Brit-Flick “Kicking Off” Hits UK Cinemas April 21

Can Matt Wilde’s comedy challenge our list of top 10 football films when it arrives in UK cinemas April 21 followed by DVD & On Demand from April 25…

Kicking Off, New British Football Film - Out April 21 - Top 10 Films

Matt Wilde’s comedy about a pair of football fans kidnapping the referee after a result for their favourite team goes the wrong way will arrive in UK cinemas from April 21. Kicking Off tells the story of 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 goal at the other end, sends the losing supporters into a frenzy; and determined to right this injustice, Wigsy, with a more reluctant Cliff in tow, decides to do the only decent thing…and kidnap the referee.

Also starring Danielle Bux and with cameo appearances from Sir Geoff Hurst, Robbie Savage and Mark Bright, Kicking Off is one of the essential British comedies of the year. It wowed audiences at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival where it was awarded Best British Feature.

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