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Blackball (movie)

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Directed byMel Smith
Written byTim Firth
Produced byJames Gay-Rees
Music byStephen Warbeck
Distributed byIcon Entertainment International
Release dates
  • 5 September 2003 (2003-09-05) (United Kingdom)[1]
  • 11 February 2005 (2005-02-11) (United States)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$48,000 (US)

Blackball is a 2003 British movie based on the game of bowls. It was written by Tim Firth,[2] and the was directed by Mel Smith.[3] The film follows Paul Kaye who is talented at the game, but comes from a working class family. He is teamed up with James Cromwell an upper class player to compete against Australia. The plot is based on the bowls player Griff Sanders, who was called "the Bad Boy of Bowls".[4][5][6]


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  1. Pierce, Nev (4 October 2003). "BBC Blackball Review". BBC.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2003. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  2. "Blackball | Film | The Guardian". The Guardian. 7 September 2003. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  3. "The Tim Firth Blackball Home Page". Timfirth.com. Archived from the original on 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-04-15. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  4. Colley, Ed (16 September 2003). "Blackball Future Movies Review". futuremovies.co.uk. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  5. "Troubled times for the Gazza of the green". The Independent. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  6. "From bowling green to silver screen". BBC News. 28 August 2003. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2008.

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