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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Curtis Burch (written by)
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Release Date:
27 March 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Getting respect is one big goal! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rodney Dangerfield ... Chester Lee

Jackée Harry ... Julie Benson (as Jackée)

Jonathan Brandis ... Matthew / Martha

Ilene Graff ... Bess

Vinessa Shaw ... Kimberly Mullen

Tom Parks ... Dave Mullen

Jeannetta Arnette ... Glynnis Mullen
Crystal Cooke ... Nancy Larimer (as LaCrystal Cooke)
Jennifer Frances Lee ... Carmelita Chu
Vanessa Monique Rossel ... Tina Velez
Johna Stewart-Bowden ... Sally Anne Welfelt (as Johna Stewart)

Jandi Swanson ... Penny Pester
Nancy Parsons ... Coach Annie

Blake Clark ... Coach Bull

Tommy Lasorda ... Coach Cannoli
Carolyn McCabe ... Mrs. Yollick

Chuck McCann ... Bartender
E.D. Tyree ... Soda Shop Counterman

Chris Gunn ... Paul

Harry Basil ... D.J.
Mindy Wolpa ... Saleslady
Rita Kinsey ... Elderly Woman
Annette Marin ... Woman #1
Sue Leiser ... Woman #2 (as Susie Leiser)
Liz Jury ... Secretary
Michael K. Osborn ... Redneck
Pam Ward ... Liberal Woman
Timothy Rice ... Man #1
Leonard Wilson ... Man #2
Thomas Russel Anderson ... Man #3
G. Suzie Stewart ... Ladybug Mom
Jon Bowman ... Referee #1
Meghan Christine Muir ... Referee #2
Emilio Romero ... Referee #3

Susan Damante ... First Aid Woman (as Susan Shaw)
Sarah K. Deigert ... Flame Player
Tia Marlier ... Singer
Suzanne Nelson ... Singer
Lorrie Singer ... Singer
David Chan ... Softball Player #1
Matthew Shea ... Softball Player #2
Jon Welden James ... Softball Player #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Landesberg ... Dr. Von Kemp (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Soccer Mom (uncredited)
David Taylor ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Curtis Burch (written by)

Produced by
Harry Basil .... associate producer
Lloyd Bloom .... co-executive producer
Gray Frederickson .... executive producer
Andre Morgan .... producer
Albert S. Ruddy .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Michael Jay 
D.A. Young 
 
Cinematography by
Dan Burstall 
 
Film Editing by
Tim Board 
John W. Wheeler 
 
Casting by
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Robb Wilson King 
 
Set Decoration by
Penelope Rene Stames  (as Penny Stames)
 
Costume Design by
Isis Mussenden 
 
Makeup Department
Rosanne Bigelow .... hair stylist
Patti Dallas .... makeup artist
Mary L. Mastro .... hair stylist (as Mary L. Hart)
Dionne Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joe M. Aguilar .... unit production manager
Hwei-Chu Meng .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... first assistant director
Gail Joyce Fortmuller .... second assistant director
James M. Freitag .... first assistant director
Bob King .... second second assistant director (as Robert King)
 
Art Department
David P. Clemens .... carpenter
Tom Farnsworth .... scenic
Chris Fisher .... set swing gang
Susan MacDonald-Petersen .... property master
Karin Mirick .... scenic artist
John R. Perry .... property person
Jeff Petersen .... assistant property master
Ryan Plucknett .... carpenter
Paul Sjoberg .... set dresser
Jessica Staheli .... assistant property master
Victoria Stasica .... property person
 
Sound Department
Cindy Bassman .... sound effects apprentice
Jeffrey Cranford .... sound effects apprentice (as Jeff Cranford)
Joaquin Elizalde .... sound effects assistant
James Emerson .... sound mixer
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... sound effects assistant
Robert Glass .... sound re-recording mixer
Grover B. Helsley .... sound re-recording mixer
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor
Dave Lucas .... cable person
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor
Sharon Michaels .... foley artist
David Miranda .... foley mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Anthony Palk .... foley editor
Brent Rogers .... boom operator
Richard D. Rogers .... sound re-recording mixer
Norman B. Schwartz .... supervising dialogue editor
Corinne Sessarego .... adr editor
John Shouse .... dialogue editor
Rosemarie Wheeler .... adr editor
Les Wiggins .... supervising effects editor
Frank Fleming .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Debra Mazotti .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Baran .... first assistant camera
John Bramley .... still photographer
John Carlson .... grip
Garth Gunberg .... assistant chief lighting technician
Gary Hanstrom .... dolly grip
Jerry Jencks .... first company grip
Bradford Lipson .... chief lighting technician (as Brad Lipson)
Dave MacEachen .... electrician
Malcolm MacIntosh .... camera operator
John Mans .... second assistant camera
Jon McNulty .... electrician
Terry Moses .... grip
Douglas O'Kane .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Riffel .... electrician
Robert N. Sullivan .... first assistant camera
Renee Treyball .... second assistant camera
Sean Woodburn .... electrician
David Youngs .... second company grip
 
