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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 (1976) See more »

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Performed by James
Written by Tim Booth (as Booth), Larry Gott (as Gott), Jim Glennie (as Glennie) and Brian Eno (as Eno)
Published by Blue Mountain Music/Opal Music
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Pretty good
29 November 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

People shouldn't take films like this so seriously. If you watch it in a lighthearted manner, it has some laughs & is very enjoyable. It's also got me fired up for my matches at the weekend already.

It wasn't hilarious or laugh a minute like Four Weddings, Notting Hill or Full Monty, but there's plenty of good talent amongst the cast.

This film was made for Britain, in the same way American Football or Baseball films are made for Americans. Rugby League is only played in 3 countries in the world, so you really need to follow the game to appreciate it.

Giant killings in sport do actually happen. Maybe they're not as commonplace as films like this make out, but I prefer this sort of film to those where what actually happened in history is ignored or the romanticised, happy ending, drivel that hollywood serves up.

8/10


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