Bend It Like Beckham


1h 52m 2002

Brief Synopsis

An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapati, Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero David Beck

Film Details

Also Known As
Joue-la comme Beckham, Quiero ser como Beckham, Skruva den som Beckham
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapati, Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her, than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream--and a soccer ball--or follow a more orthodox path.

Crew

Jesse Acton-thompson

Office Runner

Giuseppe Adami

Music Lyrics

Victoria Adams

Song

Victoria Adams

Song Performer

Nisar Akhtar

Song

Anif Akinola

Song

Gregg Alexander

Song

Paul Anka

Song

Mary Susan Applegate

Song

Sarah Astley

Makeup Artist

Sarah Astley

Hair Stylist

Jamie Atkins

Caterer

Paul Bateman

Music Conductor

Ian Bee

Carpenter

Paul Mayeda Berges

Unit Director

Paul Mayeda Berges

Screenplay

Paul Mayeda Berges

Associate Producer

Kuljit Bhamra

Song

Peter Biker

Song

Minky Billups

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Billups

Visual Effects Supervisor

Guljit Bindra

Screenplay

Jim Bishop

Camera Focus Puller

Claudia Bluemel

Production Manager

Tim Boggs

Adr Supervisor

Lou Bogue

Gaffer

Phil Booth

Assistant Director

Tal Botzer

Hair Assistant

Tal Botzer

Makeup Assistant

Bryan Bowen

Supervising Sound Editor

Chris Braide

Song

Michael Broomberg

Foley Artist

Neil Brown

Camera Focus Puller

Lee Bryant

Props

Chris Buchakjian

Digital Effects Artist

Jaswinder Bushell

Consultant

Jay Butcher

Carpenter

Felix Buxton

Song

Susan Cahill

Effects Assistant

Kevin Canty

Driver

Alphonsus Cassell

Song

Gurinder Chadha

Producer

Gurinder Chadha

Screenplay

Ben Chads

Camera Focus Puller

Guy Chambers

Song

Melanie Chisholm

Song Performer

Melanie Chisholm

Song

Phil Clark

Location Scout

Phil Clarke

Art Assistant

Simon Clifford

Coordinator

Simon Clifford

Choreographer

Simon Clifford

Coach

Philip Coleman

Grip

Lisa Collins

Painter

Chris Connatty

Loader

Andrew D Cooke

Location Manager

Gary Coppola

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Emma Cowen

Makeup Assistant

Emma Cowen

Hair Assistant

Lauren Cox

Assistant

Charlotte Craib

Production

Jeremy Crane

Production

John Cridlin

Camera Focus Puller

Tim Cutt

Digital Effects Artist

Josh Davies

Assistant Production Coordinator

Johnathon Dedomenico

Costume Supervisor

Jimmy Destri

Song

Wolfgang Detmann

Song

Gundula Dietrich

Assistant Director

Laurie Dodsworth

Post-Production Accountant

Carlos Domeque

Assistant Editor

Susan Dretzka

Production Coordinator

John Drury

Carpenter

Steve Dyke

Caterer

Nick Ellis

Production Designer

Lisle Engle

Sound Effects Editor

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

Russel Fischer

Executive Producer

Andrew Frampton

Song

Simon Franks

Executive Producer

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Christian Freitas

Production

Liz Gallacher

Music Supervisor

Jamie Gambell

Boom Operator

Robert Getty

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Fiona Godsen

Assistant Director

Rupert Goldbeck

Camera Assistant

Samantha Green

Wardrobe Assistant

Dewi Grobecker

Office Runner

Uwe Grobecker

Accountant

David Gwyther

Driver

Lizzie Hagan

Art Department

Namak Halal

Music

Matthew Hale

Camera Focus Puller

Andrew Hall

Painter

Claudia Hallemann

Production Coordinator

Lloyd Hanley

Song

Russell Hanson

Props

Deborah Harry

Song

John Hayes

Sound Mixer

Guy Heeley

Assistant Director

Tony Hennessy

Rigging Grip

Ben Hibbert

Driver

Christian Hilgers

Production

Simon Hill

Accounting Assistant

Carrie Hilton

Casting Director

Nick Holmes

