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The Calcium Kid (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  30 April 2004 (UK)
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Following a bizarre series of events, Jimmy, a local amateur boxer, finds himself pitted in a match against the world champion.

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Storyline

Jimmy Connelly, an English bachelor milkman, 'accidentally' knocks down his boxing club's champion as a stand-in sparring partner. The champ was scheduled for a title fight against the reigning, American world champion, so the sleazy manager decides to substitute him with Jimmy, who is now groomed for stardom. Naive Jimmy does everything the crook says, only to be blamed when it all explodes in their faces big time. Will he keep taking it or stand his ground before his whole career and private life are ruined? Written by KGF Vissers

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champion | fight | boxing | boxer | milkman | See All (45) »

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He doesn't just beat his opponents... He creams them. See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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30 April 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A kalcium kölyök  »

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Trivia

Jamie Gambell:  when Stan is fighting with various people in the bar, the guy that he wrestles with on the pool table is the second boom operator. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian Gore-Brown: How long have you been involved in the sport of pugilism, Mr. Bush?
Herbie Bush: I'm sorry. There must be some kind of mistake. I'm in the boxing game.
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Crazy Credits

The Producer acknowledges that the behavior of the character "Jimmy Connelly" in the Film does not reflect the health and safety procedures of Express Dairies See more »

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Remake of The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) See more »

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not my style
2 January 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed by this film. Consindering that it was from 2003 I don't understand why a star like bloom would ever agree to such a script. Maybe it was the directors fault but I really didn't like the acting, and I've seen what bloom can do "kingdom of heaven" and this was nothing.

The story was lacking, the acting not very convincing and I really did not feel for this film. Bought it, and probably wont see it again unless I got serious hangovers and already have seen all the good stuff.

Orlando was very childes and the performance didn't look whole hearted. Some of the supporting acting was okay.


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