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

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

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In the first half of the championship, when Sam Weston is supposedly at home, he is seen defending on the field. 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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Spoofs Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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Written by Vaughan Penn and David Rhyne
Performed by Vaughan Penn
Courtesy of Meepers Music Records
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Better Than Bewitched As Anything Would Be
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's strange how people look at Will Farrell movies & think Will is the funny guy. Will is sometimes a weird guy (in fact in this soccer movie, he is a weird coach). But in most movies, Wills best moments are making others seem funny when they play off of him.

In this movie where the Bad News Bears do soccer in a way, Will Ferrell makes Mike Ditka look good. He makes Robert Duvall look good. He even makes the kids look good. Will is just pretty much himself, weird and a little out of touch with reality. Make that a whole lot out of touch with reality.

Still, the support he gets in this movie is priceless. The concept of the team arriving late at a soccer game in a Butcher truck all wearing bloody aprons is inspired. Some of the other things are creative & cute too. The films end is predictable, but a little different. Overall, it is entertaining for a young audience.

Mike Ditka should find some more movie work. He is pretty good in this, & is missed when he leaves the film for a while.


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