Brad Moore, Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen, Alexei Sayle, Alan Ford, Paul Barber
A feel good high jinks British comedy about a group of misfit underdogs attempting to save their beloved boxing gym. Doug (Brad Moore) has definitely seen better days. Following his boxing trainer’s sudden death during his championship fight, he has inherited a crumbling debt-ridden gym, packed full with a mixed bag of crazy would-be pugilists (Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber, Alexei Sayle). With the banks closing in, Doug must raise £50,000 fast or risk watching his mentor’s legacy re- possessed and transformed into a jumped-up pilates parlour for stock brokers.
Following a chance meeting with a gypsy woman (Denise Van Outen), Doug reluctantly agrees to train her bumbling man-giant brother to fight in a bare-knuckle contest against the undefeated and equally monstrous ‘King of The Gypsies’. With a £100,000 winner-takes-all purse, Doug and his crew of lovable underdogs head north on a hilarious road trip to the Appleby Horse Fair. With the scene set for a final Big Top showdown. The gang face an army of Irish travellers with everything at stake. ‘Gloves Off’ is a feel-good, high jinks British comedy about a group of friends risking life and limb to save their beloved boxing gym.