Star of ‘Gloves Off’ Brad Moore names his ultimate Top 10 Sporting Comedies

Kingpin

Directed by: Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly

“The Farrelly brothers at their very best here in this screwball comedy. A fallen hero, a beautiful lady, a road trip, a strange hair do, a final show down (this sound familiar? Oh yeah Gloves Off, the film that I wrote!) Woody Harrelson’s performance takes his career to another level and the hair on Bill Murray should have at least won a Bafta of its own…”

The Mean Machine (a.k.a. The Longest Yard)

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

“Another film worshipped at the church of our family living room. Robert Aldrich of Dirty Dozen and Baby Jane fame directs this priceless prison break American football comedy. The British remake does its best but falls short of the charisma this cracker carries. RIP Burt Reynolds, we owe you one.”

Caddyshack

Directed by: Harold Ramis

“This crazy offbeat golfing extravaganza shouldn’t work but it does and then some! It’s directed by none other than Harold Ramis of Ghostbusters and written by Bill Murray’s brother Brian Doyle-Murray, which may go some way to explain the absurdity of the magic!! Bill Murray’s scenes were reportedly all improvised and worth watching just to witness Chevy Chase on the piano “I was born to love you…I was born to lick your face…” genius.”

Cool Runnings

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

“Based on a true story and with a gloriously high concept! This excellent film starring the late John Candy has you laughing while tugging at the heart strings.”

Jerry Maguire

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

“Cameron Crowe’s riches to rags masterpiece featuring, in my opinion, Tom Cruise’s most well-rounded performance worthy of his Oscar nomination. Comedy, romance, drama, sport and our protagonist searching for a deeper purpose in life. What’s not to like! An almost cautionary tale of making sure you don’t lose focus of what’s truly important in life, the film works on all levels. Supporting breakthrough roles from both Renée Zellweger and Cuba Gooding Jr and the birth of a worldwide catchphrase…’Show me the money!’”

There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble

Directed by: John Hay

“A lovely example of British football fantasy comedy drama that us Brits do so brilliantly. Robert Carlisle, Ray Winstone, Gina McKee and a killer cameo by Ben Miller”

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