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About the film




Release Date: May 18, 2003

Year    :   2003
Slogan    :   «At Last, A Sportsman The British Can Be Proud Of»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Midfield Films
Director    :   Mel Smith
Producers    :   James Gay-Rees
Writers    :   Tim Firth
RunTime    :   96 mins.
Revenue    :   48000

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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