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)
Kate Magowan ... Natalie Cheam
Emily Atack ... Katie
Rita Tushingham ... Martha
Tom Davis ... Gutsy George
Joe Sims ... Lifeguard
Dudley Sutton ... Alfie Hobnails
Terry Stone ... Johnny Gossamer
Adam Deacon ... Sam The Soleman
Jason Maza ... Mickey
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Vicar
Montserrat Lombard Montserrat Lombard ... Becka
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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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Last film starring Bob Hoskins. 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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La apuesta See more »

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,274
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