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3 June 2011 (USA) See more »
Ten friends. One game. Two-hand touch.
A group of friends gather to play an annual game of touch football. | Add synopsis »
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Turkey Bowl: Football with Friends
 (From Tribeca Film. 12 July 2011, 10:00 AM, PDT)

Tribeca Film to Distribute Turkey Bowl
 (From ShockYa. 10 May 2011, 7:04 AM, PDT)

Tribeca Film Acquires Touch Football Comedy ‘Turkey Bowl’
 (From SoundOnSight. 9 May 2011, 7:26 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)
Morgan Beck ... Morgan
Adam Benic ... Adam

Kerry Bishé ... Kerry
Troy Buchanan ... Troy
Tom DiMenna ... Tom

Zeke Hawkins ... Zeke

Zoe Perry ... Zoe

Jon Schmidt ... Jon

Bob Turton ... Bob
Sergio Villarreal ... Sergio

Directed by
Kyle Smith 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kyle Smith 

Produced by
Stephen Paratore .... producer
Krystal Quinones .... co-producer
Kyle Smith .... producer
Cinematography by
Jeff Powers 
Film Editing by
Brian Wessel 
Makeup Department
Daniela Richardson .... key makeup artist
Sound Department
Ben Templin .... boom operator
Andrew Tracy .... sound editor
Canaan Triplett .... sound mixer
Sabi Tulok .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Chapman .... assistant camera (as Daniel Chapman)
Dan Chapman .... assistant camera
Patrick Wells .... still photographer
Editorial Department
William Adashek .... digital intermediate executive producer
Kevin Cannon .... colorist
Matthew Coleshill .... assistant editor
Music Department
Lauren Marie Mikus .... music supervisor
Other crew
Lindsey Bahr .... production assistant
John Berkowitz .... production assistant
Brendan Maghran .... production assistant

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A Different Kind of Sports Film, 11 October 2011
Author: ianlueck from United States

I caught this film at the 2011 Driftless Film Festival. Overall, I enjoyed it. It's not often you see a sports film that's focused solely on the game, and it's even less common to see a sports film based on amateurs, who have no ambitions of going pro. It's just a group of ten who play an annual game of touch football and try to have fun. There are flashes of conflict in the film, but the roots of that aren't explored a whole lot and the immediate conflicts are resolved fairly quickly. Mostly, it's just focused on the game itself, and that's pretty rare.

The cinematography is good in the sense that they vary the shots so the film doesn't get boring (which could've easily occurred). I liked the fairly natural method of acting that the performers utilized; they felt like real people anyone would know. And what makes the film engaging isn't necessarily the game itself, but the personalities of the characters, and their chemistry with each other as they make amusing comments throughout the film.

The main I'm rating this only a 7 is because the concept goes on a little longer than it needs to. After about 50 minutes, I was more or less satisfied. Still, it's worth checking out if you want a different kind of sports movie with a unique sense of humor.

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