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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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Based on a stage play "Up 'n' Under" first performed by the Hull Truck Theatre Company in 1984. 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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Written by Tim Booth (as Booth), Larry Gott (as Gott), Jim Glennie (as Glennie) and Brian Eno (as Eno)
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Typical underdog sport-movie with some good characters.
2 September 2005 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Up 'n' Under" is a typical British movie. It isn't really a comedy with ha-ha moments but it's a comedy with a nice warm feeling and it's a simple feel good movie.

However "Up 'n' Under" certainly isn't a very good or memorable movie. The story is quite simple and to be frank, there isn't very much happening. Of course the movie its story is also awfully predictable. I don't think that the ending is a surprise to anyone and the movie is similar to many other sport underdog movies. So you can say that this is a movie that adds little to nothing to the genre.

The biggest strength of the movie is in its character and that perhaps is the only element of the movie that still makes this movie a watchable one. The characters feel warm and somewhat realistic and really are the heart of the movie. It's believable that these guys in the movie are friends for years. The actors really aren't the best ever but they are believable in their roles, so they did their job.

You're way better of watching a different underdog-sport-movie but when you decide to still watch this movie you'll be fairly entertained by it. It isn't really a boring or very bad movie, it's just a movie that isn't terribly original or new.

5/10

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