• Publication date: October 10, 2009

Mean Machine

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Former captain of England's national soccer squad Danny Meehan is disgraced when he is banned from football after fixing a match against Germany. A pub brawl lands him in jail, where of all places the soccer player has the opportunity to redeem himself.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2001

MBC 2:

July 2, 2013 21:00 (KSA) ~ July 2, 2013 20:00 (CLT)

Danny Meehan (Vinnie Jones) was the captain of England’s national soccer team -- until officials discovered that he fixed a game against Germany.  Banned from football for life, Meehan's life took another downward spiral  when he assaulted two cops in a drunken brawl, which earned him a three-year prison bid.

When the prison warden, portrayed by David Hemmings, asks Meehan to coach the guards' soccer team, the guards signal to him to turn down the offer, or else he will have to face their wrath.  Danny refuses the warden, but instead offers to recruit some of the institution's players to form a squad that can compete against the guards, helping them practice and get in shape. Yet when Meehan's team is leading the guards 1-0 at halftime, the warden asks Meehan to throw the game away or face extended jail-time. Will Danny give in to the warden's pressure and let his team down by fixing yet another match? Or will his squad emerge victorious?

Starring: 

  • Vinnie Jones
  • Jason Statham
  • David Kelly
  • David Hemmings
  • Vas Blackwood
  • Jason Flemyng
  • Danny Dyer
  • Robbie Gee