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BLACKBALL


Year: 2003
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Paul Kaye, James Cromwell, Johnny Vegas, Bernard Cribbins, Alice Evans, James Fleet, Ian McNeice, Imelda Staunton, David Ryall, Vince Vaughn, Mark Dymond, Mark Little, Vic Reeves, Paul Bental, Felicity Montague, Ian Lindsay, Marlene Sidaway, Emma Amos, Howard Goorney, Terry Alderton, Meredith MacNeill, Jeff Rawle, Geoff McGivern, Christopher Godwin, Josie Darby, Neil Finnighan, Beau Holmes, Derek Lea, Nigel Lyndsay, Steve Noonan, Rosie Ede, David Schneider, Vicky Pepperdine, Ian O'Hara, Tony Slattery, Angus Loughran, Neil Conrich, Kenneth Cranham, Jon Snow, Julian Rivett, Barry Woolgar
Director: Mel Smith
Country: UK
UK: 97 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
UK Release Date: 5 September 2003


Synopsis

In the world of spectator sports, there are of course the all time greats: Football, Rugby, Tennis, Golf and... Lawn Bowls?

In the sleepy seaside town of Torquay, on "The English Riviera", the game reserved for geriatrics and pensioners is taken VERY seriously. None more so than by the reigning champion Ray Speight (James Cromwell), conservative and stuffy he has been Torquay's homegrown hero for over 20 years, but now his title is threatened.

Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye), a young pretender from the wrong side of town, is daring to go up against him. Armed with his sexy bad-boy persona, a flashy American agent Rick (Vince Vaughn) and an army of screaming female fans, Cliff is a fresh and exciting new sex symbol in the game. In fact, he is fast turning Lawn Bowls into the biggest spectator sport in England - possibly the World!!! To add insult to injury, Cliff's biggest fan is his new girlfriend Kerry (Alice Evans)... Ray's daughter!

This hilarious and life affirming new British comedy is a classic tale of triumph over adversity that will quite literally bowl you over!










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