Character: Charles Poole
Directed by Jake Szymanski
Written by Murray Miller
Produced by David Bernad, Murray Miller, Andy Samberg
Air Date: July 11, 2015 at HBO (US)
MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use, and language, some violence.
Runtime: 43 min
Synopsis: A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two of the greatest tennis players of all-time: Aaron Williams and Charles Poole. Focuses largely on the match where their rivalry reached a climax – Wimbledon 2001, 1st round – a match that took seven days.
Other cast: Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, David Copperfield, Chris Evert, Will Forte, John McEnroe, Soledad O’Brien, June Squibb, Serena Williams, Lena Dunham, Karen Gillan, Jon Hamm, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Dolph Lundgren
- Was shot in 3 days.
- The film is a pot shot on the real-life 2011 1st round Wimbledon tennis match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut, which lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and took 3 days to complete. John Isner won the 5th set 70-68.