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The Rack Pack (2016)

The story of the 1980s snooker rivalry between the flamboyant Alex Higgins and the methodical Steve Davis.

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Cast

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Himself (archive footage)
Alex Higgins ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Alex Higgins
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Steve Davis
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Barry Hearn
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Lynn Higgins
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Ted Lowe
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Jimmy White
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Oliver Reed
Daniel Fearn ...
Robbo
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Pete
Marc McCardie ...
Tony Knowles
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Dennis Taylor
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Cliff Thorburn
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Storyline

The story tells of the rivalry between Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins - whose natural talent and showmanship transformed the image of the traditional game and captivated audiences across the country - and Steve 'The Nugget' Davis, who under the guidance of manager Barry Hearn dominated the sport throughout the 80s and ushered in a new era of professionalism. Written by BBC Media Centre

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Two megastars, one sport and a fight for victory.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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17 January 2016 (UK)  »

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Dallas with Balls  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Alex Higgins actually really couldn't stand Davis and would always spread rumours about Davis to the other players. See more »

Goofs

Supposed to play in 1976 they play "Hit me with your rhythm stick" by Ian Dury and The Blockheads which was released late 1978. See more »

Quotes

Alex Higgins: Before me, it was just old farts taking it in turns to miss.
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Connections

References Blankety Blank (1979) See more »

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A Clearing
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Performed by Brian Eno
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Could've been good
17 January 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great idea for a story and was immediately interested but from when I first watched the trailer, I thought, why oh why do they hire English actors to play Ulstermen? Plenty of good Irish actors out there and Luke Treadaway just isn't up to it. Perhaps those with little Irish contact will not notice but it disappointed me from the start.

Apart from that it was quite entertaining and a glimpse into the start of snooker as we know it. I met Barry Hearn around 84 as a young kid. I wish I would've met Alex Higgins. Hope Alex is right and the miracle happens and Jimmy does finally become world champion!. I hope his daughter gets paid for this too. The film is about Alex and he's dead, she should get royalties


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