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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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Byong Sun (as Elliot Cho)
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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,159,925 (USA) (15 May 2005)

Gross:

$52,580,895 (USA) (31 July 2005)
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Trivia

The baby in the beginning that is supposed to be Will Ferrell's character is actually a girl. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Phil Weston: [to Mark] How many sarcastic pills did you take this morning?
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Connections

References The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

ZUMA ZUMA BACA LA
Written by Paolo Citarella
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License From EMI Film & Television Music
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A formulaic cliché, true. But also a colourful, honest, and straightforward entertainment. I liked it.
31 July 2005 | by (Great Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. Sometimes a 'simple' movie can be colourful enough, and entertaining enough, without having to be great or artsy. 'Kicking and Screaming' was very formulaic. I actually found myself predicting each step and outcome as the plot unfolded--- the adult abused child, his dad, and his son, and the three generations colliding. The re-play of the overbearing father thing, the adult man vowing to never be like his father, but then getting accidentally caught up in the same dynamic himself. then the sports movie redemption, etc., etc.

It sounds like a cliché, and it is--- but, oddly, I found myself more surprised than annoyed as each cliché denouement surfaced. I kept thinking, as the cliché loomed--- 'Nahhhh... they wouldn't do that. There must be some slick tricky twist coming up.' Nope. No twists, no tricks--- all the clichés play through exactly like you expected them to. But there was a certain courage and honesty about that, which I greatly admired. They had a simple, straight-forward, no-nonsense formula story, which they played out exactly as that. It was very honest.

Robert Duvall--- always great. Will Ferrell, always funny. Mike Ditka, as an actor--- he's a great football coach.


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