YESTERDAY'S HERO (1979 UK / AUSTRALIA)
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Directed by Neil Leifer
Starring: Ian McShane, Suzanne Somers, Adam Faith
Genres: Drama, Music, Sports, British
95 minutes | Full Screen | Color | English
Jackie Collins melodramatic screenplay about a soccer player and his road to fame and fortune. Rod Turner (Ian McShane) is a has-been soccer whiz who one day gets a second chance to reach for the brass ring. He joins a team owned by a playboy rock star (Paul Nicholas) and managed by Jake (Adam Faith), a vicious, mean-spirited devil. In spite of the manager and a suddenly complex personal life as he gets involved with the rock star's girlfriend (Suzanne Somers), Rod is determined to make this second chance work.