Achilles Heel (1973)


Alan Clarke’s film of a day in the life of a professional footballer makes for fascinating viewing today. Knowing Clarke’s passion for Everton FC, producer Lambert attached him to Brian Clark’s 1973 script, which captures the moment where money, glamour and celebrity begin to enter the world of football.

Director: Alan Clarke.
Writer: Brian Clark.
Stars: Martin Shaw, Charlotte Howard, Fred Griffiths, John Rae, Norman Jones, Ron Hackett, Matthew Guinness, Kenneth Cranham, Karen Boyes, Alan Barry.


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