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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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He doesn't just beat his opponents... He creams them. See more »

Genres:

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$109,202
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The DVD deleted scenes explains the skinheads disappearance from the movie after stalking Jimmy for a while. They stop following Jimmy after seeing the tabloids coverage of a strange tour of his to a hospital in order to gain sympathy from his fans. The tour turns into a series of problematic incidents where Jimmy and his entourage meet Jose Mendez amusing sick kids who don't want the calcium kid presence, which makes them move to the maternity sector where a black pregnant woman goes into labor work after playing fight with the boxer. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian Gore-Brown: Is there... is there a problem, Mr Cohen?
Artie Cohen: A problem? Well, my definition of a problem is a trivial annoyance easily overcome with quickness of thought. No, this is a situation.
Sebastian Gore-Brown: And... and and what exactly is-is your-your definition of a-a situation?
Artie Cohen: Two limey fuck filmmakers hanging from their skinny pricks over an eighth floor balcony, for shooting unauthorized footage of an Artie Cohen fighter. THIS! THIS IS MY DEFINITION OF A SITUATION!
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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

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

We Took Pelham
(Conti)
Performed by Deadly Avenger
Courtesy of Illicit Recordings Ltd
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Even if you don't like boxing, you'll love this movie
6 December 2004 | by proficySee all my reviews

So far, this is my vote for the Feel Good Movie of the Year. It the whimsical story about an amateur (record: 0-0-0) boxer, played by Orlando Bloom, going up against the World Champion, played by Micheal Pena.

The movie is shot in a pseudo-documentary style, so you really get to know the characters personally. There are quite a few laugh out loud parts, and the story goes along pretty well. The filmmakers used some standard movie "cliches" and stock characters, but they used them quite effectively.

Orlando's character, The Calcium Kid, is very endearing. You just want to hug him and pinch his cheeks through the whole movie! xoxo The cast meshed really well.

Even if you don't like boxing, you'll love this movie. Boxing is just the subtheme for a cute British comedy with a few real feel good moments.

**** for me!


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