Looking for Eric (2009) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
7.1/ 10 (8920 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
BIM Distribuzione [it]
Canto Bros. [gb]
Film Four [gb]
France 2 Cinéma [fr]
Les Films du Fleuve [be]

Production Designer

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Release Date
(France) - 18 May 2009
(France) - 27 May 2009
(Belgium) - 10 June 2009
(Ireland) - 12 June 2009
(UK) - 12 June 2009

Running Time

To win back the love of his life, Eric's going to need a little training.

baby, baby-girl, babysitting, baseball-bat, based-on-real-person, bicycle, blood, british, british-soccer, bulletproof-vest, bus, car, car-accident, champions-league, character-name-in-title, college-student, confronting-the-past, cooking, crying, dance-contest, dancing, daydreaming, dog, driving, drugs,

Technical Support
CAM:Arricam ST
LAB:DeLuxe, London, UK
MET:3218 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
PFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Abdul, Omar as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <24>
  2. Beckham, David (I) as (archive footage) (uncredited) [Himself]
  3. Beesley, Maxton G. as (as Maxton Beesley) [Eric's Father] <11>
  4. Beresford, Adam (II) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <25>
  5. Campbell, Cleveland as [Buzz] <22>
  6. Cantona, Eric as [Himself] <2>
  7. Clancy, Ciaran as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <26>
  8. Cook, Greg (IV) as [Monk] <17>
  9. Cook, Steve (XIV) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <27>
  10. Dwyer-Lynch, Trevor as (as Trevor Dwyer Lynch) [The Emperors of Rhythm] <32>
  11. Evets, Steve as [Eric Bishop] <1>
  12. Ferry, Mick as [Judge] <18>
  13. Gilbert, Marvin (III) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <29>
  14. Gumbs, Stefan as [Jess] <5>
  15. Henshaw, John (I) as [Meatballs] <14>
  16. Jackson, Ben (VIII) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <30>
  17. Kearns, Gerard as [Ryan] <4>
  18. Manning, Jake (I) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <33>
  19. Marsh, Steve (IV) as [Zac] <21>
  20. McNulty, Matthew (II) as [Young Eric] <9>
  21. Meredith, Tom (IV) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <34>
  22. Moorhouse, Justin as [Spleen] <15>
  23. Pope, Ryan (I) as [Fenner] <23>
  24. Riley, Eddie (I) as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <35>
  25. Roberts, Smug as [Smug] <19>
  26. Saunders, Conor as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <36>
  27. Sharples, Des as [Jack] <16>
  28. Tracey, Venn as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <37>
  29. Travis, Johnny as [Travis] <20>
  30. Williams, Cole (II) as [Daisy] <7>
  31. Williams, Dylan (III) as [Daisy] <8>
  32. Wills, Guy as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <38>
  33. Ainsworth, Laura (III) as [Young Lily] <10>
  34. Bishop, Stephanie (I) as [Lily] <3>
  35. Bowland, Kelly as [Ryan's Girlfriend] <12>
  36. Brown, Julie (II) as [Nurse] <13>
  37. Diamond, Sheila as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <28>
  38. Hudson, Lucy-Jo as [Sam] <6>
  39. Kennedy, Wendy as [The Emperors of Rhythm] <31>


  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Sport

Full Plot

Eric Bishop, a middle-aged postman working for the Manchester sorting office, is going through a dreadful crisis. For starters, his second life companion has not resurfaced although she was released from prison a few months ago. He is left alone with two stepsons to look after, which is no bed of roses since the two teens disrespect him and keep disobeying him. To make matters worse, Ryan, the older boy, fascinated by Zac, a dangerous gangster, has accepted to hide his gun in Eric's house. On the other hand, he is asked by Sam, his student daughter who has a newborn baby,to get back in touch with Lily, his separated wife. Now, Eric left her not long after she gave back to their daughter. As a result Eric panics... Having lost all his bearings, Eric Bishop soliloquizes face to the poster of his idol, another Eric, French footballer Eric Cantona, when the latter appears just like the genie out of Aladdin's lamp. Through a series of aphorisms peculiar to him, the footballer-philosopher will help remorse-ridden desperate Eric Bishop to get by. Guy Bellinger Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 444,055 (France) (30 June 2009) AD: 413,106 (France) (23 June 2009) AD: 368,471 (France) (16 June 2009) AD: 23,362 (Netherlands) (31 December 2009) GR: USD 55,804 (USA) (27 June 2010) GR: USD 52,461 (USA) (20 June 2010) GR: USD 45,159 (USA) (13 June 2010) GR: USD 38,141 (USA) (6 June 2010) GR: USD 34,035 (USA) (30 May 2010) GR: USD 20,357 (USA) (23 May 2010) GR: USD 6,743 (USA) (16 May 2010) GR: GBP 1,045,434 (UK) (28 June 2009) GR: GBP 845,052 (UK) (21 June 2009) GR: EUR 1,100,108 (Italy) (11 January 2010) GR: EUR 749,939 (Italy) (27 December 2009) GR: EUR 550,105 (Italy) (20 December 2009) GR: EUR 414,472 (Italy) (13 December 2009) OW: USD 6,743 (USA) (16 May 2010) (2 screens) WG: USD 2,935 (USA) (27 June 2010) (9 screens) WG: USD 4,043 (USA) (20 June 2010) (10 screens) WG: USD 6,346 (USA) (13 June 2010) (11 screens) WG: USD 2,091 (USA) (6 June 2010) (7 screens) WG: USD 9,244 (USA) (30 May 2010) (8 screens) WG: USD 8,856 (USA) (23 May 2010) (6 screens) WG: USD 6,743 (USA) (16 May 2010) (2 screens) WG: GBP 71,556 (UK) (28 June 2009) (121 screens) WG: GBP 215,173 (UK) (21 June 2009) (225 screens)

