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The Match (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 13 August 1999 (UK)
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Two Scottish pub football teams play each other in order to resolve a century-old grudge, with the prize for the winning team being the other team's pub.

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Wullie Smith
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Sheila Bailey
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Billy Bailey
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Rosemary Bailey
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Gorgeous Gus
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Scrapper
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Big Tam
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Piss-Off
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Tommy
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Danny Van Boy
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Carol McGhee
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Dingus
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Patsy (as Sam Fox)
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The Match is a contemporary romantic comedy, set in the idyllic Highland village of Inverdoune. Wullie Smith, still carrying the physical and emotional scars of the childhood death of his younger brother, is the village milkman. A young man whose potential is concealed his gently diffident exterior, Wullie is locally known for his remarkable T.F.R. (Total Football Recall) and for his not-very-secret love for Rosemary Bailey, the breathtaking daughter of Bill Bailey, a local farmer with a curious affection for his cows. Rosemary has returned briefly to her home with a college degree before she leaves again to pursue a career in the big city. The single-street village has only two pubs - the ramshackle delights of Benny's Bar, spiritual home of its charmingly eccentric clientele and the sterile modernity of Le Bistro, owned by former professional footballer and preening narcissist, George Gus. But Benny's Bar may soon be lost forever. A bet made to settle a feud between the original ... Written by Anonymous

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It's a game of two pubs!

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »
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13 August 1999 (UK)  »

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the bar scene took 5 takes. See more »

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When Wullie is about to take the penalty shot, the sky goes from sunny to completely overcast between scenes. See more »

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References Fistful of Dollars (1964) See more »

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Written by Hank B. Marvin (ds Hank Marvin), Jet Harris, Bruce Welch
Performed by The Shadows
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Great British talent
27 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am reviewing this film as an ex pat actor from the UK watching it for the first time in Australia.

Initially I thought Max Beesley had a look of Ewan Mcgregar.

His performance is shows that he his equally talented. The selection of cast and music is a typically British gem. I personally love this style of raw talent. Putting Alan Shearer and Sam Fox into the cast is bizarre but work so well.

Pierce Brosnan you are a star. I love your acting and now I am a fan of your producing.

andy@andy-croft.com


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