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)
Genre: Comedy
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

Trivia

  • 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.