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The Penalty King

Synopsis

The Penalty King is a surreal black comedy which tells the tale of the world's most unfortunate man, Lee Vaughn. Not only is he blind, he's depressed. And to make things worse, he's a Leeds United fan. Poor guy.

Lee gets through his day working in the bowels of the social services by dreaming of 'a damn good kick about', a dream that is kicked repeatedly out of his mind by his domineering boss. But when life is this monotonous, something has to give.

That's where Lee's colleague Charlie Howard comes in. Another poor, misguided fool; but he's American, so you have to forgive his relentless optimism. Determined to get Lee back in the game and undermine Sandra at the same time, Charlie hatches a plan to get Lee playing for the local pub football team. Lee might be blind and thoroughly hated by his teammates, but he's determined to become The Penalty King.

And thus commences a tale of talking toys, phoney government grants, a psychotic disabled stalker, attempted dog murder, an offensive postman, a Shakespearean captain, biblical dreams, a love triangle or two, vomit, punk rock, swearing and football.

Featuring an outstanding soundtrack and memorable dialogue, The Penalty King is destined to become the ultimate football cult-classic.
 

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
93 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Chris Cook
Producer
Tim Cook
Co-Producer
Tim Cook
Editor
Jason Porthouse
Screenwriter
Chris Cook
Sound
Keith Friday
Music
Tim Howarth
Principal Cast
Clare Grogan, Nick Bartlett, Patrick Micallef, Samantha Beckinsale, Jane Peachy, Frank Jarvis, Des McAleer

Genre

Production Company

Twin Track Films LLP UK
Maverik Motion Pictures Ltd.
186-188 Portland Road
Hove
East Sussex BN3 5QN
UK

T +44 (0)12 7332 5260

charlie@charliebowden.co.uk
http://www.maverik.tv

Sales
Company

UK and Ireland Distributor:
Revelation Films