Calcium Kid, The (2004) - Synopsis
Starring Orlando Bloom (The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Pirates Of The Caribbean) in his first lead role, The Calcium Kid tells the story of London milkman Jimmy ‘The Calcium Kid’ Connelly, an amateur boxer who, in a bizarre twist of events, is propelled onto the world stage to fight the world champion in his home town.
Also starring are Rafe Spall (Shaun Of The Dead) as Jimmy’s best friend, Stan, comedian Omid Djalili (The Mummy, Anita and Me) as boxing promoter, Herbie Bush, with boxer turned actor Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake, Spivs) playing Herbie’s initial protégé and aggrieved middleweight fighter, Pete Wright.
From stateside are Michael Peña (Buffalo Soldiers, Gone In Sixty Seconds) as World Championship boxer, Jose Mendez and his promoter, Artie Cohen, played by Michael Lerner (Barton Fink, No Way Out). Billie Piper (The Canterbury Tales) makes her big screen debut as Angel, the object of Jimmy’s desire.