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Character: Nick Cameron
Original Release: August 21, 1995 (Edinburgh International Film Festival)
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Written by: Jimmy McGovern, Paul Henry Powell
Produced by: Andrew Eaton
Running Time: 109 minutes
Box Office: $25,695 (US)

After amateur soccer player Nick Cameron (Robert Carlyle) experiences a series of persistent and debilitating symptoms, he learns that he has multiple sclerosis. Now restricted to a wheelchair, Nick is unable to play soccer or be intimate with his new girlfriend, Karen (Juliet Aubrey). Everything has changed, and it takes a tremendous amount of strength and good humor from both himself and those around him for Nick to come to terms with the limitations of his new life.

Cast & Characters

Juliet Aubrey (Karen), James Nesbitt (Tony), Sophie Okonedo (Paula), Berwick Kaler (Sammy), Darren Tighe (Dell), Sean McKenzie (George), John Brobbey (Geoff), Sara Stockbridge (Bridget - the bartender), Tom Watson (Bill Cameron), Barbara Rafferty (Madge Cameron)

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  • Jimmy McGovern wrote the script together with real-life MS sufferer Paul Henry Powell, who draws deeply on his own experiences of depression and helplessness.

Memorable Quotes

Nick Cameron: I’m in this chair, but it’s you that cannae move.

Awards & Nominations

BAFTA Award as Best Editing
Prix Europa Award as TV Fiction
Royal Television Society Award as Best Writing
Sant Jordi Award as Best Foreign Actor - Robert Carlyle
BAFTA Award as Best Single Drama

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