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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 14, 2010


Steve Evets
as Eric Bishop
Eric Cantona
as Eric Cantona
Stephanie Bishop
as Lily
Gerard Kearns
as Ryan
Lucy-Jo Hudson
as Sam
Cole Williams
as Daisy
Matthew McNulty
as Young Eric
Max Beesley
as Eric's Father
Julie Brown
as Nurse
John Henshaw
as Meatballs
Justin Moorhouse
as Spleen
Gregory Cook
as Monk


Ken Loach
Rebecca O'Brien
Paul Laverty
Screen Story
Paul Laverty
Barry Ackroyd
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
Jonathan Morris
Fergus Clegg
Production Designer
Eric Cantona
Executive Producer
Pascal Caucheteux
Executive Producer
Vincent Maraval
Executive Producer
Sarah Ryan
Costume Designer
Ray Beckett
Sound Mixer
Ray Beckett
Paul Heasman
Stunts Coordinator
Kahleen Crawford
Casting Director