Looking for Eric

Looking for Eric

Director: Ken Loach Cast: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop


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Looking for Eric

A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor in this comedy drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach. Eric Bishop (Steve Evets) is a postman living in Manchester whose life has been slowly going off the rails ever since his wife, Lily (Stephanie Bishop), walked out on him. Eric has just been released from the hospital after an auto accident, and comes home to a house that's a mess and two teenage sons, Ryan (Gerard Kearns) and Jess (Stefan Gumbs), who regard their dad as an annoyance rather than an authority figure. Eric's oldest child, a grown daughter named Sam (Lucy-Jo Hudson), loves him but can't get her mother or brothers to show him any respect. And his friends from work don't know what to do for him, except allow him to talk about football and his favorite team, Manchester United. One night, Eric is home alone, smoking some weed, and to his amazement he's visited by an apparition of Eric Cantona, the French footballer who was a star for Manchester United in the 1990s until he retired and dropped out of sight. Cantona's ghost has come to give Eric a pep talk and offer him some advice on how to win Lily back, and as Eric tries to convince his wife to give him another chance, Cantona periodically appears to coach him in the ways of romance. Looking for Eric was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2010
UPC: 0030306954394
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Ifc Independent Film
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 76,712

Special Features

Trailer; Tv spot; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Evets Eric Bishop
Eric Cantona Eric Cantona
Stephanie Bishop Lily
Gerard Kearns Ryan
Stefan Gumbs Jess
Lucy-Jo Hudson Sam
Cole Williams Daisy
Dylan Williams Daisy
Matthew McNulty Young Eric
Laura Ainsworth Young Lily
Max Beesley Eric's Father
Kelly Bowland Ryan's Girlfriend
Julie Brown Nurse
John Henshaw Meatballs
Justin Moorhouse Spleen
Des Sharples Jack
Gregory Russell Cook Monk
Mick Ferry Judge
Smug Roberts Smug
Johnny Travis Travis
Steve Marsh Zac
Cleveland Campbell Buzz
Ryan Pope Fenner

Technical Credits
Ken Loach Director
Barry Ackroyd Cinematographer
Ray Beckett Sound Mixer
Pascal Caucheteux Executive Producer
Fergus Clegg Production Designer
Eric Cantona Executive Producer
George Fenton Score Composer
Paul Laverty Original Story,Screenwriter
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
Jonathan Morris Editor
Rebecca O'Brien Producer
Sarah Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Looking for Eric
1. Wrong Turn [4:38]
2. Wake-Up Call [5:56]
3. Laughter [7:52]
4. Talking to the Past [9:21]
5. Dance Contest [4:23]
6. The Match [6:19]
7. Watching Trouble [6:57]
8. About Matches [6:12]
9. "You Walked Out" [5:34]
10. More Time Together [6:40]
11. More Memories [5:10]
12. Training [5:31]
13. Fighting [5:54]
14. Confrontation [6:05]
15. Arrested [5:17]
16. The Video [4:19]
17. On the Bus [6:04]
18. Standing Together [8:29]
19. Graduation [5:46]

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