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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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Charles Higgins
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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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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor

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Kosár, életre-halálra!  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,376, 19 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$464,991, 25 June 2006
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The script went through nine drafts since the idea came about in 2002. See more »

Goofs

When the scoreboard shows 3:03 left in the third quarter of the championship game, "Hot Rod" Hundley is heard saying that there is "3:03 left in the half." See more »

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References Buns of Steel (1987) See more »

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Things You Knew Wanted
Written by Dustin Christensen
Performed by Dean Summerwind
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It was okay for a church ball fan
20 March 2006 | by 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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