• Publication date: July 1, 2011

He doesn't just beat his opponents... He creams them. The Calcium Kid: It Takes A Lotta Bottle To Be The Champ

The film is a mockumentary comedy, in which Orlando Bloom plays young milkman Jimmy. He is an amateur boxer who by a bizarre twist of events ends up fighting the world champion in his home town.

The film is a mockumentary comedy, in which Orlando Bloom plays young milkman Jimmy. He is an amateur boxer who by a bizarre twist of events ends up fighting the world champion in his home town.

Jimmy Connelly is a milkman who is thrust into the spotlight after a brutal fighter, Pete Wright, gets injured.

Under manager Herbie Bush, Jimmy must fight the middleweight champion of the world, Jose Mendez. It includes numerous references to Rocky.

Within the lead up to the fight with Mendez, Jimmy has to take part in a press conference, in which Bush recommends him to give Mendez fighting talk.

However, this leads to Jimmy being seen as a Facist and a disgrace to England after being seen as racist.

After Jimmy realises the harm Bush has caused, he calls off the fight. As bush and the training team look for Jimmy, they find him cleaning his old milk cart.

In a negotian to help the town in order to fight, Jimmy is persuaded to participate.

In the locker room, minutes before the fight, as Jimmy and his crew walk backstage, Wright holds a shotgun to them, whilst the camera crew is also held hostage, filming the event.

Wright leads them to a room were Jimmy is forced to fight Mendez, who is also held hostage. After getting substantially battered by Mendez, Jimmy manages to fight back, but then Wright smacks his head with the gun.

Then Wright goes to shoot Mendez, leaving him praying for his life. Then Jimmy puches Wright, leaving him knocked out.

With the film crew recording the event, Jimmy becomes a hero, not only in Britain, but his home town.

This movie is Rated R for language and brief nudity.

Year: 2004

Runtime: 89 mins

Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Mark Heap

Michael Lerner

Ronni Ancona

Michael Pe�a

Julian Zapata

Directed by: Alex De Rakoff