The Match (1999)





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The first film by Mick Davis, The Match is a contemporary romantic comedy set in the idyllic village of Inverdoune nestling in the Scottish Highlands. Wullie Smith is the shy milkman who carries the physical and emotional scars of a childhood tragedy and who is in love with Rosemary, the beautiful daughter of Bill Bailey, a local farmer with a curious affection for cows. Rosemary has returned briefly to Inverdoune after five years away at a university and intends to leave again to pursue her career in the big city. Wullie's impossible dreams are fueled by his friend Buffalo, a semi-alcoholic American who was left behind when his USAF unit moved on. The village has only one street, but two pubs: Benny's Bar, owned by Big Tam, meeting place of the eccentric clientele, and L'Bistro, a place of sterile modernity owned by narcissistic Gorgeous Gus. The soccer teams of each bar have been carrying on a feud for 99 years and Benny's Bar has been losing all the games. But it is the result of the centenary game that determines the future of Benny's Bar.
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Max Beesley
as Wullie Smith
Isla Blair
as Sheila Bailey
James Cosmo
as Billy Bailey
Ian Holm
as Big Tam
David Hayman
as Scrapper
Richard E. Grant
as George Gus
Laura Fraser
as Rosemary Bailey
Neil Morrissey
as Piss-Off
Tom Sizemore
as Buffalo
David O'Hara
as Mechanic
Sam Fox
as Patsy
Hope Ross
as Anna Smith
Paul Doonan
as Lefty
Mark O'Hare
as Righty
Gary Lewis
as Dead-Eye
Andy Gray
as Arrow
Edward McQuillan
as Pasty Face
Ron Donachie
as Happy Feet
Bernard Joy
as Young Wullie
Emma Crichton
as Young Rosemary
Michael Mullen
as Young Johnny
Valerie Hunter
as Police Lady
Kay Gallie
as Old Woman
Pierce Brosnan
as John MacGhee
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