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Kicking Off

2016 British comedy film. Stars Warren Brown, Greg McHugh, Alistair Petrie and Danielle Lineker.

Kicking Off

After their football team is sent down to a lower league, two fans decide to kidnap the referee who disallowed a goal in their final game

Warren Brown, Greg McHugh, Alistair Petrie and Danielle Lineker
Robert Farquhar
Matt Wilde

Despite a mare of a season, loyal fans Wigsy (Warren Brown) and Cliff (Greg McHugh) join the thousands of adoring supporters each Saturday in the terraces to sing and cheer their boys to victory.

But today is different. Today is important. Win: they stay up. Lose: they go down. In the dying moments of the match, unbelievable elation as their team score is immediately followed by unbelievable deflation as the Ref (Alistair Petrie) disallows the goal.

This, compounded by a moody goal at the other end, sends the losing supporters into a rioting frenzy. Disenfranchised by the impotency of the rioting hooligans to cause any real change, but determined to right this injustice, Wigsy and the more reluctant Cliff inadvertently form their own two-man firm....and kidnap the referee.

Production Details

The beautiful game just got ugly.
UK certificate
84 minutes
Release date
Thursday 21st April 2016

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Wednesday 7th November 2018 at 12:15am on London Live

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