Bend It Like Beckham

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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.

  1. Gurinder Chadha

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Paul Mayeda Berges


  3. Guljit Bindra


Top Billed Cast

  1. Parminder Nagra

    Parminder Nagra

    Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra

  2. Keira Knightley

    Keira Knightley

    Juliette 'Jules' Paxton

  3. Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers


  4. Anupam Kher

    Anupam Kher

    Mr. Bhamra

  5. Shaheen Khan

    Shaheen Khan

    Mrs. Bhamra

  6. Frank Harper

    Frank Harper

    Alan Paxton

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $3,500,159.00

Revenue $76,578,641.00


Release Information

  • August 1, 2003
    PG-13, Theatrical



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