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Blackball (2003)

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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Cast

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Ray
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Kerry
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Mutley
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Rick
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Bridget
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Alan the Pipe
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Giles Wilton
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Hugh The Sideburns
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Chairman Collins
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Bouncer Jonno
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Local News Reporter
Paul Bentall ...
Gate Guard (as Paul Bental)
Neil Conrich ...
Reporter Dave
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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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From the director of "Bean" comes a comedy you will bowl over! See more »

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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)  »

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National Lampoon's Blackball  »

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Box Office

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£376,233 (United Kingdom), 7 September 2003, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Johnny Vegas' is the only cast member who can actually play bowls and does not do so in the film. 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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Connections

Spoofs The Right Stuff (1983) See more »

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Stutter
Written by Frischman
Performed by Elastica
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One of the worst films I've ever seen!
28 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Run of the mill sports comedy film. You've seen the plot before a thousand times, mega talented but unruly sportsman gets a crack at the big-time and a dull rom-com love interest sub-plot fills the gaps. The film has no build up or background it's just, bang, straight into the story from the first shot which seemed very odd. The main character played by Paul Kay is arrogant and annoying when, as he is the underdog, he really he should be endearing, this distroys the whole point of the film. But my main gripe is that film simply isn't funny, I barely raised a chuckle throughout the entire film. The film is a complete turkey. Even the brilliant Jonny Vegas couldn't save it. Avoid.


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