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Bend It Like Beckham ()


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The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

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Jess
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Jules
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Joe
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Mr. Bhamra
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Pinky Bhamra
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Mel
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Alan Paxton
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Paula Paxton
Shaheen Khan ...
Mrs. Bhamra
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Tony
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Meena (as Poojah Shah)
Paven Virk ...
Bubbly
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Monica
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Taz
Saraj Chaudhry ...
Sonny (as Saraj Chaudry)
Imran Ali ...
Gary
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Teetu
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Teetu's Mum
Ash Varrez ...
Teetu's Dad
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Elderly Aunt
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Polly
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Biji (as Zohra Segal)
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Nairobi Grandson (as Ahsen Bhatti)
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Video Man
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Wedding Guest
Jenni Birch ...
Hounslow Harrier
Olivia Schofield ...
Hounslow Harrier (as Olivia Scholfield)
Natasha Lee ...
Hounslow Harrier
Louise Walker ...
Hounslow Harrier
Danielle Richards ...
Hounslow Harrier
Suzanna Keeka ...
Hounslow Harrier
Tanya Beverly ...
Hounslow Harrier
Sally Kirkbride ...
Hounslow Harrier
Maki Okumurakami ...
Hounslow Harrier
Nav Bopari ...
Hounslow Harrier
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself
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Himself (voice)
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Simon Clifford ...
Cup Final Referee (uncredited)
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Uncle Raj (uncredited)
Ray Donn ...
Man at Airport (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Andy Harmer ...
David Beckham (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Gill Penny ...
Victoria Beckham (uncredited)
Bill Ridealgh ...
Man at Airport (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Gurinder Chadha

Written by

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Gurinder Chadha ... (written by) &
Guljit Bindra ... (written by) &
Paul Mayeda Berges ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Mayeda Berges ... associate producer
Gurinder Chadha ... producer
Ulrich Felsberg ... executive producer
Russel Fischer ... executive producer
Simon Franks ... executive producer
Zygi Kamasa ... executive producer
Deepak Nayar ... producer
Paul Ritchie ... line producer
Haneet Vaswani ... executive producer
Barbara von Wrangell ... line producer: Germany (as Barbara Von Wrangell)

Music by

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Craig Pruess

Cinematography by

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Jong Lin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Justin Krish

Editorial Department

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Carlos Domeque ... assistant editor
Karin C. Müller ... post-production: Road Movies (as Karin C. Mueller)
John Scott ... post-production assistant
Chuck Winston ... color timer
Aaron Coot ... dailies operator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Carrie Hilton
Liora Reich

Production Design by

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Nick Ellis

Art Direction by

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Mark Scruton

Set Decoration by

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Sara Neighbour ... (as 'Cheeky' Sara Neighbour)

Costume Design by

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Ralph Wheeler-Holes ... (as Ralph Holes)

