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  • Actors: Jenny Agutter, Terry Stone, Vincent Regan, Emily Atack, Bob Hoskins
  • Directors: Sacha Bennett
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Aug. 2012
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0086TW6MW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,373 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

In Thatcher-era Britain, a group of life-long friends have just lost their jobs as the world seemingly shifts towards the future in front of their eyes. Determined to do something that counts, they invest their savings in a racehorse and gamble everything on one final race. Based on the novel Weighed In: The Story of The Mumper.

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Ever been tempted to invest in a racehorse? That's one of the questions at the heart of the very British comedy Outside Bet. Set during the 1980s, it follows the members of a print workers club, who, when they're made redundant, decide to club together their funds. Their investment is something of an all-or-nothing one, as they pretty much gamble everything on their pipe dream.

Outside Bet is based on a true story, originally captured in the book The Mumper, and some wise decisions were made on its journey to the screen. Chief amongst them was the casting of Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter and Phil Davis, who lead a strong British company of actors. They inject enough earth and charm to keep the film moving along. There are interesting undercurrents to the movie, too, not least considering the backdrop to the project, and it's the kind of movie that Britain continues to do particularly well.

It might not have made that much of an impact in cinemas, and the DVD itself may not have anything of particular note to shout about. But the core film itself is a little gem, and well worth taking the time to discover. Warmly recommended.--Jon Foster

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TheFitzie on 23 Aug. 2012
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Saw the film in Leicester Sq, funny, heart warming, goose bump moments, and loved the British humour. Couldn't wait to get my own copy so we can watch with the whole family. Also try the book on which the film is based on 'The Mumper'.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Atkinson on 17 Aug. 2012
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Loved this film when it finally was shown in our local cinema, well worth the wait a heart warming story, a film proving if you believe in something go for it ! A tale of strong friendships laughter and tears !
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tefiuk on 30 Nov. 2012
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Very good old fashioned story with a lot of well know actors. Enjoyed seeing shots from Tweseldown and Windsor,as I am a Bookie and have stood at both places. Betting scenes weren't accurate as the boards used by the Bookies were for Greyhounds not Horses but this didn't distract for the enjoyment of this simple film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jane Russell on 9 Sept. 2012
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This is a lovely warm film for all ages with lots of strands to it. New talent on show with the familiar faces of British cinema makes it a very sweet, heart warming film. Great family viewing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lenza Cortes on 31 Aug. 2012
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I've seen this film twice and it gets even better, soundtrack is great 80's music. Not just for racing fans there's a whole lot of other stories woven in. One of Bob's last films sadly, what a way to finish his career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mickey Modern on 25 Mar. 2013
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A funny, charming and romantic story, acted by some of Britain's best film actors. A great night out. I loved it so much I bought my sister, who cant get about much, the DVD. She adored it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Piglet Jane on 12 Sept. 2012
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This is a great British film. It's unpretentious, warm, light hearted and thoroughly enjoyable. The best thing for us though was its family appeal - very rare these days that we all look forward to watching the same film!! It helped that Emily Atack and Calum Macnab starred so that hooked the teenagers and for us oldies it was great to see Bob Hoskins and Jenny Agutter. We all loved the 80s music - even inspired him indoors to dig out his vinyl collection!! If you want an entertaining, enjoyable and classic British made film, this one's for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Melskiknowsbest on 27 Aug. 2012
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A true Brit flick with a warming and heartfelt storyline. A refreshing change from the big budget blockbusters that lack personal touch! A must have DVD for your collection!
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