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Blackball (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  5 September 2003 (UK)
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A rebellious young British bowls player teams with another older and more traditional player to take on the Australian bowls team.

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Storyline

Try as he might, the roguishly handsome Cliff Starkey, just can't keep out of trouble. In his sleepy home town on the English coast, nothing much inspires him...apart from bowls. Cliff has always preferred to play by his own rules much to the disapproval of the regimented, elderly bowls fraternity. Before long, the bay boy of bowls is turning the sedate and very English pastime upside down with hysterical results. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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5 September 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Blackball  »

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Opening Weekend:

£376,233 (UK) (5 September 2003)

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£733,179 (UK) (12 September 2003)
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Trivia

The bowling green used is actually in Torquay, where the film is mostly set. It is famous for being one of the few actually placed between a cultivated gardens behind it and the sea in front. See more »

Goofs

There is paper confetti all over the floor of the indoor bowling green for the England Vs Australia match, in the next shot there is none. See more »

Quotes

Cliff: Is it on the condom?
Trevor: IT IS ON THE CONDOM!
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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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A crying shame, why Johnny, WHY !
6 September 2003 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

Right, Im not going to bore you with the intricacies of this film, as there aren't any, you've got your basic formula for a cheap sports comedy:

Enter one washed out nobody, who happens to be the don of <insert sport> Said nobody gets big breakthrough, simultaneously falling in love with some random blonde. Said blonde happens to be arch rivals relation blah blah blah

That aside, this film has the staple cheap gags, and the occasional visual gag, but, it never lifts off, sure, it'll make you laugh, but at what cost!

If your a fan of Johnny Vegas, don't bother seeing this, he is wasted in this.

Overall, a boring comedy, with cheap laughs and a blonde or two.

2/10


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