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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach -- A despondent former tennis pro finds work as a school janitor and ends up coaching the tennis team.
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach -- Gary Houseman (Scott) is an overenthusiastic high school janitor who steps-up to lead the school's loser tennis team to the state finals when the acting coach drops dead.

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Writers (WGA):
Andy Stock (written by) &
Rick Stempson (written by)
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Release Date:
9 April 2009 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
Small balls. Big ambition.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Seann William Scott ... Gary Houseman

Randy Quaid ... Coach Lew Tuttle

Brando Eaton ... Mike Jensen

Emilee Wallace ... Jenny Tuttle

A.D. Miles ... Steve Pimble

Leonor Varela ... Norma Sanchez
Tim Williams ... Dick Daubert

Ryan Simpkins ... Amy Daubert

Conor Donovan ... Burke Nibbons

Allen Evangelista ... Maricar Magwill

Justin Chon ... Joe Chang
Vincent Coleman Taylor ... Kevin Jones (as Vincent Taylor)
Bryan Mitchell ... Randy King
Remington Dewan ... Paul the Videographer

Meredith Eaton ... Mrs. Tuttle

Jon Overgaauw ... Brad Tuttle (as Jon Overgaaw)
Tricia Bergan ... Stephie the Stripper
Ven Phana ... Grandpa Chang

Brent Anderson ... Bill Jenson
Annalee Langham ... Mrs. Jenson

Zach Thatcher ... Ronny Jenson
Joseph Dwyer ... Tommy Tremble

Gerold Wunstel ... Franz the Tennis Umpire (as Gerold Markus Wunstel)

Daniel Ross Owens ... Jeffrey Vanier (as Daniel Ross)

Dani Dwyer ... Sexy Blonde at Harvest Dance (as Danielle Dwyer)
Jack Newman ... Southpoint Coach

Jerry Haynes ... Stringerman

Deke Anderson ... Gil Houseman

Chandler Canterbury ... Gary Houseman (8 Years)

Colby Canterbury ... Dwight Houseman (11 Years)
Garrett Graham ... Gary's College Teammate 1 (as Garret Graham)
Clayton Kjos ... Gary's College Teammate 2
Eduardo DeLeon ... Mexican Tennis Player
Roland Uribe ... Mexican Umpire (as Hector Roland Uribe)
Cristal Dominguez ... Mexican Stripper

Tiger Darrow ... Triangle Girl in Tuttle's Class

Emily Cunningham ... Crying Girl in Hallway
Jamel Thomas ... Paramedic

Paul R. Keith ... Speaker at Funeral
Daniel Dwyer ... Golfer
Alan Swann ... Male Parent at Sports Meeting
Matthew Posey ... Male Parent 2 at Sports Meeting
Heather Garfinkle ... Angry Female Football Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Riley ... Southpoint Tennis Player
Bryan Aguinaga ... Mourner (uncredited)

Heath Allyn ... Mourner (uncredited)
Max Alpar ... Southpoint Teammate (uncredited)

Ro' Black ... Courtside Spectator (uncredited)

Brian Bogart ... Boy at Dance (uncredited)
JenelleRae Cardenas ... Tennis Fan (uncredited)

Kevin Crank ... Minister (uncredited)
Shea Delaney ... Tennis Spectator (uncredited)
Kelley Estes ... Mourner / Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Michelangelo Flores ... Zapatista / Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Pablo D. Flores ... Zapatista Rebel (uncredited)

Evan Gamble ... Gary at 15 (uncredited)

Matthew Garth II ... Bar Guy (uncredited)
Gina Garza ... Tennis Fan (uncredited)

Jorge A. Jimenez ... Mexican Player at Bar (uncredited)
Hillary Johnston ... Spectator (uncredited)

Sterling Knight ... Opposing Team Tennis Player (uncredited)

Lauren Lee ... Mourner / Tennis Fan (uncredited)

Ryan Lee ... Mourner / Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Brandon Lilly ... Bar Brawler (uncredited)
Robert E. Martinez ... Zapatista / Bar Patron (uncredited)
Rupert-Anthony Ortiz ... High School Fan (uncredited)
Marco J. Ramirez ... Mexican Tennis Player (uncredited)
Rachel Beth Reznick ... Spectator (uncredited)
Andrew Rice ... Track Team Runt (uncredited)
Celeste Roberts ... Parent (uncredited)
Ernesto Rosas ... Zapatista Rebel / River Crosser (uncredited)
Sebastian Rosas ... Mexican Paint Huffer (uncredited)
Macy Salasel ... Student (uncredited)

