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Church Ball (2006)

PG | | Comedy, Sport | 17 March 2006 (USA)
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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Amy Stewart ...
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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17 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$464,991 (USA) (23 June 2006)
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Trivia

The telephone number on the sign advertising Jeremiah's house for sale is 867-5309, which refers to the Tommy Tutone song "Jenny (867-5309)." This phone number also appears in the other Halestorm films "The Singles Ward" and "The R.M." See more »

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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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References Buns of Steel (1987) See more »

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Written by Matt Mattson
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It was okay for a church ball fan
20 March 2006 | by (Utah, United States) – See all my reviews

The movie lived up to my expectations from the perspective of making light the saying 'No blood, no foul.' I appreciated the message developed along the way to reinforce the 'would-be, should-be' true purpose of the program.

I ask my Elder's quorum president every year if they'll be having a recreational league based team this year. If so, to sign me up. (They been the region champs three years in a row.) I think the story line could have been developed further. The hotrod/eaten scenes were cheesy.

Not great, but I think anyone that has participated in church ball will feel that they got their money's worth.


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