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Church Ball (2006)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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 »

Goofs

In the third quarter of the championship game, we see that there is 2:17 left on the clock. The next shot of the scoreboard shows that there is 3:04 left in the same quarter. See more »

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Spoofs X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) See more »

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Cinematic tripe
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Trot out every stereotype and misrepresentation you've heard about semi-devout Mormons, and you'll see they've all starred in this ridiculous excuse for a film. Finally Kurt Hale's fortunes have changed (thank goodness) and hopefully it will be a long while before we see any of his features in theaters.

The cinematography was amateurish (I think they used a camcorder for some of the basketball scenes). The plot was limp and very unfunny. You really didn't understand why anyone did anything. It was like I had sand in my eyes, and a 300-pound lady was sitting on my face, it was that painful.

The only reason I didn't give this movie a negative rating was because the scale won't let me.


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