This Sporting Life

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This Sporting Life

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This Sporting Life

Release Date: February 07, 1963

Year    :   1963
Slogan    :   «He only believed in strength - love was a word he hadn't the power to say.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions
Director    :   Lindsay Anderson
Producers    :   Karel Reisz
Writers    :   David Storey, David Storey
RunTime    :   134 mins.
Budget    :   286281

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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