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Kicking & Screaming (2005)

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating...

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Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating...

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One man could lead this team to glory. . . That man was busy See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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13 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kicking and Screaming  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,159,925 (USA) (13 May 2005)

Gross:

$52,580,895 (USA) (29 July 2005)
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Trivia

Many of the names on the kids' jerseys are those of crew members, such as Apatow (producers Judd Apatow and Mia Apatow) and Watson (assistant director Jonathan Watson). See more »

Goofs

Phil gets a black eye from Mike Ditka, but the next day when it shows Phil talking to Ditka- the black eye is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

[Referee's hairpiece falls off; Byong Sun picks it up and puts it on]
Byong Sun: Look at me! I'm the Ref! I'm the Ref!
Referee: [chasing him] You little... give it back!
Phil Weston: [grabs it off Byong Sun and gives back] Sorry about that.
Bald Soccer Dad: How much do you think one of those things costs?
Phil Weston: I have no idea.
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Connections

Referenced in Kicking & Screaming: From Rome to Hollywood (2005) See more »

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RUN AROUND
Written by John Popper
Performed by Blues Traveler
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Decent, but not Anchorman or Elf
9 May 2006 | by (behind you.) – See all my reviews

Kicking and Screaming was decent. Will Ferrel plays the son of a dad who WILL NOT lose to ANYONE (Robert Duvall). He takes over coaching his son's Little League soccer team and goes nuts trying to win at all costs.

Kicking & Screaming seemed like it wanted to be the Anchorman of kid's movies, but it just lost me. There were some really funny parts, one involving the team needing to help out at the Italian kids family butcher shop, but overall, it just tried to hard to be a quirky movie that adults and kids would enjoy.

All in all, not Will Ferrel's best movie, but definitely not horrible. A good saterday night rental.


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