British Comedy Guide

Blackball. Image shows from L to R: Rick Schwartz (Vince Vaughn), Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye).

Blackball

2003 British comedy film. Stars Paul Kaye and Vince Vaughn.

Blackball. Image shows from L to R: Rick Schwartz (Vince Vaughn), Cliff Starkey (Paul Kaye).

Blackball

Paul Kaye plays a bowls player whose presence on the sacred greens of Torquay isn't welcomed with open arms

Genre
Film
Released
2003
Starring
Paul Kaye and Vince Vaughn
Writer
Tim Firth
Director
Mel Smith

Loosely based on a true story, Paul Kaye plays Cliff Starkey, a bowls player whose presence on the sacred greens of Torquay doesn't see him welcomed with open arms: Cliff has punk hair, wears scruffy clothes and carries his bowls in a carrier bag. But he's brilliant at his chosen sport and soon acquires an American agent who propels his protégé into the big time. But fame has its price - along the way Starkey risks losing both his best mate Trev and girlfriend Kerry.

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