Tiger Sheu ... Student (uncredited)
Suzanne M. Smith ... Teacher (uncredited)

Scott A. Stevens ... Courtside Spectator (uncredited)
Justin Summers ... Student (uncredited)

Lindsay Van de Kirk ... Mourner (uncredited)
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Directed by
Danny Leiner 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Andy Stock (written by) &
Rick Stempson (written by)

Produced by
Robbie Ferguson .... associate producer
Graham Larson .... executive producer
Danny Leiner .... executive producer
Aram Moezinia .... co-executive producer
Peter Morgan .... executive producer
Michael G. Nathanson .... producer (as Michael Nathanson)
John Penotti .... producer
Matthew H. Rowland .... executive producer (as Matthew Rowland)
Seann William Scott .... producer
Fisher Stevens .... executive producer
Tim Williams .... executive producer
Michael C. Young .... co-executive producer (as Michael Young)
 
Original Music by
John Swihart 
 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Rohrs 
 
Casting by
Justine Baddeley 
Kim Davis-Wagner  (as Kim Davis)
 
Production Design by
Steve Rosenzweig 
 
Art Direction by
Rob Simons 
 
Set Decoration by
Joaquin A. Morin 
 
Costume Design by
Leeann Radeka 
 
Makeup Department
Bridget Cook .... hair department head
Becki Drake .... first assistant makeup artist
Sharon Ray Ely .... hair stylist
Terri Ewton .... first assistant hair stylist
Suzi Ostos .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Janice F. Sperling .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doug Carter .... second second assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. .... first assistant director
Daniel Ramos .... first assistant director: second unit
Katie Tull .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Amy Bell .... set decoration buyer
Josh Crist .... set dresser
Fred Daniel .... art department coordinator
Travis Eisenberg .... gang boss
Ryan Falkner .... storyboard artist
Jeff Hinds .... set dresser
Elliott Hostetter .... on-set dresser
Nyima Johnston .... buyer
Ian Sebastian Kasnoff .... lead man
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Marcus LaPorte .... set dresser
David Menefee .... carpenter
Victoria Ramirez .... props assistant
Jeremy Reeves .... set dresser
Cody Schibi .... storyboard artist
Marvin Schroeder .... props
Charles Seale .... carpenter
Jenni Wieland .... etch-a-sketch artist
Koen Wooten .... property master
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... sound mixer
Steven Avila .... sound effects editor
Ethan Beigel .... adr mixer
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Russell Creak .... foley editor
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... sound effects editor
Christopher Eakins .... sound editor: final mix
Michael Ferdie .... dialogue supervisor
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephanie Goldstein .... assistant sound editor
Jeff Kushner .... sound designer
Jeff Kushner .... supervising sound editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Nick Neutra .... foley supervisor
Jeffrey Sargent .... loop group recordist
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Jacqui Siler .... assistant sound editor
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator
Hodar Wise .... assistant dialogue editor (as Hodar 'the' Wise)
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Wes Aylor .... special effects technician
Robert Brown .... special effects technician
Everett Byrom III .... special effects supervisor
Brandon Campbell .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... visual effects
Hoon Bae .... visual effects
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
Dana Marin Fisher .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Howey .... visual effects
Aaron Kaminar .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Amadeus Kim .... digital cleanup artist (as Paul Kim)
Cameron Thomas .... visual effects
Vivian Wei .... visual effects: Reality Check Studios
Richard Servello .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jon Overgaauw .... stunts
Jeff Schwan .... stunt coordinator
Bonham White .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Andrus .... rigging key grip
Graham Bremner .... grip
Trey Cartwright .... electrician
Patrick B. Coate .... film loader
Eric Cunningham .... electrician
Theda Cunningham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ian Ellis .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Eschberger .... electrician
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Janet Jensen .... electrician
Willie Kinsey .... light board operator
Mark Manthey .... gaffer
Matthew McGinn .... additional second assistant camera
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera
Paul Pryor .... additional second assistant camera
Van Redin .... still photographer
Justin Reusch .... camera intern
Froylan Reyes Jr. .... electrician
Brandon Roberts .... set lighting technician
Justin Seyb .... electrician
Peter Simonite .... camera operator: "a" camera
Greg Travis .... rigging gaffer/best boy
Leif E. Ulvog .... grip
Steve Urban .... grip
Ezra Venetos .... best boy grip
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... key grip
Sean Wright .... dolly grip
Thomas Young .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Simonite .... director of photography: 2nd unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Letty Chavarria .... extras casting coordinator
Sarah Dowling .... local casting assistant
Amy Grappell .... local casting
Kevin Kray .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nyima Johnston .... costumer
Kortney Lawlor .... costume assistant
Rachael Ohman .... set costumer
Jillian Paul .... costume production assistant
Taylor Rierden .... key costumer
Mirin Soliz .... costume shop supervisor
Mirin Soliz .... wardrobe trailer
Yvonne Wilburn .... shopper
 
