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Directed by funnyman Mel Smith, Blackball follows the fortunes of Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye). Starkey lives in a traditional, quiet seaside town where nothing seems to inspire him except for bowls. However, inspite of his talent for the game, his working-class upbringing does not go down well with the middle-class members of the bowling club, even when he becomes the regional champion. However, his ability to wow the crowd is noticed and Cliff is signed up by sports agent Rick Schwartz (Vince Vaughn) and Cliff's popularity begins to soar. When he is picked for the national team to play against Australia, will he be able to live up to expectations?

DVD Features

  • Director's audio commentary
  • Cast and crew interviews
  • Trailers
  • TV spots

VHS Features

Movie, Credits

Cast

Paul KayeCliff
James CromwellRay
Alice EvansKerry
Bernard CribbinsMutley
Johnny VegasTrevor
Vince VaughnRick
Imelda StauntonBridget
James FleetAlan the Pipe
David RyallGiles Wilton
Ian McNeiceHugh The Sideburns
Kenneth CranhamChairman Collins
Mark DymondKyle Doohan
Mark LittleMark Doohan
David SchneiderYoung Buck Reporter
Tony SlatteryFlash Referee
Vic ReevesTV Director

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  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Mel Smith
  • Producer: Icon Film
  • Length: 93 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 11, 2005
    EuropeSep 5, 2003
    AustraliaNov 6, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 15, 2005
    EuropeFeb 16, 2004
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