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The Calcium Kid (2004)

R | | Comedy | 30 April 2004 (UK)
Following a bizarre series of events, Jimmy, a local amateur boxer, finds himself pitted in a match against the world champion.

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Alex De Rakoff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Heap ... Sebastian Gore-Brown
Michael Lerner ... Artie Cohen
Michael Peña ... Jose Mendez
Julian Zapata Julian Zapata ... Jose's Entourage
Alejandro Ramirez Alejandro Ramirez ... Jose's Entourage
Milton Hernandez Milton Hernandez ... Jose's Entourage
Alberto Ramon Alberto Ramon ... Jose's Entourage
Hector Trujillo Hector Trujillo ... Jose's Entourage
John Correa John Correa ... Jose's Entourage
Janier Morales Drado Janier Morales Drado ... Jose's Entourage
Wilson Cretaro da Luz Jr. Wilson Cretaro da Luz Jr. ... Jose's Entourage (as Wilson Cretaro da Luz Jnr)
Tamer Hassan ... Pete Wright
Omid Djalili ... Herbie Bush
John Joyce John Joyce ... Jon Wright
Cathy Dunning Cathy Dunning ... Jeanne Wright
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Storyline

Jimmy Connelly, an English bachelor milkman, 'accidentally' knocks down his boxing club's champion as a stand-in sparring partner. The champ was scheduled for a title fight against the reigning, American world champion, so the sleazy manager decides to substitute him with Jimmy, who is now groomed for stardom. Naive Jimmy does everything the crook says, only to be blamed when it all explodes in their faces big time. Will he keep taking it or stand his ground before his whole career and private life are ruined? Written by KGF Vissers

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It takes a lotta bottle to be the champ See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A kalcium kölyök See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£61,415 (United Kingdom), 2 May 2004, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jamie Gambell: when Stan is fighting with various people in the bar, the guy that he wrestles with on the pool table is the second boom operator. See more »

Quotes

Herbie Bush: Leonard! Tell him what you're gonna do to him if he doesnt fight Mendez.
Leonard: Something painful, gov.
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Crazy Credits

The Producer acknowledges that the behavior of the character "Jimmy Connelly" in the Film does not reflect the health and safety procedures of Express Dairies See more »

Connections

Remake of The Kid from Brooklyn (1946) See more »

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Eyes Wide Open
(Wolff / Dean / Lewis)
Performed by Shaznay Lewis
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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A wonderful view into the many facets of Orlando
9 September 2004 | by tvance-1See all my reviews

In a era of 'reality TV' this low budget 'mockumentary' is a diamond in the rough, the storyline has heart but also manages to be one of the most amusing films I've seen in some time. It's a great movie about overcoming your fears and beating the odds, and it accomplishes this with laughter all the way which is a precious commodity this day and age. I find that I am Very anxious to add this movie to my collection, as soon as it's available in the States that is. :-) As a huge fan of Orlando's it was gratifying to see him turn in ANOTHER wonderful performance but it was truly great to see his sillier side come into play and I'm glad someone finally tapped into the comic talent his true fans know he possesses. Orlando's many fans in America will be blessed when this DVD is made available to us, and unfortunately for the guys, he will steal even more hearts so you can all just stop your crying now!


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