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Grand Slam (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  February 1978 (UK)
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A group of Welsh rugby fans descend on Paris for the final game of the season.

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Credited cast:
Windsor Davies ...
Mog Jones
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Caradog Lloyd-Evans
Dewi Morris ...
Glyn Lloyd-Evans
Sion Probert ...
Maldwyn Pugh
Sharon Morgan ...
Odette
Marika Rivera ...
Madame
Dillwyn Owen ...
Will Posh
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A group of Welsh rugby fans go over to see Wales play France in the final match of the Six Nations rugby tournament. Caradog Evans goes there also to seek an old flame from his wartime combat in the 1940s. His son, finds a love in Paris too. Written by Reece Lloyd

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The film was first shown on 17 March 1978, with filming taking place a year earlier. The dialogue in the film was heavily ad-libbed by the cast around a rough outline by the writer and director. The ending was originally planned with Wales winning. When they lost the game the ending was hastily revised, with additional dialogue pick-up shots in the stands of the Cardiff Arms Park. The filming took place in the following order: The village streets (hearse); Training Plane (Rhoose Airport); Paris exteriors; All Paris interiors (BBC Club, Newport Road, Cardiff) The original 1977 members of the Welsh and French RFC teams can be seen in this film on the filed and off, including Gareth Edwards, JPR Williams, Phil Bennett and others. See more »

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Maldwyn Pugh: [sings] I'm here, I'm there, I'm everywhere, so beware!
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1 October 2004 | by (South Wales) – See all my reviews

I disagree with the comments that only Welsh people will enjoy Grand Slam. I traveled Australia last year and was very shocked to learn that it was quite popular there also. Perhaps it's a rugby thing. I have also showed it to some English and American friends (who have no concept of Welshness) and they enjoyed it also.

It has everything you could possibly want. A solid storyline, great humour, drama (on occasion), great comics, attractive women and a Hollywood (Oscar winner) legend in Hugh Griffith.

If you get a chance to see this (no matter where you live), see it. It'll make you want to have a weekend in Paris with your drinking buddies at the least.


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