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Outside Bet (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 27 April 2012 (UK)
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A group of friends buy a racehorse to safeguard them in the event that they lose their jobs amidst the turbulence in 1980s Britain.

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Sacha Bennett

Writers:

Mark Baxter (original story), Sacha Bennett | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Jenny Agutter ... Shirley Baxter
Bob Hoskins ... Percy 'Smudge' Smith
Vincent Regan ... Jago
Phil Davis ... Threads (as Philip Davis)
Rita Tushingham ... Martha
Emily Atack ... Katie
Kate Magowan ... Natalie Cheam
Joe Sims ... Lifeguard
Adam Deacon ... Sam The Soleman
Montserrat Lombard ... Becka
Tom Davis ... Gutsy George
Terry Stone ... Johnny Gossamer
Dudley Sutton ... Alfie Hobnails
Rebecca Ferdinando ... Cheryl (as Rebecca Walsh)
Richard Blackwood Richard Blackwood ... Linton
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Set against the turbulent mid 1980s of money, privatization, unions and dramatic media evolution: A life-long group of friends find themselves at the bad end of a redundancy pay-out and invest their savings into a racehorse, hoping that one final race can turn their fortunes around. Written by Sacha Bennett

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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UK

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English

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27 April 2012 (UK) See more »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Last film starring Bob Hoskins. See more »

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Referenced in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.37 (2012) See more »

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You can bet on it
30 April 2012 | by drewucl7See all my reviews

Movies are so niche these days. Each new release is blinkered to focus on a very specific audience. Rarely do you find a film that you can take your whole family to without feeling that you stooped to the lowest common denominator in an attempt to please and suit them all. Problem solved with the release of "Outside Bet." Sacha Bennett ably directs assured performances from familiar faces including Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter, Phil Davis, as well as from new talents Emily Attack and Calum MacNab in a funny, touching, and at the finish, cheering comedy. Set in the '80's, when Wapping replaced Fleet Street in one fell swoop, a group of redundant print-workers buy a racehorse. The result is thoroughly enjoyable; a very likable film with some truly priceless moments. An "Outside Bet" is just what we all need right now. Go to the cinema and put your money on it. It's a winner!


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