaw, Jane Lapotaire, Anthony Marsh, John McArdle, Leonard
Director: John Hay
UK: 105 mins
UK Certificate: 12 for moderate violence and sex references
UK Release Date: 25 August 2000


Jimmy Grimble (Lewis McKenzie) is a shy school boy who dreams of being on the school football team. Life looks bleak for him since he is bullied at school and he dislikes the boyfriend his mother (Gina McKee) is dating. Against all the odds with the football team bullying him and an unhelpful PE teacher (Robert Carlyle), an elderly woman (Jane Lapotaire) gives him the boost he needs to find the strength and confidence within himself to succeed at a crucial football match.