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Ladybugs (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  27 March 1992 (USA)
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To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

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Julie Benson (as Jackée)
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Matthew / Martha
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Bess
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Dave Mullen
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Nancy Larimer (as LaCrystal Cooke)
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Carmelita Chu
Vanessa Monique Rossel ...
Tina Velez
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Sally Anne Welfelt (as Johna Stewart)
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Chester Lee must take on the coaching duties of his company's employee daughters soccer team in order to impress his boss. Desperate for success, he enlists the aid of a "ringer", his fiancées son! Wackiness ensues. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Futebol Só para Mulheres  »

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$14,796,494 (USA)
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At the final game, some of the "girls" on the opposing team are clearly male actors wearing long curly wigs. See more »

Quotes

Dave Mullen: You have five seconds to get Kimberly out of there.
[Chester hesitates]
Dave Mullen: There's nothing to think about. Get her out of there.
Chester: Look, we're not in your office now. Out here, I call the shots.
Dave Mullen: Looks like I misjudged you, Chester. I guess you don't care about your future with this company.
Chester: Right now, all I care about is this team.
Dave Mullen: Chester, you've forgotten what's important to you.
Chester: I didn't forget. You forgot. What's more important? That strangers look up to you or your own kid? Kimberly's playing ...
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The Ultimate Movie Review! - http://tss5078.blogspot.com - @tss5078
14 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We all have our own guilty pleasure, most of them we never admit to, however I will admit one now. I have loved this movie ever since I was a kid. Now that I've watched it as an adult, I can admit that it is one terrible movie, but it still had me laughing as hard as I did when I was 10 years old. In Ladybugs, Rodney Dangerfield plays a salesman who is asked to coach his company sponsored, girls soccer team, but he had no idea what he was in for. The other coaches are ruthless, the parents are insane, and worst of all his team is terrible, so what is a comedian to do? He gets his girlfriends, athletic, 14 year old son to dress up as a girl and join the team. The son is played by teen heartthrob Jonathan Brandis, who I became a huge fan of during the show Seaquest DSV. Brandis was absolutely hysterical as the teenage son, playing a teenage daughter. Some of his lines, along with his interactions with Dangerfield are pure comic genius. As for Dangerfield, while he was a legendary stand-up comedian, he was a terrible actor. The next logical step for a great stand-up comic is acting, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, and while Dangerfield has some pretty funny lines, he is one of the worst acting comedians I have ever seen. The story here is a unique and interesting one, in a context that is most definitely not meant for younger kids. There are some funny lines and more laughs to be had at the ridiculousness of the situation, but besides that, this is not a great movie. I gave it an even rating, but when it comes to this film, I am biased by my admiration for the late Jonathan Brandis and my fondness for this film I have loved, since my childhood.


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