Movie Certificate

15A (Ireland)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
U (France)
11 (Sweden)
12 (Netherlands)
MA (Australia)
12 (Germany)
15 (UK)
IIB (Hong Kong)
M/12 (Portugal)
R16 (New Zealand)
14 (Brazil)
PG12 (Japan)
R21 (Singapore)(cut)

Music Composers

  1. Fenton, George


  1. Ackroyd, Barry

Dress Designers

  1. Ryan, Sarah (XII)


BIM Distribuzione [it] - (2009) (Italy) (theatrical)
California Filmes [br] - (2009) (Brazil) (all media)
Canvas [be] - (2011) (Belgium) (TV)
Cinéart [be] - (2009) (Belgium) (theatrical)
Cinéart [be] - (2009) (Luxembourg) (theatrical)
Cinéart [nl] - (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Delphi Filmverleih Produktion [de] - (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
Diaphana Films [fr] - (2009) (France) (all media)
EuroVideo [de] - (2010) (Germany) (DVD)
FS Film Oy [fi] - (2009) (Finland) (all media)
Film1 [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Filmcoopi Zürich [ch] - (2009) (Switzerland) (all media)
Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore - (2010) (Italy) (DVD)
IFC Films [us] - (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
IMJ Entertainment [jp] - (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
Icon Film Distribution [gb] - (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
Icon Home Entertainment [gb] - (2009) (UK) (DVD)
Magic Hour [jp] - (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
Twin Pics [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais [pt] - (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Morris, Jonathan (I)


  1. Antonioli, Tania (representative: Les Films du Fleure)
  2. Anyon, Jenny (assistant location manager)
  3. Bereta, Georges (representative: Why Not Productions)
  4. Bergeret, Emmanuelle (lawyer)
  5. Besan¸on, Marie (representative: Wild Bunch)
  6. Borleteau, Lucie (representative: Why Not Productions)
  7. Bostyn, Muriel (financing: Inver Invest)
  8. Bronckart, Olivier (representative: Les Films du Fleure)
  9. Brookes, Ella (production assistant)
  10. Brown, Adam (L) (advisor)
  11. Bullard, Martin (I) (titles: JCA)
  12. Butterworth, Martin (title designer: Creative Partnership)
  13. Cantona, Jean Marie (representative: Canto Bros)
  14. Cantona, Joel (representative: Canto Bros)
  15. Carlton, Peter (II) (representative: Film4)
  16. Cavanagh, Chris (II) (assistant: producer)
  17. Colenutt, David (location scout)
  18. Cooper, Catherine (VIII) (location scout)
  19. Cooper, Kate (III) (production assistant)
  20. Devenport, Bruce (advisor)
  21. Ferrans, Andy (location scout)
  22. Frenkel, David (III) (representative: Why Not Productions)
  23. Goodier, Jude (choreographer)
  24. Grindey, Paul (representative: Film4)
  25. Grosz, Stephen (lawyer: Bindman & Partners)
  26. Hooper, Sonia (dog handler)
  27. Jackson, Sean (XX) (production assistant)
  28. Lafferty, John (V) (lawyer)
  29. Larmagnac, Frédérique (representative: RTBF Belgian Television)
  30. Lenton, Susanna (script supervisor)
  31. Loveridge, David (tv operator) (as Dave Loveridge)
  32. McDonald, Charles (I) (publicist)
  33. McMahon, Eimhear (production coordinator)
  34. Molhant, Isabelle (financing: Casa Kafka Pictures)
  35. Nicholas, Dave (paramedic: Italy)
  36. Poels, Catherine (representative: RTBF Belgian Television)
  37. Rahman, Habib (I) (assistant accountant)
  38. Ramsden, Alistair (runner)
  39. Robinson, Billy (VIII) (security: Capricorn Security)
  40. Ross, Michael (LII) (caterer: Red Chutney)
  41. Ross, Tessa (representative: Film4)
  42. Shadick, Tina (production accountant)
  43. Shelley, Mark (I) (armorer)
  44. Smith, Roger (IX) (script consultant)
  45. Stone, Phil (IX) (armorer)
  46. Tomson, Delphine (representative: Les Films du Fleure)
  47. Valsamidis, Christian (lawyer)
  48. Wessing, Taylor (lawyer)
  49. Woodcock, Emma (locations)
  50. Zylberberg, Arlette (representative: RTBF Belgian Television)


Unknown: God once said: "Leave your wi... you can change your wife, change your politics, change your religion. But never, never can you change your favourite football team!" Eric: The noblest revenge is to forgive. Meatballs: One word on Ryan, and it's gonna be on BlueTube! Jess: It's YouTube. It's called YouTube. Meatballs: Well, whatever it is, you're gonna be on it! Eric Bishop: I'm up to here with your philosophy. I'm still getting over the fucking seagulls! Spleen: You're worse than the fucking Yanks in Baghdad, you! What the fuck is going on here? Eric: I am not a man... I am Cantona.

Other Titles

  1. Buscando a Eric (2009) (ENG)

  2. Il mio amico Eric (2009) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK


- The short film _I Dream of Zinedine Zidane (2005)_ (qv) directed by 'Tim Gee' (qv) precedes Looking for Eric at elected theaters. It also deals with one man's obsession with a footballer.

- 'John Henshaw (I)' (qv), who plays a postal worker, is also one of the faces of the national Post Office in the UK.

- When Spleen asked who's scored after he left the bar, the television on the bar showed 'Paul Scholes' (qv) who scored the only goal in that game. It was a real game between Manchester United and Barcelona, the second leg of the champion's league semi final in 2008. Scholes's goal was the only one of either leg and sent United through to the final, where they defeated Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the competition.