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Thumbnail for This Sporting Life (1963) This Sporting Life (1963)

Basics Critics:79Viewers:69Rusty:77
Category: Drama, SportsSub-Category: sports filmRuntime: 134 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United KingdomDirector: Lindsay AndersonScreenwriter: David StoreyMusic: Roberto GerhardCinematography: Denys CoopStars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell, Colin Blakely, Arthur Lowe, Leonard Rossiter, John Gill, Edward Fox, Glenda Jackson, David Storey, Jack WatsonProducer: Karel ReiszAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Richard Harris)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Rachel Roberts)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.

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