Exec-produced by footballing legend Rio Ferdinand, 90 MINUTES is a nostalgic British comedy-drama that takes place entirely on one morning on the famous playing fields of London’s Hackney Marshes. It will be released in selected London cinemas on 19th March, and on main digital platforms and DVD courtesy of KALEIDOSCOPE ENTERTAINMENT.
90 MINUTES is a unique, touching and action-packed comedy gelled together by a great up and coming British cast including standout performances from Anton Saunders (Luther, Downton Abbey, Adolf & Eva: Love & War) Bradley John (The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Waleed Akhtar (Miss You Already, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) and Rio Ferdinand.
Action unfolds both on, and off the pitch at London’s iconic Hackney Marshes, as Lea Valley Rangers prepare for a must-win match against Forest Road Athletic – their first chance to win the league in living memory. Whilst one drama plays out in plain sight however, many others simmer under the surface.
After a chance meeting with fellow troubled teen, Naima, 17-year-old Jack realises the pivotal match may provide an opportunity to change his relationship with his estranged father, footballer Dave, forever. Long suffering club manager, Nick, struggles to keep his head above water; trying to both save his failing marriage and keep an eye on their rebellious daughter Kara, whilst attempting to guide his team to victory.
There’s the club secretary that has embezzled the end of season fund, the referee who is trying to deal with a parent suffering with dementia, the unexpected arrival of professional team scouts… As the match moves towards its volatile conclusion, emotions flare, secrets are laid-bared and relationships are left hanging in the balance, all in the space of one fateful 90 minute game. Clearly, it’s not always such a beautiful game.
90 MINUTES is must-see for fans of British film, football and anyone who has had the privilege of playing/watching football at the nostalgic Hackney Marshes.