Makeup Department

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Sarah Astley ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tal Botzer ... assistant hair stylist: Germany / assistant makeup artist: Germany
Emma Cowen ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Julie Kendrick ... daily hair stylist / daily makeup artist
Lucky ... henna and nail artist
Rita Patel ... daily hair stylist / daily makeup artist
Paula Price ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Sara Tuohey ... makeup trainee
Julie Van Praag ... hair stylist supervisor / makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Claudia Blümel ... production manager: Germany (as Claudia Bluemel)
Sandra Shuttleworth ... production manager
Claudia Sumner ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Paul Mayeda Berges ... second unit director
Phil Booth ... second assistant director
Gundula Dietrich ... second assistant director: Germany
Fiona Gosden ... additional third assistant director (as Fiona Godsen)
Guy Heeley ... first assistant director
Oliver Kester ... third assistant director: Germany
Vicky Marks ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Ian Bee ... carpenter (as Ian 'Buzz' Bee)
Sarah Bicknell ... assistant art director (as Sarah Stuart)
Lee Bryant ... additional stand-by props
Jaswinder Bushell ... art department consultant
Jay Butcher ... carpenter
Phil Clarke ... art department assistant
Lisa Collins ... painter
Nina Cowan-Russell ... assistant props buyer (as Nina Russell-Cowan)
John Drury ... carpenter
Lizzie Hagan ... junior buyer
Andrew Hall ... painter (as Andrew 'Hally' Hall)
Russell Hanson ... dressing props
Nick Holmes ... scenic artist
Henry Jones ... chargehand carpenter
Dave Kibble ... storeman
Thorwald Kiefel-Kuhls ... set decorator: Germany
Nigel Kirk ... lead painter
Ray McNeill ... property master
Jono Moles ... construction manager
Lucy Moles ... construction buyer
Tom O'Donnell ... graphic designer (as Tom O'Donell)
Barnaby Papworth ... carpenter
Clive Pickard ... stand-by props
Greg Smith ... additional stand-by props
Jonathan Watts ... stagehand
Ashley Winter ... stand-by art director
Ruth Wynne ... additional stand-by props
Stuart Headley-Read ... stand-by props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Tim Boggs ... adr supervisor
Bryan Bowen ... supervising sound editor
Michael Broomberg ... foley artist
Susan Cahill ... digital assistant
Gary Coppola ... re-recording mixer (as Gary J. Coppola) / supervising sound editor: Fox Searchlight Version
Lisle Engle ... sound effects editor
Alan Freedman ... adr mixer: US
Jamie Gambell ... second boom operator
Robert Getty ... dialogue editor
John Hayes ... production sound mixer
Dan Johnson ... adr recordist: UK (as Daniel Johnson)
Craig Jurkiewicz ... foley editor
Daryl Lathrop ... foley assistant
Aaron Levy ... stage recordist
Diane Marshall ... foley artist (as Sissa Diane Marshall)
David Melhase ... dialogue editor
Michael Mullane ... sound effects editor
Preston Oliver ... adr recordist: US
Bryan Pennington ... consultant: Dolby
Rudy Pi ... re-recording mixer
Paul Schwartz ... boom operator
Alec St. John ... assistant sound editor (as Alec St John)
Graeme Stoten ... adr mixer: UK (as Graham Stoten)
Lucy Sustar ... foley mixer
James Wright ... consultant: Dolby
Chris Elam ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Tim Maxwell ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

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Minky Billups ... lead digital artist
Scott Billups ... visual effects supervisor
Chris Buchakjian ... digital artist
Tim Cutt ... digital artist
Josh Levine ... digital artist
Brian Allan ... optical camera (uncredited)
Mark Edwards ... visual effects producer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jim Bishop ... focus puller
Lou Bogue ... gaffer
Neil Brown ... additional focus puller
Ben Chads ... additional focus puller
Philip Coleman ... additional grip
Chris Connatty ... clapper loader
John Cridlin ... additional focus puller
Sara Deane ... camera trainee
Rupert Goldbeck ... camera trainee: Germany
Matthew Hale ... additional focus puller
Star Hart ... camera trainee (as Star)
Tony Hennessey ... stand-by rigger (as Tony Hennessy)
Finch Judges ... camera trainee
Mary Kyte ... additional camera operator
Callum Milne ... electrician
Jamie Monks ... additional grip
Phil Mullally ... additional focus puller
Peter Myslowski ... grip
Joel O'Sullivan ... stills assistant
Charlie Palmer ... additional camera operator (as Charles Palmer)
Christine Parry ... still photographer
Ralph Ramsden ... additional focus puller
Gary Romaine ... additional grip
Martin Stephens ... additional camera operator
Pat Sweeney ... best boy
David Taylor ... electrician
Simon Ward ... additional grip (as Simon Wards)
Peter Wignall ... camera operator (as Peter Wignal) / steadicam operator (as Peter Wignal)
Terry Williams ... additional grip (as Terry William)
Jonathan Yates ... generator operator
Jamie Monks ... key grip (uncredited)
Niki Roberton ... camera trainee (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Carole Ruggier ... adr casting: USA
Stephen Moore ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Johnathon de Domenico ... costume supervisor (as Johnathon De Domenico)
Samantha Green ... costume trainee
Rebecca Townsend ... costume assistant
Eva Vellmer ... costume trainee: Germany

