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Kicking & Screaming (2005)

 -  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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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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All his life Phil Weston has dreamed of being on a winning team. Phil... your time has come. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,361,382 (Australia) (2 September 2005)
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Was shipped to some theaters under the name "The Winning Team". See more »

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Right after Phil gets punched by Mike Ditka, it shows him at his house. When he starts to cry after kissing his wife he says, "I'm in way over my head," but his mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Buck Weston: We've got balls!
Phil Weston: And vitamins!
Buck Weston: But mostly balls!
Phil Weston: [with all the kids from the Tigers and Gladiators teams]
Phil Weston: AND VITAMINS!
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YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION
Written by Peter Cetera, David Foster
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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If You're a Member of a Soccer Family, You'll Love It
22 November 2005 | by (Silicon Valley, United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a parent with kids in AYSO soccer, or a kid that plays(ed) the game, then you'll love this mindless, uplifting comedy about a coach going to the extreme to help his Tigers soccer team win. If you expect nothing more than that, then you'll enjoy yourself and have fun with this movie. The kids' soccer play has some real tricks, many of which our own kids tried during the next Saturday game! Kudos especially to Robert Duvall and Mike Ditka who really played their parts well and added a lot of variety to the movie so that it is not completely saturated with Will Ferrell (who also balanced his father/son roles well). A great family flick enjoyed by all, even the grandparents :)


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