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Bend It Like Beckham

"Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham?"

Indian director Gurinder Chadha creates a coming-of-age story of a young Indian girl who is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom on the soccer field.

-- Box Office --
Released: Apr 2nd, 2002
Budget: $5,000,000.00
Revenue: $76,578,641.00

Bend It Like Beckham Main Cast

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Parminder Nagra
Parminder Nagra
plays Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bha…
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley
plays Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
plays Joe
Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
plays Mr. Bhamra
Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
plays Pinky Bhamra
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • DIRCAMEO(Gurinder Chadha): The younger of the two women that Jules and Jesminder jog past in the park.
  • Melanie Chisholm (as Melanie C) wanted her song "Independence Day" to be used in the film but the lyrics didn't work so she rewrote them so the song could be used.
  • By the end of the movie, Jess and Jules were originally supposed to be a couple but the script was changed because it was too controversial.
  • Jules's wears #9 for the Hounslow Harriers, the same number as Mia Hamm.
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