Blackball (2003)

At Last, A Sportsman The British Can Be Proud Of

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2003-05-18
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 38 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Midfield Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey, a working-class fine of lawn bowls with an exceptional talent. Wanting to take on the Aussies he manages to become regional champion, only to get banned. Sports agent Rich Schwartz picks him up and makes him so popular the Bowls Committee deem to lift the ban. Now the question is whether he can regain his form and his friends to beat the Aussies.

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    Writing Tim Firth Writer
    Directing Mel Smith Director
    Production James Gay-Rees Producer