COMEDY (TRUE STORY) It's 1985 . and in a country dominated by Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, and Fish n' Chips, one man risks everything to play American Football. Derek Simmons is a dreamer and a loser. Determined to show the world he can succeed at something he forms an American Football team. Somehow the Crewe Railroaders are born and the dream becomes a reality even though the coach knows nothing about American Football, the team physio knows nothing about injuries and the cheerleaders haven't got a clue how to dance or cheer! Using money from a loan Shark, Derek starts... funding the team behind his long suffering wife's back. Under threat of losing his house and his marriage, Derek gambles everything on the financial success of his team's first game. [show more]
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British comedy based on the true story of a man trying to set up an American football team in his home town of Crewe in 1985. After reading about similar start-ups, Derek Simmons (Michael Dixon) throws all of his time and money into creating his own team, much to the dismay of his wife Kym (Rebecca Pitkin). After funding the creation of the Crewe Railroaders, Derek runs into trouble with a local loan shark and finds himself gambling everything on the success of his new team.