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Up 'n' Under (1998)

The Cobblers Arms have been the best and most feared Amateur Rugby League team for the past ten years. Ex-pro Arthur bets their boss that he could train a bunch of deadbeats to defeat them ... See full summary »

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The Cobblers Arms have been the best and most feared Amateur Rugby League team for the past ten years. Ex-pro Arthur bets their boss that he could train a bunch of deadbeats to defeat them in a local rugby sevens tournament. But to do so he must first get them into shape with the help of the very attractive Hazel Scott. Written by John M Doyle

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She's got eight weeks to squeeze a winning team out of six lemons... See more »

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23 January 1998 (UK)  »

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Up and Under  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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£663,157 (UK) (23 January 1998)
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The phrase "up 'n' under" (a catchphrase of real-life rugby commentator Eddie Waring) is a term used in rugby. An "up 'n' under" is a high kick angled so that the catcher, while looking skyward at the descending ball, receives at the same time as the ball, one or more chasing players travelling at speed, into his abdomen. The intention is to dislodge the ball, or even persuade the catcher to not bother making the catch. See more »

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This film is dedicated to the memory of 'Brian Glover' (Jack) 1934-1997. See more »

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References Rocky II (1979) See more »

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Performed by Lighthouse Family
Written by Paul Tucker (as Tucker) and Tunde Baiyewu (as Baiyewu)
Published by Polygram Music Publishing
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
By kind permission of Polygram Commercial Marketing Division
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The Best of Godber
14 September 2004 | by (East yorkshire) – See all my reviews

This film based on John Godber's stage play actually was written long before Brassed Off & The Full Monty

Set in Hull & with some good on location scenes that resemble Hull even if they are not

Some good casting even tho' they are obviously not from Hull, at least there were no put on accents

The acting was of a good quality & John Godber's sense of humour was very obvious.

A good adaption from the very successful stage play first seen at the Hull Truck Theatre.

A definitely worth watching film


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