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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)  »

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Kicking and Screaming  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$52,580,895 (USA) (29 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

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

Phil Weston: I was born a baby, a blank slate. I thought I was in control of my own destiny, and then I met my dad.
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Referenced in Kicking & Screaming: From Rome to Hollywood (2005) See more »

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RIDE
Written by Craig Nicholls
Performed by The Vines
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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it wasn't all that bad...
11 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

there seems to be a lot of people out there who just don't get how certain movies are aimed at certain audiences. This movie was very funny, but not in a dirty, adult way. It was more like Elf in that it was aimed at kids and it was pretty tame with the comedy. I liked it, and it is just a silly movie and shouldn't be taken as a piece of theatrical art. Some people need to lighten up. will Ferrell is very funny, and you can see how a lot of his stuff is ad libbed, and that might be a certain type of comedy only appreciated by certain people, but I enjoyed it, and will continue to do so as I got the DVD and there are some good outtakes and deleted scenes on that as well...Don't over analyze movies too much, that can take the enjoyment out of a lot of movies.


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