BROKE

A disgraced sports star and gambling addict attempts to turn his life around with the support of his number one fan.

An old working class man named Cec stumbles upon his favourite footy star come gambling addict, Ben “BK” Kelly, at the end of his shift. Taking pity on the one-time local legend, who he admired for his on field fortitude, Cec offers to take the now homeless Ben home for the night where he resides with his single mother daughter and fellow footy tragic, Terri.

Unable to resist his urge, Ben’s addiction gets the better of him when in the middle of the night he robs the low income family of their modest possessions (even taking Cec’s dead wife’s urn) and hocks them to the local pawnbroker/local crime lord, Neck.

BK is found by police, and Cec, spending the stolen goods money on the pokies at a local dive bar, where he is known to frequent at all hours of the day. Just one more misdemeanour away from being sent to lock up, BK is thrown a life line when Cec decides not to press charges but actually take him in permanently and help the former Daly M Medallist turn his life around much to the detest of local cop and BK’s former team-mate, Sherro.

Through Cec’s guidance and Terri’s love, Ben sets about winning back the respect of his family, friends, community and himself. However, his journey back to the winner’s circle is thwarted when he’s confronted by closed door after closed door. Thus Ben is forced to dig deep and apply the courage and spirit he once displayed on the field to his personal life.

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AUGUST

SATURDAY

Genre: Drama Sports

Duration: 102 min

Production: 2016

Subtitles: English

Producer: Luke Graham 

Director: Heath Davis

Executive Producer: Jonathan Page

Editor: Matt Evans

Score: Sam Lockwood

Score: Heather Shannon

Production Designer: Roger Wong

Cast: Steve Le Marquand

Max Cullen

Claire Van Der Boom

Steve Bastoni

Justin Rosniak

Brendan Cowell