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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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Jose Mendez
Julian Zapata ...
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Alejandro Ramirez ...
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Milton Hernandez ...
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Alberto Ramon ...
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Hector Trujillo ...
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John Correa ...
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Janier Morales Drado ...
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Wilson Cretaro da Luz Jr. ...
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John Joyce ...
Jon Wright
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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30 April 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A kalcium kölyök  »

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Box Office

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£61,415 (United Kingdom), 2 May 2004, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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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

Jimmy: [alone under the bedcover] Say my name. Mm. Yeah, baby, yeah. Yeah...
Sebastian Gore-Brown: [clears throat] Jimmy?
[Jimmy looks up from underneath the cover]
Sebastian Gore-Brown: Morning. Um, we're the documentary team. We'll be filming you 24 hours a day in the run-up to the fight.
Jimmy: Of course, the fight. Who would have thought it? Jimmy Connelly fighting Jose Mendez for the championship belt.
Sebastian Gore-Brown: So, tell us, how does Jimmy Connelly start his day?
Jimmy: Umm... Well, as you probably noticed... I normally start off in the morning with a set of fifty ...
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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 Kid from Brooklyn (1946) See more »

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Pubrucaz
(Hanif / Mangat)
Performed by Dead Relative
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd
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Not at all bad!!!
4 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I must first admit to being a big Orlando Bloom fan, yes, for the looks not the acting, and was looking forward to this film. I was not disappointed. The story of Jimmy(Bloom) an amateur boxer being put up against Jose Mendez, world champion, is set in the style of a mocumentary. Billie Piper's long awaited film debut, though not a supporting role, could have had a bit more depth. Even so the film is simple and very cute. There are a few humorous moments and all in all I have to say i enjoyed this movie. Bloom's woodenness in other films is disguised by the fact he is playing a slightly dim character in this movie and even though this is not a brilliant film, I did make me smile!!


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