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The Penalty King (2006)

 |  Comedy  |  7 November 2006 (UK)
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Lee, a soccer player who descends into depression when he goes blind, is encouraged to take up the game again by a maverick American and the inspiration of Leeds Utd legend, Billy Bremner.

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Lee Vaughan
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Peter Lorimer ...
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Charlie Howard
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Gina Blackwell
Dave Mounfield ...
Derek the Manager
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Jim the Psycho Postman
Daniel Rabin ...
Jason Thompsett
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Maddie Vaughan
Frank Jarvis ...
Mr. McClintock
Des McAleer ...
Denis Cleghorn
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Shelley De Moussin
Tara Keatley ...
Daniella Funnell
Georgina Tasker ...
Sasha
David Earl ...
Tony Queen
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Lee, a soccer player who descends into depression when he goes blind, is encouraged to take up the game again by a maverick American and the inspiration of Leeds Utd legend, Billy Bremner.

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Penalty King
21 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to see this film at a special preview at Elland Road and what a treat. Chris Cook (The director) has used real life experience and his love of Leeds United to create a special low budget cult film. From the early stages you can see his dry sense of humour and slightly twisted view of the world is reflected brilliantly by the means of witty replies and humours profanity. Penalty King follows the life a Lee a die hard Leeds fan who has recently lost his sight to illness and works in a dead end job at the social services cleaning second hand disability equipment. Apart from watching his beloved Leeds all Lee would like to do again is "have a good dam kick about" some thing not possible since the loss of his sight, but with the help of Charlie his eccentric American colleague can Lee once again live the dream and become the penalty king?

A must see for all Leeds fans or anyone who has a passion for a football club, works in a dead end job, played Sunday morning football or just enjoys a film with wall to wall laughs

Be warned though if you are offended by strong profanity this film might not be for you


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