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