Outside Bet

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Outside Bet
Directed by Sacha Bennett
Produced by Carolyn Bennett
Tony Humphreys
Terry Stone
Written by Nigel Smith
Sacha Bennett
Starring Bob Hoskins
Jenny Agutter
Philip Davis
Adam Deacon
Cinematography Nic Lawson
Edited by Kate Evans
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • 27 April 2012 (2012-04-27)
Running time 94 mins.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $7,500,000[1]

Outside Bet, also known as Weighed In: The Story of the Mumper, is a British comedy film directed by Sacha Bennett and starring Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter, Philip Davis and Adam Deacon. The film was released on April 27, 2012.[1]


It is 1985. Thatcher is in power, Sade is on the radio, and the print workers have gone on strike. But nothing, not even a scale eight earthquake can put a dampener on a group of close friends that meet every Sunday in their regular South London pub for a pint and free flowing banter of the highest order. Set against the backdrop of a changing way of life-as Rupert Murdoch moves the printing of his newspapers from Fleet Street to Wapping-this is a tale of seven firm friends, who embark on a unique journey that eventually leads them to gamble all of their savings and redundancy money on a single race.



The film was not well received by critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes records 9 reviews with an average rating of 3.4/10.[2] Other reviews have been more positive - Mark Kermode declared it his Film of the Week, saying he was "charmed" by the film, and also made it one of his 6 "Gems" of the year url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/dec/23/hidden-gems-dvds-2012-kermode

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