Fair Game Film Details
Overview: Set in 1970 during the World Cup and Parliamentary elections about a couple hiking across England. The girl meets a rich Italian with an expensive sportscar, and of course there are …
Review: I agree whole heartedly with the previous comments. I too taped this film – which hasn’t been on since 1994. It makes me so mad when utter rubbish is shown on the TV and Hollywood films are shown again and again and yet this is an absolute gem. I am worried about the tape wearing out and desperately need a DVD copy (but there doesn’t seem to be one.). The acting is fantastic, the characters are all likable and the soundtrack is full of classics c.1969/1970 – Beatles etc. We often play it to people who haven’t seen it before and they instantly like it. It’s a bit like a road trip movie but in a much more English way ie. hiking across the penines – blisters, tents, pubs, skinny dipping etc, contrasted with the slickness of the Italian character, Marco, and his flash sports car, fashionable clothes, smooth language – he steals the girl. It’s set against a back drop of the 1970 British election and the World Cup – with some great footage of key moments for England, Italy and Brazil. It’s in my list of top ten films ever – but it wont get in too many people’s lists on account of there being no explosions or car chases – there is a moped chase at the end though! A fantastic film. Paul.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Also known as: Fair Game