Casting Department
Julie Ashton .... casting assistant
Claudette Buelow .... location casting assistant
Peggy Larson .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon T. Brunn .... costume supervisor (as Sharon Brunn)
Sara Furie .... costumer
Melanie Hennerman .... seamstress
Christine Peters .... costumer
Kathleen A. Saunders .... set costumer
Katie Saunders .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Terry Hubbard .... first assistant editor
Julie Rogers .... first assistant editor
Holly Sachi .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor
Bob Bowman .... assistant music editor
Charlotte Georg .... stock music (as Richard Sterling)
Ole Georg .... stock music
Philip Giffin .... orchestrator
Nancy Lynn Hurlbut .... music coordinator
Jim Jacobsen .... stock music (as Luther Jordan)
Maria Newman .... musician
Sid Page .... orchestra contractor
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Dennis S. Sands .... score mixer
 
Transportation Department
Joe 'Stinky' Killian .... transportation captain
Gil Talamantes .... transportation coordinator
Dave West .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Cal Bartlett .... adr voice
Karen Beard .... location manager
David M. Bernstein .... set production assistant
Candice D. Campos .... production assistant (as Candice Campos)
Robert Clotworthy .... adr voice (as Rob Clotworthy)
Burr DeBenning .... adr voice
Lad DeGlopper .... assistant location manager
Diane Durant .... script supervisor (as Diane Durant-Kelly)
Teri Fettis-D'Ovidio .... production coordinator
Jim Gerwig .... caterer
Ida Lee Henderson .... production accountant
Vic Heutschy .... unit publicist
George Jordan .... adr voice
Jennifer Laub .... craft service
Kay Lenz .... adr voice
Anne Lockhart .... adr voice
Kamala Lopez .... adr voice
Mark Mishkin .... production assistant
Garry Moore .... technical advisor
Lysa Moser .... assistant production accountant
Michael S. Murphey .... film finances representative
Preston Rodgers .... production assistant
Bryan Saunders .... production assistant
Alexandra Suchecki .... assistant: Mr. Furie
Crystal Weaver .... assistant production coordinator
Andrew Michael Weiss .... production assistant
 

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue
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90 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the final game, some of the "girls" on the opposing team are clearly male actors wearing long curly wigs.See more »
Quotes:
Matthew:No, he's not a stranger. He's just strange.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Dangerfield's comedy kicks all the goals, 5 December 2012
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

Ladybugs is a movie you could go past, without realizing how funny it really is. A small cinema release in December of 92, it had. When it came around to watching it, in late 95, I'm glad I zoomed in on it. As always in Rodney's Dangerfield's movies, like Robin Williams adds his own lines, he adds his own jokes, and they go off like firecrackers. I don't think there's anything I haven't found funny from Dangerfield. Here in one of his funniest comedies, a lighthearted one, compared to the normal ones he did, and that wasn't many, he coaches a hopeless soccer team of young girls, one of them happening to his beautiful boss's daughter, Kimberly. And if Chester (Dangerfield) produces a winning team he'll be put in for a promotion, so it's a bit of a..kissing. Rodney says a great one liner about balls that cracked me up. I never realized how funny this movie would be. Chester who's met a new woman, and vying for the acceptance of her son (this happens to all stepdads and mothers) he really needs this promotion. He cons the son (late heart throb Jonathan Brandis) a skilled soccer player into coaching this pathetic girls soccer team. Only one catch, the son must dress like a girl. At first, averse to the idea, he's soon in a dress and wig, and Martha is born. Another complication, Martha falls for Kimberly. Certain predicaments provide laughs, like when all the girls are invited back to Kimberly's place as they are skinny dipping, or when Martha's changing into a dress, in certain places, like female washrooms or dressing stalls, or even throttling a punching ball in front of stunned onlookers. Or when Kimberly shows up unannounced at Martha's, where Brandis is forever changing, as Rodney and his much better half return home. Even Rodney, who makes one hell of an ugly woman, has to pose as a female to get Martha out of Kimberly's house. Jackee' (Rodney's work colleague) is a hoot too, providing the laughs with after remarks aimed at Rodney. Nancy Parsons, the crazed coach of the other girl soccer team who are miles and miles better, very much resembles characteristics of her Ball breaker character from her Porky's days. Rodney sends a string of jokes her way that his boss finds equally amusing. Also the intercut scenes, with Brandis in a ice cream shop and Dangerfield in a bar telling the owners their problems, where their words are misinterpreted, Dangerfield's getting him kicked out with the funniest misunderstood line I've ever heard in my life. Ladybugs is a comedy treat for the whole family. I suggest zipping down to the DVD shop and hiring it, if you can find it. If your lucky to see a copy of it in the ex rental video section, buy it. Please! You won't be disappointed. Ladybugs, a whole movie of laughs, is runner up to Dangerfield's supreme hit, Back to School.

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