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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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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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13 May 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$52,580,895 (USA) (29 July 2005)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Phil calls the team to the picnic benches after describing how they are slothful to Ditka, it is clear that the Goalie (Ryan) is one of the first to run over and sit down on a bench. In the next shot of the team, the Goalie is still walking to the bench. See more »

Quotes

Phil Weston: Are you a robot-woman? Are you a robot?
Barbara Weston: I am not a robot!
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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.8 (2015) See more »

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WALKIE TALKIE MAN
Written by Jacob Paul Adams, Brad Hanan Carter, Tyson Kennedy (as Tyson Noel Kennedy),
Jared Wrennall and Tim Scott Youngson
Performed by Steriogram
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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