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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Curtis Burch (written by)
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Release Date:
27 March 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
NewsDesk:
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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)
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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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue
Runtime:
90 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Chester is thrown out of the bar, it goes from day (interior shot) to night (as he is thrown on the sidewalk).See more »
Quotes:
[Chester is helping Matthew adjust his wig in a dressing room while a lady outside eavesdrops]
Chester:Just remember, we gotta be careful. I don't want your mother to find out, she'll kill me.
Matthew:God, I can't believe I'm doing this!
Chester:Don't worry, I'll be finished soon.
Matthew:Ow! Take it easy, that hurts!
Chester:Don't worry, if it's too tight you'll get used to it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.63" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tango For TwoSee more »

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The Ultimate Movie Review! - http://tss5078.blogspot.com - @tss5078, 14 May 2013
Author: Tss5078 from United States

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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