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... digital intermediate editor
Jake Cohen .... first assistant editor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
David Graubard .... digital intermediate senior systems engineer
Ken O'Keefe .... first assistant editor
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor: digital intermediate
Jed Strahm .... post-production coordinator
Chris Ward .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Michael Brake .... music editor
Maarten Hofmeijer .... music editor
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Hyesu Yang .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Mark Crosby .... driver
John McLaughlin .... transportation co-captain
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation captain
Terry R. Owens .... transportation coordinator
Jack Jay Reece .... driver: production van (as Jay Reece)
Jonathan Wensel .... transportation
 
Other crew
Peter Atherton .... location scout
Ken Beggs .... head animal trainer
Debbie Bilski .... key craft service
Danny Bress .... assistant to Mr.Scott
Krysti Burkemper .... production secretary
Mary Beth Chambers .... production assistant (as Mary Beth Meadows)
Robert Christoffersen .... location manager
John P. Crowley .... key assistant location manager
Sean Dryke .... assistant: Mr. Nathanson
Julie Duffell .... assistant: Mr. Nathanson
Amanda Essick .... assistant: Mr. Penotti
Jenny Goddard-Garcia .... location intern (as Jenny Goddard)
Rebecca Hedrick .... assistant: Mr. Rowland
Jaehi Jung .... title designer
Katherine Knox .... assistant production coordinator
Brian Kornreich .... business & legal executive
Todd Korody .... systems engineer
Bill Lanier .... production assistant: cast
Andrea Lazard .... production assistant (as Andrea Johnson)
Shane Mallory .... production assistant
Annie Marter .... director of development: GreeneStreet Films
Ilana McAllister .... key production accountant
Rusty Nye .... location assistant
Matt Portner .... assistant: Mr. Penotti
Van Robichaux .... production assistant
Kerem Sanga .... production assistant
Brooke Satrazemis .... script supervisor
Marvin Schroeder .... weapons master
M.K. Shaw .... payroll accountant
Jonathan Shukat .... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Damon Speidel .... craft service assistant
Max Sturgeon .... set key production assistant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Monica Walters .... location manager
Aaron Weiss .... assistant: business & legal affairs: Greenestreet Films
Jenni Wieland .... first assistant accountant
Leigh A. Wilbourn .... production coordinator
Melissa Wyler .... consultant: tennis
Rusty Nye .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Scott Edgecombe .... special thanks
Ian Hochberg .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gary the Tennis Coach" - UK (imdb display title), USA (working title)
"Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use
Runtime:
Germany:87 min (European Film Market) | USA:92 min
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Trivia:
Despite being direct-to-DVD in the US, the film was shown in theaters in Iceland.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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References American Pie (1999)See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
funny, 13 July 2013
Author: kai ringler from United States

Randy Quaid, and Sean William Scott what a pairing they need to be in more movies together,, they just play so well off of each other.. there are so many laughs in this movie, i'm lucky I wasn't at the theater because I would have snorted my soda and choked on my popcorn. the story is pretty straight forward, the Tennis Coach, Randy Quaid, needs an assistant and Stiffler is chosen to help, in part because he used to play tennis,, he helps out the coach, and eventually inherits the team when the coach has a heart attack,, next up is the state finals for the tennis championship, he has to teach a bunch of losers how to play good tennis,, and learn how to compete as a team... very funny movie with a lot of serious adult humor, no child under 16 should see this,, for crude sexual innuendo.

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