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Pilkarski poker (1989)

Chairmen of several football clubs start a co-operative. Now, thanks to corrupt referees, they are to decide the outcomes of matches.

Director:

Janusz Zaorski

Writers:

Jan Purzycki, Janusz Zaorski (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janusz Gajos ... Referee Jan Laguna
Malgorzata Pieczynska ... Irena 'Bribe'
Marian Opania ... Bolo
Mariusz Dmochowski ... 'Powisle' Chairman Kmita
Jan Englert ... 'Czarni' Chairman
Edward Linde-Lubaszenko ... Old Grom
Olaf Lubaszenko ... Olek Grom
Mariusz Benoit ... Józef Grundol
Adrianna Biedrzynska ... Grundol's Wife
Bronislaw Pawlik ... Mr. Bronek
Borys Marynowski ... 'Skier'
Henryk Bista ... Referee Jaskóla
Andrzej Zaorski ... 'Koks' Chairman
Grzegorz Warchol ... 'Oceania' Chairman
Zdzislaw Wardejn ... 'Mutra' Chairman
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Chairmen of several football clubs start a co-operative. Now, thanks to corrupt referees, they are to decide the outcomes of matches.

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Comedy | Action | Drama

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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

31 March 1989 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Soccer Poker See more »

Filming Locations:

Zabrze, Slaskie, Poland See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zespól Filmowy "Dom" See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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The scene that shows the own goal scored from a free-kick is different "live" to when seen in the TV show. See more »

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Text on the scoreboard at the end "All characters and facts are true because they were created in authors' imagination". See more »

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True story about Polish soccer league?
28 April 2006 | by VoitcusSee all my reviews

A comedy that shows Polish soccer business in Poland in middle of 1980s. The movie (made a few years before collapse of communistic regime) is also some portrait of these times. While the club names and their presidents or players seem to be fictional, it is obvious that in this movie everything is connected with reality. The director (Mr. Zaorski) seems to be a fan of Legia Warsaw (in the movie as Powisle Warszawa). However you can believe that soccer is full of corruption and the fans really know nothing that the games' results are set not on the grass but in some bars, brothels and other places.

The main character is ex-player, now referee, Mr. Laguna. He is the one honest man left in the league, however he has the problems with his wife. Because he is very naive, everyone uses him - without letting him to know - to get necessary results of the games. But one day his ex-friend shows him the truth. Now, he is going to play his own game and starts to use his rivals' methods. But one day there is a game for that he can get lots of money. Will he keep his rest of honesty?


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