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The Pass (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 May 2018 (USA)
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A romantic interaction between two young footballers profoundly affects one of them throughout the rest of his life and career.

Director:

Ben A. Williams

Writers:

John Donnelly, John Donnelly (screenplay by)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Russell Tovey ... Jason
Arinzé Kene ... Ade (as Arinze Kene)
Lisa McGrillis ... Lyndsey
Nico Mirallegro ... Harry
Rory J. Saper ... Bellboy (as Rory Saper)
Danielle Meehan Danielle Meehan ... Voice Artist (voice)
Jonathan Fitzmaurice Jonathan Fitzmaurice ... Voice Artist (voice)
Jonathan Gaida Jonathan Gaida ... Voice Artist (voice)
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Storyline

Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It's the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they're in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they're over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate's sex tape. And then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.

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Sometimes winning means losing yourself

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pass See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,755
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Production Co:

Toledo Productions See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Russell Tovey played Jason in the original play, which was performed in Royal Court Theatre in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Jason: If I need a wife and kid... yeah, if I need to fuck a woman... or a man... you know what, or a fucking apricot for that matter, then that's what I do.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2017) See more »

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Really nuanced and good movie
12 July 2017 | by sanyukeliSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the movie and the acting was great. The way it portrayed the range of emotions in the different relationships were very poignant and authentic. Russell Tovey was amazing and gave a layered performance. Arinze Kene should definitely be given more roles in the future. I hope UK cinema realizes what they have before he is forced to go to the US for work.


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