Location Management

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Andrew Cooke ... location manager
Alison Skinner ... location assistant
Karin Werbeer ... location manager: Germany (as Karin Verbeek)
Lucy Williams ... additional location manager

Music Department

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Liz Gallacher ... music supervisor
Malkith Singh ... music performer: "Jind Mahi" (as Malkit Singh)

Transportation Department

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Kevin Canty ... driver: bus
David Gwyther ... unit driver (as Dave Gwyther)
Ben Hibbert ... driver: American trailer
Charles Jaffrey ... unit driver
Vidya Krishnamurthy ... runner driver
Darren Mackie ... runner driver
Ian McLoughlin ... driver: camera truck
Mark O'Hanlan ... dining bus driver
David Taylor ... driver

Other crew

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Reno Antoniades ... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Joanna Ashton-Jones ... development executive: Road Movies
Jamie Atkins ... assistant chef
Denise Booth ... sales manager: Road Movies
Victoria Chambers-Pike ... script supervisor
Philip Clark ... scout
Simon Clifford ... football coach / football coordinator
Lauren Cox ... assistant to producer
Charlotte Craib ... production runner
Jeremy Crane ... production runner
Josh Davies ... assistant production coordinator
Laurie Dodsworth ... post-production accountant
Susan Dretzka ... production coordinator
Steve Dyke ... assistant chef
Christin Freitas ... extras wrangler: Germany
Frank Graf ... head of business affairs: Road Movies / head of finance: Road Movies
Dewi Grobecker ... floor runner: Germany
Uwe Grobecker ... accounting: KSG, Germany
Claudia Hallemann ... production coordinator: Germany
Christian Hilgers ... runner: Germany / trainee: Germany
Simon Hill ... assistant accountant
Lisa Inman ... trainee: FT2
Clyde Lane ... chef
Richard Lever ... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Hailon Li ... assistant: Ulrich Felsberg, Road Movies
Raj Malde ... post-production accountant (as Raju Malde)
Daniel Manea ... runner: Germany / trainee: Germany
Paul Mason ... floor runner
Christian Meinecke ... runner: Germany / trainee: Germany
Karin C. Müller ... legal administrator: Road Movies (as Karin C. Mueller)
Louise O'Malley ... production accountant
Arthur Oleszczuk ... extras wrangler: Germany (as Arthur Meinert)
Volker Otte ... funding manager: Road Movies / legal affairs: Road Movies
Rainer Pyls ... accountant: Road Movies
Bill Ridealgh ... nurse (as Bill 'The Pill' Ridealgh)
Christopher Scharf ... floor runner: Germany
Ute Schneider ... head of development: Road Movies
Eve Swannell ... production secretary
Jesse Acton Thompson ... floor runner (as Jesse Acton-Thompson)
Eva Tuecking ... extras wrangler: Germany
Kai-Peter Uhlig ... legal services: Road Movies
Sven Weingand ... runner: Germany / trainee: Germany
Joshua Finn ... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Alnoor Merchant ... website design (uncredited)
Laurence Parker ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Heidi Philipsen ... production intern (uncredited)
Jona Wirbeleit ... project assistant: Road Movies (uncredited)

