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KickOff (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 2011 (UK)
In 5-man-a-side soccer, a newly formed gay team goes up against an established team with a deserved reputation for violence and a skittish first-time official, with more action off-field than on.

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Duncan MacInnes ...
Elton
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Kyle Treslove ...
Joey
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Kingston
Craig Storrod ...
Marco
Nathan Clough ...
Floyd
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Benji
Stephen Hoo ...
Maddox
Rikki Beadle Blair ...
Max (as Rikki Beadle-Blair)
Jai Rajani ...
Kane
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Alexandria
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Danny
Jack Shalloo ...
Jensen
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What happens when the hardest team in the Sunday Soccer league comes up against a gay team (pun intended) and finds they've finally met their match? Watch and wince as fledgling referee Elton Glixton struggles to control this testosterone tsunami as rude-boy meets bum-boy in this outrageous new comedy set in the crazy gung-ho world of 5-a-side footie. Written by Rikki Beadle -Blair

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The entire film takes place on, or right next to, one football pitch (soccer field). See more »

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Fitz: What're you lookin' at me for?
Adam: I'm not lookin' at you. I got a lazy eye.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Come on Over
Written by Rikki Beadle Blair (as Rikki Beadle-Blair) and Mark Hawkes
Performed and Produced by Rikki Beadle Blair (as Rikki Beadle-Blair) and Mark Hawkes
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Enjoyed the cartoon nature of most of the characters
8 May 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, mainly because of the cartoon nature of most of the characters. The story, although it centres around a 5-a-side football game, is mainly around the characters playing - all of them caricatures, outrageously camp / butch / etc. That's why I found the film so funny.

If, however, you are expecting it to be a film about football then you'll be disappointed. Indeed the game starts and stops so many times that anyone trying to follow the match itself will be frustrated. Think of this football match as some sort of common thread which joins up each of the characters.

Ricky Beadle-Blair himself is a riot and I agree with another reviewer that he should have been a central character in the film. He must do a film in which he stars and is in nearly every scene. He's as good on-screen as he is producing / writing. etc. Let's have an "All about RBB" movie!!

I bought the DVD and, having watched it once, I will definitely be watching it again from time to time (unlike most of my other bought DVDs).


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