Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2002-04-11
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 1841 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Kintop Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: Gurinder Chadha
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Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

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  • Parminder Nagra

    as Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
  • Keira Knightley

    as Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    as Joe
  • Anupam Kher

    as Mr. Bhamra
  • Shaheen Khan

    as Mrs. Bhamra
  • Archie Panjabi

    as Pinky Bhamra
  • Frank Harper

    as Alan Paxton
  • Juliet Stevenson

    as Paula Paxton
  • Shaznay Lewis

    as Mel
  • Ameet Chana

    as Tony
  • Pooja Shah

    as Meena
  • Paven Virk

    as Bubbly
  • Preeya Kalidas

    as Monica
  • Trey Farley

    as Taz
  • Saraj Chaudhry

    as Sonny
  • Imran Ali

    as Gary
  • Kulvinder Ghir

    as Teetu
  • Harvey Virdi

    as Teetu's Mum
  • Ash Varrez

    as Teetu's Dad
  • Adlyn Ross

    as Elderly Aunt
  • Shobu Kapoor

    as Polly
  • Zohra Sehgal

    as Biji
  • Ace Bhatti

    as Nairobi Grandson
  • Tanveer Ghani

    as Video Man
  • Nina Wadia

    as Wedding Guest
Editing Justin Krish Editor
Art Nick Ellis Production Design
Camera Jong Lin Director of Photography
Writing Guljit Bindra Screenplay
Production Paul Mayeda Berges Producer
Production Barbara von Wrangell Line Producer
Production Deepak Nayar Producer
Production Simon Franks Executive Producer
Production Carrie Hilton Casting
Writing Paul Mayeda Berges Screenplay
Production Ulrich Felsberg Executive Producer
Production Russel Fischer Executive Producer
Art Mark Scruton Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ralph Holes Costume Design
Directing Gurinder Chadha Director
Production Gurinder Chadha Producer
Production Zygi Kamasa Executive Producer
Production Paul Ritchie Line Producer
Production Liora Reich Casting
Art Sara Neighbour Set Decoration
Writing Gurinder Chadha Screenplay
Sound Craig Pruess Original Music Composer
Editing Carlos Domeque Assistant Editor
Directing Guy Heeley First Assistant Director
Sound Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Playback Singer
Art Lisa Collins Painter