GenreComedy, Sport Music directorCornel Wilczek WriterBrendan Cowell LanguageEnglish
Release date19 August 2012 (2012-08-19) (Melbourne International Film Festival)
28 February 2013 (2013-02-28) (Australia) Initial releaseFebruary 14, 2013 (Kuwait) CastBrenton Thwaites (Theodore 'Teddy' Brown), Brendan Cowell (Rick), Damon Gameau (Stavros), Brenton Thwaites (Mark), David Lyons (The Prince), Pallavi Sharda (Anjali) Similar moviesCrackerjack (2002)
TaglineLife Is A Funny Game
Save your legs 2013 official trailer
Save Your Legs! is a 2012 Australian comedy film directed by Boyd Hicklin and starring Stephen Curry, Damon Gameau and Brendan Cowell. The film is inspired by a 2005 documentary of the same name. It follows the story of Edward "Teddy" Brown and his two mates of a Melbourne cricket team, who travel to India for a tour. The film premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 19 August 2012.
Edward 'Teddy' Brown lives for his suburban cricket club and his two best friends, Rick and Stavros. But when he realizes that his beloved team mates are moving on and growing up, he's forced to take matters into his own hands and remind them of just how good cricket can be.
Rallying a boyhood dream and his own teenage obsession, 35-year-old Teddy leads his very ordinary cricket team into the extraordinary heart of India, on an audacious three match tour and a mission to meet cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar. While Ted's best-laid plans are brought undone by the chaos of India, stumps fly, friendships fray and a life-changing comic adventure unfolds.
The dream tour becomes a nightmare and the men are forced to face the realities of their friendship, confront their fears and Ted has to learn to move with the changing times.
Damon Gameau .... Stavros
Stephen Curry ... Edward "Teddy" Brown
Brendan Cowell ... Rick
Brenton Thwaites ... Mark
David Lyons ... Prince
Pallavi Sharda ... Anjali
Darshan Jariwala ... Sanjeet Thambuswanny
Sid Makkar ... Rai
In November 2011, the Victorian government supported the film as a way to promote trade between India and Australia. Filming began on 12 December, with extensive shoots in India in early 2012.
Ed Gibbs of The Sydney Morning Herald gave it 4 out of 5 and stated that "this feel-good Australian comedy knocks it into the stands - even for viewers with no interest in cricket".
Save Your Legs! opened across 176 screens for distributor Madman, taking $165,000, for a screen average of just $936 per screen.
The film is due for a UK theatrical and DVD release in June 2014 under the revised title of Knocked For Six.