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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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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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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

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

Paddy O'Flannagan: Now Johnny, I want you to close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and visualize yourself sitting in a beautiful field beside a quaint little stream. A lovely breeze blows over your face, and you feel safe and calm. Safe and calm. Safe and calm.
Jimmy: AAAH! A giant angry Jose shot out of the stream, dragged me out by the ears and dragged me under.
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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 »

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Remake of The Milky Way (1936) See more »

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God Save the Queen
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sung by The Alter Boys
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One of Orlando Bloom's better films!!
30 January 2005 | by Psylocke83See all my reviews

This is a sweet and charming comedy about the milk delivery man Jimmy Connally (played wonderfully by Orlando Bloom) who gets the chance to fight against the undefeated world championship holder Jose Mendez in a boxing ring in London.

I must admit I didn't have much hopes for the film, I like British comedies but the story seemed uninteresting to me, as I had only read a few (bad) summaries on the Net. I came across the trailer, and suddenly the film seemed exciting, and because I'm such a sucker for Orlando's pretty face, I got the film and I fell for it almost immediately!

This is without a doubt one of Orlando Bloom's better films. Comparing it to his other films, let's say Troy...Troy might have been a major Hollywood movie, with a famous cast, expensive sets and a huge budget, but as Hollywood destroyed the story, I suspect everyone got disappointed by it. Calcium Kid has no flashy film sets, no huge Hollywood Superstar names lining up on the posters, and not an especially big budget, but it only proves that everything mentioned above isn't needed to kick Hollywood's ass. :)

The cast of this film is great (with the exception of Billie Piper, who destroys every scene she's in), Orlando may be the big name, but the other actors shouldn't go unnoticed. Omid Djalili and David Kelly, especially, are doing terrific jobs!!

It's a wonderful film that makes you want to see it over and over again. Don't forget to check out the Deleted Scenes on the DVD!!!


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