When Saturday Comes is a 1996 British film directed by Maria Giese and starring Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Melanie Hill (the former Mrs Bean) and Emily Lloyd.
The plot – Jimmy Muir, a worker at the Stones Brewery gets scouted, firstly by the well-known non-league side Hallam F.C. and then later by Sheffield United Football Club. It was filmed at various locations around South Yorkshire including Rotherham, Sandygate Road and Bramall Lane.
The film was released in March 1996, distributed by Guild Film Distribution. The soundtrack includes a variety of classic music tracks as well as newly commissioned songs.
The score was composed by Anne Dudley and the soundtrack includes contributions from Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet and Sheffield artists including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott who performs on two new tracks: “When Saturday Comes” and the instrumental “Jimmy’s Theme”. Both were performed with bandmates Rick Savage and Phil Collen. According to Elliott, he had a part in the film as the brother of Sean Bean’s character, but the part was cut from the final film.
One review said “Despite being stuffed with cliches, When Saturday Comes is emotionally rewarding experience, and not only for those viewers who are in love with the most popular sport in the world.”
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