British Sport Films


Britain has produced some of the most influential sports films. With Kitchen Sink Drama genre from the 60's with films like the Rugby film This is the Sporting Life, & Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner to The football Hooligans.


This Sporting Life




Sport:

Rugby


Penalty Minutes

Broken front teeth & a broken heart


Opening Day

February 7th 1963







Team

Directed by

Lindsay Anderson

Players

Richard Harris - Frank Machin

Rachel Roberts - Mrs. Hammed


Quote



Frank Machin: We don't have stars in this game, Mrs Weaver, that's soccer.

Mrs. Anne Weaver: What *do* you have?

Frank Machin: People like me.


Arena or Stadium used Film location

Belle Vue Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Football Club, Belle Vue Stadium, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, UK



Thrum Hall Rugby League Stadium



Song



Here In My Heart - Richard Harris





Trophy

Paul Barrière Trophy

Richard Harris - Best Actor Cannes Film Fest 1963















Sources

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057578/locations?ref_=tt_dt_dt



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