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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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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

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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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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

Herbie Bush: An'... you know what... what
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Herbie Bush: these Yanks can be. And maybe you can put a bleep over 'pricks' bit.
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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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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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We Took Pelham
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Performed by Deadly Avenger
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Even if you don't like boxing, you'll love this movie
6 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

So far, this is my vote for the Feel Good Movie of the Year. It the whimsical story about an amateur (record: 0-0-0) boxer, played by Orlando Bloom, going up against the World Champion, played by Micheal Pena.

The movie is shot in a pseudo-documentary style, so you really get to know the characters personally. There are quite a few laugh out loud parts, and the story goes along pretty well. The filmmakers used some standard movie "cliches" and stock characters, but they used them quite effectively.

Orlando's character, The Calcium Kid, is very endearing. You just want to hug him and pinch his cheeks through the whole movie! xoxo The cast meshed really well.

Even if you don't like boxing, you'll love this movie. Boxing is just the subtheme for a cute British comedy with a few real feel good moments.

**** for me!


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