Thanks

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Thomas Augsberger ... additional thanks
Mr. Bakshi ... additional thanks: Bakshi Catering Co.
David Beckham ... special thanks
Victoria Beckham ... special thanks
Manjeet Bedi ... additional thanks
Sudha Bhuchar ... special thanks
Bajinder Bindra ... special thanks
Mrs. Tarlochau Singh Bindra ... special thanks
Tarlochau Singh Bindra ... special thanks (as Mr. Tarlochau Singh Bindra)
Karsten Brünig ... additional thanks (as Karsten Bruenig)
Ezme Bushell ... special thanks
Balwant Kaur Chadha ... additional thanks (as Mrs. Balwant Kaur Chadha) / special thanks (as Mrs. Balwant Kaur Chadha)
Sardar Bhajan Singh Chadha ... dedicatee: dear dad (as Bhajan Singh Chadha)
Sheran Chadha ... special thanks
Satyendar Pal Chaudhry ... additional thanks
Martino Chevannes ... additional thanks
Ajay Chhabra ... special thanks
Kulwant Singh Chowdhary ... special thanks (as Mr. Kulwant Singh Chowdhary)
Mrs. Kulwant Singh Chowdhary ... special thanks
Chris Craib ... additional thanks
Amerjit Deu ... special thanks
Pierre Du Plessis ... special thanks
Matthias Emcke ... additional thanks
Pat Farmer ... additional thanks
Anthony Farthing ... additional thanks
Mia Hamm ... special thanks
Mandy Hayes ... additional thanks
Vince Holden ... special thanks
Hamish Hunter ... additional thanks
Piers Jackson ... additional thanks
Ayub Kahn ... additional thanks: Oriental Star Agency (as Mr. Ayub Kahn)
Milica Kastner ... additional thanks
Marisa Knightley ... additional thanks
Tim Levy ... special thanks
Harvir Mahajan ... special thanks
Kaval Mahajan ... special thanks
Mrs. Satpal Kaur Mahajan ... special thanks
Tripat Mahajan ... special thanks
Sirish Malde ... special thanks
Tarlochan Singh Mangat ... special thanks
Nick Manzi ... additional thanks
Cameron McCracken ... special thanks
Nathaniel McNeil ... additional thanks
Mrs. Tajwant Singh Mohindru ... special thanks
Tajwant Singh Mohindru ... special thanks (as Mr. Tajwant Singh Mohindru)
Mary Nayar ... additional thanks
Ryan Noto ... additional thanks
Bharti Padharia ... additional thanks
Sita Pall ... additional thanks
Caroline Peacock ... additional thanks: Adidas UK
Simon Perry ... special thanks
Bill Perryman ... additional thanks: Yeading Football Club
Nancy Ross ... additional thanks
Parminder Sekhon ... special thanks
Amerjit Sidhu ... additional thanks
Chandru Vaswani ... additional thanks
Kiran Vaswani ... additional thanks
Kara Walters ... additional thanks
Matthew Waters ... additional thanks
Hugh Whittaker ... additional thanks
Peter Wicks ... additional thanks
John Woodward ... special thanks
Kurt Woolner ... additional thanks
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Plot Summary

A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Kick It Like Beckham (Germany)
  • Joue-la comme Beckham (France)
  • Quiero ser como Beckham (Spain)
  • Csavard be, mint Beckham (Hungary)
  • Bedre end Beckham (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Box Office

Budget GBP3,500,159 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP2,001,795, 14 Apr 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $76,583,333

Did You Know?

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Trivia Parminder Nagra was worried that the scar on her leg would prevent her from getting the role of Jess. Instead, the scar, and the story behind it, were worked into the script. See more »
Goofs When Jess takes the free kick at the end of the match the goalkeeper positions the wall then stands on the wrong side of the goal behind the wall making it easier for Jess to score. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Goodness Ungracious Me! (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Elevation See more »
Crazy Credits The closing credits feature cast and crew singing "Hot Hot Hot", with many of the lyrics in Punjabi. One group can be seen holding a "cheat sheet" index card, presumably with the lyrics on. See more »
Quotes Wedding Guest: Lesbian? Her birthday's in March. I thought she was a Pisces.
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