Gangsters kidnap the team's football coach in order to throw the game; Grady and Mickey try to win the game.

Director:

Writer:

(dialogue)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Zasu & Thelma go out with two idiots to a nightclub.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Maurice Black
Wild Babies! (1932)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two aspiring songwriters have a weird nightmare about the jungle.

Directors: Lloyd French, Robert A. McGowan
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Grady Sutton
The Knockout (1932)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When Mickey accidentally knocks out a local boxing champ, he is forced to take the fighter's place in a bout.

Directors: Lloyd French, Robert A. McGowan
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Julie Bishop
Love Pains (1932)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mickey and Grady are left behind when a new kid comes to town and all the girls fall for him.

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Dorothy Ward
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

College baseball player Mickey Daniels can't keep his mind on the game when he's got an eye for the ladies.

Directors: Lloyd French, Robert A. McGowan
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Grady Sutton
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Widow Martha and widower Brandon plan to marry; their teenaged children do their slapstick best to interfere. One of "The Boy Friends" series.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, David Rollins
Call a Cop! (1931)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The boyfriends rush into action when the girlfriends think there's a burglar in the house.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Gertrude Messinger
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Mickey Daniels
...
Mary
...
Gertie
...
Alabam
David Rollins ...
Dave Smith
Harry Bernard ...
Coach Mulligan
Edit

Storyline

Gangsters kidnap the team's football coach in order to throw the game; Grady and Mickey try to win the game.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

two reeler | the boy friends | See All (2) »

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 December 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Boy Friends: The Kick-Off!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tenth episode in the Boy Friends 2-reel comedy series See more »

Connections

Followed by Love Pains (1932) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Go Ahead and Watch
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Kickoff is one of the Hal Roach Boy Friends series. The story is pretty standard: a football team is blackmailed to lose the game. However, two dimwits, Mickey and Grady, add comedy by ruining absolutely everything in sight. The gags have been done before and since such as the boys running the wrong way, getting hit easily, and generally playing horribly. Later, the team fights the crooks to save their coach. Thankfully, the Mickey and Grady have personality, and this makes the short entertaining despite the over-used plot and gags.

The problem is trying to find a copy of the film, and then getting one that is watchable. When will the series be formally released?


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?