This Sporting Life Poster

Release Date: November 3rd, 2000

DVD Release Date: December 1st, 1998

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
Yorkshire coal miner Frank Machin (Richard Harris) picks a fight in a club and subsequently finds himself being recruited for a rugby team. He's an unpolished player, but his aggressiveness, brutality and indifference to the rules of fair play impress the team owners. Suddenly a rising star, Frank despairs that his success on the playing field isn't equaled in his personal life. He loves a widowed, emotionally challenged landlady (Rachel Roberts) who's too damaged to return his feelings.

Cast: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel

Director: Lindsay Anderson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Independent Artists Ltd., Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions, The Rank Organization [gb]

Keywords: Underdog, 1950s, Rise, Brash