Kicking Off is a new football comedy featuring the stars of critically-acclaimed TV series Luther (Warren Brown) and Fresh Meat (Greg McHugh).
Despite a nightmare season, loyal fans Wigsy (Brown) and Cliff (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 – The Night Manager) 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.
While I don’t watch football, I do quite fancy seeing this.
Kicking Off also stars Danielle Bux (the former Mrs Gary Lineker) plus former footballers Mark Bright and World Cup 1966 legend Geoff Hurst. It’s directed by Matt Wilde, written by Robert Farquhar and is released in UK cinemas on April 21st, with the DVD being released on April 25th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version:
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