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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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Sandra Reeves
Peter Lorimer ...
Leeds United Fan
Patrick Micallef ...
Charlie Howard
Jane Peachey ...
Gina Blackwell
Dave Mounfield ...
Derek the Manager
Duncan Henderson ...
Jim the Psycho Postman
Daniel Rabin ...
Jason Thompsett
Samantha Beckinsale ...
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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Gina Blackwell: How come my conscience is telling me to do one thing but my body is telling me to do another?
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Penalty King
20 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Penalty King tells the story of Lee who is a blind football fan, and his friend Charlie and how he gets Lee to love the Beautiful game again! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the Penalty King, as usually a film about football would not be my first choice, but I think this film would appeal to football fans and non fans, as it is a strong character driven piece with a great, and very humorous in places script.

Though the film is of a lower budget, it has a high quality feel to it,by using lots of shooting locations,past Leeds games footage, and a good use of soundtrack.

Overall I found the Penalty King to be a funny uplifting movie, which is made more enjoyable by the buddy relationship between the central characters Lee and Charlie.


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