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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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Ray
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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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Gate Guard (as Paul Bental)
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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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Feel The Passion Of The Balls. 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)  »

Also Known As:

National Lampoon's Blackball  »

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$546,057 (Europe) (5 September 2003)
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Trivia

The "supercar" that Cliff and pals test out is the TVR Tuscan. See more »

Goofs

During the England v. Australia match, most of the flags shown (including the graphics behind the "computer" head-shots) are Union Flags - the flag of the United Kingdom - and not St George Crosses - the flag of England. 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 »

Soundtracks

Lazy Sunday
Written by Steve Marriott (as Marriott) and Ronnie Lane (as Lane)
Performed by The Libertines
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One of the worst films I've ever seen!
28 May 2005 | by (London, England) – 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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