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KickOff (2010)

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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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Elton
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Kingston
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Marco
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Floyd
Alexis Gregory ...
Benji
Stephen Hoo ...
Maddox
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Max (as Rikki Beadle-Blair)
Jai Rajani ...
Kane
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Alexandria
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Danny
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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 film is dedicated to Justin Fashanu, the first ever, and still the only, openly gay professional soccer/football player in British history. He was also the first black UK football player to command £1,000,000 for the sale of his contract from one club to another. Fashanu committed suicide in May 1998. See more »

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Benji: We are officially like boyfriends, right?
Floyd: I've been with ya nearly twelve hours now and you ain't got on me nerves yet. For me that's practically married.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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I'll Be Around
Written by Rikki Beadle Blair (as Rikki Beadle-Blair)
Performed and Produced by Rikki Beadle Blair (as Rikki Beadle-Blair) and Mark Hawkes
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Amateurish, flat, illogical film
24 February 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film was a disaster. I was expecting a campy gay version of Bend It Like Beckham. That would have had a lot of potential. But the actors in this film had no soccer skill at all. The soccer game itself was interrupted so many times, it was impossible to follow. Probably because of budget, they couldn't even field a full team, just five to a side! The plot made little sense, and the dialog was flat.

The only bright point was the excellent performance by the camp gay step dad played by writer Rikki Beadle-Blair. The movie might have been better if they focused on that relationship before the game day, and then cut most of the game itself.


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