Plot & Details
It's the weight of tradition versus youthful vigor when loudmouth Torquay lawn bowling superstar Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye) catches wind of an upcoming championship match between England and heated rivals Australia. He's determined to make the national team in a bid to bring his sport-of-choice into the new millennium. Quickly acquiring a flashy American agent (Vince Vaughn) and becoming the most popular player in England, Cliff vows to dethrone traditionalist champion Ray Speight (James Cromwell), who has made no secret his hatred of Cliff's brash showmanship. When Cliff starts seeing Ray's daughter, the competition really begins to heat up.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 94min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/09/2005
- DVD Release Date: 02/15/2005
- Distributor(s): First Look
- Director(s): Mel Smith
- Starring: Paul Kaye , James Cromwell , Alice Evans , Bernard Cribbins , Vince Vaughn
- Themes: Underdogs
- Tone: Irreverent,Silly,Wry
- Keywords: Australian [nationality],English [nationality],champion,competition,sports,team-sports
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (02-11-2005)
- Language: English