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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.

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Ben A. Williams

Writer:

John Donnelly
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Russell Tovey ... Jason
Arinzé Kene ... Ade (as Arinze Kene)
Lisa McGrillis ... Lyndsey
Nico Mirallegro ... Harry
Rory J. Saper ... Bellboy
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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

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Drama | Romance

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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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Production Co:

Toledo Productions See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Russell Tovey played Jason in the original play, which was performed in Royal Court Theatre in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Jason: [on phone] I would like a screwdriver.
[pause]
Jason: Oh no, er... the tool.
[Ade laughs]
Jason: Yeah, I need to get the telly off the wall.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2017) See more »

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An enjoyable and interesting chamber film
14 April 2017 | by ori_64See all my reviews

I almost skipped this film due to some bad reviews I read about it, and therefore was surprised to find that it is quite enjoyable and interesting. Acting is great, especially Tovey Russel's performance which I found excellent in spite of a somewhat exaggerated character script. I admit the subject treatment is a bit outdated, and the script is more suitable for chamber theater than for a film. But still, this is a very good gay flick.


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