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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tennis | school | janitor | coach | voyeur | See All (35) »


Small balls. Big ambition.


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Gary the Tennis Coach  »

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(European Film Market)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite being direct-to-DVD in the US, the film was shown in theaters in Iceland. See more »


In the final match, Cappy is instructed to stand inside the service box while he is being served to. This is against the rules of tennis. See more »


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


Written by Chris McCredie, Dominic Moscatello, Michael Owen, Brian Sheerin and Greg Russell
Performed by Mower
Courtesy of Suburban Noize Records
By exclusive arrangement with Heyday Media Group
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Great comedy
20 December 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie very much and i think that this is a classic Sean William Scot movie. I admit that some bits of the movie have been done before and there are a lot of clichés in it. The movie really could have used some new jokes.... I really wasn't expecting more than what i have seen in the last comedies of Sean William Scot and in some way it met my expectation. Also i think that Sean William Scot didn't perform at his best and sometimes the acting wasn't that great. For people who are looking for something more than a funny movie i advice them to look somewhere else.

I rate it 7/10 because it could have been better.

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