RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 177239822 LA English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. T1 This sporting life A1 Wintle, Julian,, Parkyn, Leslie,, Reisz, Karel., Anderson, Lindsay,, Ryan, Paul., Harris, Richard,, Roberts, Rachel,, Badel, Alan., Hartnell, William,, Blakely, Colin., Godsell, Vanda., Cunningham, Anne., Watson, Jack,, Loew, Arthur M.,, Markham, Harry., Sinyard, Neil., Storey, David,, Janus Films., Granada International (Firm), Rank Organisation., Criterion Collection (Firm), PB Criterion Collection PP [Irvington, N.Y.] YR 2008 SN 9781604650112 1604650117 AB Northern England, the early 1960's. Frank Machin is a coal miner who is mean, tough and ambitious enough to rise up and become an immediate professional rugby star. The rugby league team is run by local employer Weaver. Machin lodges with Mrs Hammond, whose husband was killed in an accident at Weaver's, but his impulsive and angry nature stop him from being able to reach her as he would like. He becomes increasingly frustrated with his situation. His situation is not helped by the more straightforward enticements of Mrs Weaver.