Try as he might, the roguishly handsome Cliff Starkey, just can't keep out of trouble. In his sleepy home town on the English coast, nothing much inspires him...apart from bowls. Cliff has always preferred to play by his own rules much to the disapproval of the regimented, elderly bowls fraternity. Before long, the bay boy of bowls is turning the sedate and very English pastime upside down with hysterical results.Written by
The tagline "At last a sportsman the British can be proud of..." is actually written "aT last a spOrtSman the britiSh can bE pRoud of..." the capitalized letters spelling the word 'Tosser' which is a word frequently used in the film. See more »
During the England v. Australia match, most of the flags shown (including the graphics behind the "computer" head-shots) are Union Flags - the flag of the United Kingdom - and not St George Crosses - the flag of England. See more »
You may still stay looking until the end even if you can not stay 5 minutes in front of a real match.
(However I saw some customer leaving before the end of the movie.) Good movie if you keep in mind that the base of it is a absolutely boring game for people as me who do not understand so much at it. I will be sure that is also an outrageous movie for people who are really fan of that game. If you forget the subject, the jokes are not too bad, the movie start very well (good part when Paul K. is coming at the final against James C.) but unfortunately it does not keep the rhythm. A good story ending which may look a bit stupid with a lot of luck for players and reconciliation and bla bla bla... as a "good American movie with a lot of "clichés". However Blackball is a good entertainment.
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