Scenic Artist

Lisa Inman

Dga Trainee

David Jackson

Song Performer

Charles Jaffrey

Driver

Dav Raj Jassal

Song

Daniel Johnson

Adr

Henry Jones

Carpenter

Finch Judges

Camera Trainee

Craig Jurkiewicz

Foley Editor

Zygi Kamasa

Executive Producer

Kenneth Karlin

Song

Julie Kendrick

Hair Stylist

Julie Kendrick

Makeup Artist

Eliot Kennedy

Song

Oliver Kester

Assistant Director

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Song

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Song Performer

Dave Kibble

Driver

Dave Kibble

Props

Thorwald Kiefel

Set Decorator

Nigel Kirk

Painter

Justin Krish

Editor

Vidya Krishnamurthy

Assistant

Vidya Krishnamurthy

Driver

Mary Kyte

Camera Operator

Clyde Lane

Caterer

Daryl Lathrop

Foley

Joshua Levine

Digital Effects Artist

Aaron Levy

Sound Recordist

Shaznay Lewis

Song

Shaznay Lewis

Song Performer

Hailon Li

Assistant

Darren Mackie

Driver

Darren Mackie

Assistant

Debi Makhuspuri

Song

Raju Malde

Post-Production Accountant

Daniel Manea

Production

Vicky Marks

Assistant Director

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Paul Mason

Office Runner

Curtis Mayfield

Song Performer

Curtis Mayfield

Song

John Mcelhone

Song

Ian Mcloughlin

Driver

Ray Mcneill

Property Master

Christian Meinecke

Production

Arthur Meinert

Production

David Melhase

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Gunther Mende

Song

Callum Milne

Electrician

Richard G Mitchell

Song

Jono Moles

Construction Manager

Lucy Moles

Construction

Jamie Monks

Grip

Karin Mueller

Post-Production

Phil Mullally

Camera Focus Puller

Michael Mullane

Sound Effects Editor

Peter Myslowski

Grip

Deepak Nayar

Producer

Sara Neighbour

Set Decorator

Rick Nowels

Song

Tom O'donell

Graphic Designer

Mark O'hanlan

Driver

Louise O'malley

Production Accountant

Joel O'sullivan

Camera Assistant

Preston Oliver

Adr

Charles Palmer

Camera Operator

Barnaby Papworth

Carpenter

Christine Parry

Photography

Rita Patel

Hair Stylist

Rita Patel

Makeup Artist

Bryan Pennington

Consultant

Rudy Pi

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Clive Pickard

Props

Victoria Pike

Script Supervisor

Paula Price

Makeup Artist

Paula Price

Hair Stylist

Craig Pruess

Music Composer

Craig Pruess

Song Performer

Daryl Pruess

Soloist

Giacomo Puccini

Music

Rainer Pyls

Accountant

Ralph Ramsden

Camera Focus Puller

Simon Ratcliffe

Song

Leora Reich

Casting Director

Bill Ridealgh

Medic

Paul Ritchie

Line Producer

Gary Romaine

Grip

Carole Ruggier

Voice Casting

Jennifer Rush

Song

Nina Russell-cowan

Props Buyer

Bally Sagoo

Song Performer

Bally Sagoo

Music Producer

Bally Sagoo

Song

Film Details

Also Known As
Joue-la comme Beckham, Quiero ser como Beckham, Skruva den som Beckham
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2003 award for Best Original Screenplay by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA).

Released in United States Spring March 12, 2003

Limited Release in United States March 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 30, 2003

Released in United States August 2002

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 1-11, 2002.

Shown at Miami International Film Festival February 21 - March 3, 2003.

Fujicolor

Released in United States Spring March 12, 2003

Limited Release in United States March 12, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 30, 2003

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 1-11, 2002.)

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Miami International Film Festival February 21 - March 3, 2003.)

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (World Cinema) January 16-26, 2003.)