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Church Ball (2006)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  17 March 2006 (USA)
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Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team... See full summary »

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Dennis Buckstead
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Bishop Linderman
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Gene Jensen
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Susan Buckstead
Ross Brockley ...
Mickey Morgan
Chad Long ...
Don Weaver
Stan Ellsworth ...
Jeremiah Jones
Steve Anderson ...
Thurman
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Nadar Nazbarechov
Curt Doussett ...
Bruce Bracken
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Blake Bracken
Thurl Bailey ...
Moses Mahoney
Mindy B. Young ...
Bertha (as Mindy Young)
Dillan Conrad ...
Billy Buckstead
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Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team to the Basketball Championship. Word from the top is that this is the last season of church ball and Bishop Linderman isn't about to have his team lose for the 20th year in a row in the last season of church ball history! What was supposed to strengthen the body, invigorate the mind and cultivate brotherly love seems to bring out the worst in these church-going ball players. Dennis must find a way to bring his team together and build unity along the way to win the championship or go down in church ball history as the worst team that ever played. Written by HaleStorm Entertainment

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It's not how you play the game....it's whether you win or lose. See more »

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Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$144,376 (USA) (17 March 2006)

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$464,991 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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The script went through nine drafts since the idea came about in 2002. See more »

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In the championship game, both the broadcasters' booth and the kids' playpen overlap onto the court by several inches. See more »

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Spoofs Rocky (1976) See more »

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Watch Your Back
Written and performed by Hell's Stains
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Dumb, but fun and true
21 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was dumb, but so much of it was true, and it had a good heart and a good ending. It seems to be a part of the gender to compete. And even when we don't compete, we watch. The younger guys play video games. I remember helping to take the rims down in the Stake Center because the basketball players would be trying to get the Relief Society and other groups to hurry up whatever their activity and get out of the Cultural Hall, even when the other groups had it reserved long in advance. The guys felt that they had a permanent reservation on the gym. And recruiting was true even for the youth teams. There were so many high school players playing on church teams, that the schools finally put out a rule against it.


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