Up 'n' Under (film)

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Up 'n' Under
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DVD cover
Directed by John Godber
Produced by Mark Thomas
Written by John Godber
Based on Up 'n' Under
by John Godber
Starring Gary Olsen
Richard Ridings
Samantha Janus
Ralph Brown
Neil Morrissey
Music by Mark Thomas
Cinematography Alan M. Trow
Edited by Chris Lawrence
Distributed by Entertainment Film Distributors
Release date
  • 23 January 1998 (1998-01-23)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget US$1 million
Box office US$12 million

Up 'n' Under is a 1998 film adaptation of the John Godber play of the same title.

John Godber scripted and made his directorial debut with this adaptation of his play. The film was shot in Cardiff, Wales.[1]


Up 'n' Under follows the story of an inept pub team from the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' in a rugby league sevens competition in Kingston upon Hull in England. Ex-pro Arthur's only passions in life are his wife and rugby league. When he hears about the 'Cobblers Arms' pub team and their corrupt manager, Arthur bets his life savings with Reg Welch that he can train any team to beat them.

However, the 'Wheatsheaf Arms' can only muster a side of five whose pride lies in their unbroken record of defeat. The pitifully unfit set of men have to accept the help of a coach, who just happens to be a woman. Hazel solidifies their resolve as begs questions of their character.

They have to struggle through adversity, come up triumphant and become a team. They are given a bye to the final of the competition where they have to play The Cobblers.

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  1. ^ http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/160232/Up-n-Under/overview

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