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The Pass (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 May 2018 (USA)
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A romantic interaction between two young footballers profoundly affects one of them throughout the rest of his life and career.

Director:

Ben A. Williams

Writers:

John Donnelly, John Donnelly (screenplay by)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Russell Tovey ... Jason
Arinzé Kene ... Ade (as Arinze Kene)
Lisa McGrillis ... Lyndsey
Nico Mirallegro ... Harry
Rory J. Saper ... Bellboy (as Rory Saper)
Danielle Meehan Danielle Meehan ... Voice Artist (voice)
Jonathan Fitzmaurice Jonathan Fitzmaurice ... Voice Artist (voice)
Jonathan Gaida Jonathan Gaida ... Voice Artist (voice)
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Storyline

Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It's the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they're in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they're over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate's sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.

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Sometimes winning means losing yourself

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pass See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,755
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Production Co:

Toledo Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Tovey played Jason in the original play, which was performed in Royal Court Theatre in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Jason: If I need a wife and kid... yeah, if I need to fuck a woman... or a man... you know what, or a fucking apricot for that matter, then that's what I do.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2017) See more »

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A cracking film, superbly acted.
3 January 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Pass does in deed look at the taboo subject of being an openly gay man in top flight British football, and indeed sport generally. It's a cooking pot we all know will explode one day when shock horror a top flight player will come out. The film relies on the acting talents of two principles, Russell Tovey and Arinzé Kene, the acting is fabulous, Tovey in particular such a talented actor. I truly bought into the way in which the film spanned the three ages, makeup etc was excellent. Unfortunately It's not a film that would appeal to the mainstream, a pity because it's a great film with a powerful message.


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