Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  9 April 2009 (Australia)
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A high school janitor has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro. He begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits and leads them to the Nebraska State Championships.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Pimble
Tim Williams ...
Dick Daubert
Burke Nibbons
Maricar Magwill
Vincent Coleman Taylor ...
Kevin Jones (as Vincent Taylor)
Bryan Mitchell ...
Randy King
Remington Dewan ...


Gary, an overzealous high school janitor (Seann William Scott), who has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro, begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits after the high school tennis coach (Randy Quaid) drops dead. With his unorthodox coaching style, Gary must try and lead them to the Nebraska State Championships. Written by Grant Prunster

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Small balls. Big ambition.


Comedy | Sport

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Australia)  »

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(European Film Market)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


To date, the last film to feature Randy Quaid. See more »


When Gary was in Chang's home, Chang asked his grandpa in Mandarin Chinese with thick US accent, and his grandpa answered it in Vietnamese. So clearly, those two don't speak the same language. See more »


Gary: Fuck football, fuck the huskers, and fuck all of you!
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References American Pie (1999) See more »


Fancy Footwork
Written by David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel
Performed by Chromeo
Courtesy of Vice Records
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great choice for a boys night in (with a couple of beers)
2 January 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK, so this isn't exactly the next deer hunter. but i was hugely entertained by this flick. out of nowhere a night in turned into a night of complete hilarity.

if you're in the mood for something with depth, this isn't exactly the film for you. But for the light hearted comedy this film provides, it definitely deserves to show up as a blip on the viewers radar! Surprisingly i found a few fairly brilliant lines in this films and if you look past the slightly weak direction you will find an immenecely entertaining performance from sean william and a brilliantly entertaining film.

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