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Kicking & Screaming (2005)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sport  |  13 May 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elliott Cho ...
Byong Sun (as Elliot Cho)
Erik Walker ...
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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 »


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kicking and Screaming  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$143,494 (Australia) (5 August 2005)


$1,361,382 (Australia) (2 September 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Will Ferrell stated this is his favorite of his films, for sentimental reasons- throughout the span of the shoot, his wife became pregnant with, and gave birth to, their first son. He said he filmed specifically imagining watching the movie with his child one day. See more »


When Phil & Buck are in the basement playing darts, Buck throws a bullseye, then pulls his darts from the board, thus leaving the board free of darts. Phil's first ensuing throw lands in the neon sign, breaking it. Buck throws his dart and lands a bullseye, but there are two other darts in the bullseye circle in the close-up. See more »


Phil Weston: Well, if it isn't Porkface Jones. I can eat a box of cookies tonight. Can you do that? No. Because you're nothin' but a fart-faced kid.
[kid starts attacking him]
Phil Weston: GET HIM OFF ME!
[someone pulls kid off]
Phil Weston: That's like the little jackal from hell!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 March 2015 (2015) See more »


Written by Frankie Sullivan, Jim Peterik
Performed by Survivor
Courtesy of Rude Music, Inc.
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Hilarious sports film...
21 March 2007 | by (Brandon,Florida) – See all my reviews

Watching this film made me remember when Mike Ditka was on the sidelines shouting and swearing off his own players when they didn't meet his demands. Will Farrel's performance was wacky and funny considering the fact he was competing against his dad (Robert Duvall in a nice spot). Anyone who likes soccer will find this film entertaining for a change along with Bend it Like Beckham. The kids on all the teams did their best on and off the field. If there would of been better props, we could say this movie could equal Little Giants(1994), another good comic sports film.Between a one two ten, I give a seven and a half thanks to the director's effort to bring in Mike Ditka to help out.

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