National Lampoon's Blackball

National Lampoon's Blackball

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Try as he might, Cliff Starkey just can't keep out of trouble. Working as a painter and decorator in his small, sleepy town, there's not much that that makes him want to get out of bed in the mornings, except his one passion: Lawn Bowls. Almost as soon as he learned how to walk, he displayed a genius for the sport. Much to the dismay of the elderly, uptight bowls fraternity in the town, Cliff honed his mastery of the game alone, playing by no one's rules but his own. But enough is enough - the time has come for his skill to be recognized, and Rick Schwartz (Vince Vaughn), an American sports agent, is going to ensure that this 'Bad Boy' of bowls gets the spotlight he deserves. Cliff's rock 'n' roll attitude and style soon take the U.K. by storm, and he finds himself on the way to super-stardom! But can he take on the stuffy, business-like attitude of the Bowls Association and his senior arch-rival, Ray Speight? And with the international championship of the sport on the horizon, can anyone defeat the legendary Australians, the Doohan Brothers?
Starring Paul Kaye, James Cromwell, Alice Evans
Director Mel Smith