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"Monk" Mr. Monk and the Big Game (2006)

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Monk: Season 5: Episode 3 -- Julie's basketball coach is murdered, and Monk must step in as the new coach while trying to solve the case.


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Andy Breckman (creator)
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Original Air Date:
21 July 2006 (Season 5, Episode 3)
Monk coaches basketball while trying to solve a murder case. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk

Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger

Jason Gray-Stanford ... Lt. Randall Disher

Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer

Esteban Powell ... Aaron Hayden

Samantha Smith ... Coach Hayden

Judith Scott ... Principal Franklin

Emmy Clarke ... Julie Teeger

Jim O'Heir ... Park Ranger

Hayley Chase ... Emily C.

Molly McCook ... Emily J. (as Molly Mccook)

Anthony Holiday ... Referee

Jane Hajduk ... Attractive Mom

Jazz Raycole ... Kimberly

Jennifer Lawrence ... Mascot

Rey Herrera ... Newscaster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christine Fry ... Bee's Head Basketball Coach
Kristine Lacap ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Chris Long 
Writing credits
Andy Breckman (creator)

Jack Bernstein (written by)

Produced by
Andy Breckman .... executive producer
Jonathan Collier .... consulting producer
Scott Collins .... co-producer
Hy Conrad .... co-producer
Daniel Dratch .... producer (as Dan Dratch)
Fern Field .... co-executive producer
David Hoberman .... executive producer
Erik Lee .... associate producer
Douglas Nabors .... associate producer
Anthony Santa Croce .... producer
Tom Scharpling .... co-executive producer
Tony Shalhoub .... executive producer
Shana Stein .... associate producer
Sheridan Thayer .... co-producer
Joe Toplyn .... producer
Randy Zisk .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeff Beal 
Cinematography by
Anthony R. Palmieri (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Arge O'Neal 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
Production Design by
Chuck Parker 
Art Direction by
Bill Brownell  (as William E. Brownell)
Set Decoration by
Suzette Sheets 
Costume Design by
Ileane Meltzer 
Makeup Department
Ela Barczewska .... assistant make-up
Sharisse Fine .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Hooper .... key make-up
Maxine Morris .... key hair
Production Management
Anthony Santa Croce .... unit production manager
Todd Sharp .... executive in charge of production
Richard P. White .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando Altschul .... first assistant director
Lisa M. Rowe .... second assistant director
Colleen Casey .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Angelo M. Amodio .... leadman (as Angelo Amodio)
Marta Fernandez .... art department coordinator
Rich Hobaica .... property master
Jay Jergensen .... construction coordinator
Jason Lynch .... set designer
Oliver Doering .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Bret Ross .... swing gang boss (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert J. Anderson Jr. .... sound mixer (as Robert Anderson)
Tom Caton .... boom operator (as Tom Canton)
Joe Earle .... re-recording mixer
Fred Judkins .... supervising sound editor
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... re-recording mixer
Mark Cookson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
David Raymond .... sound utility (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Gaspar .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Kent Johnson .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Charlie Brewer .... stunt coordinator
Mike Massa .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip (as Stuart M. Abrahmson)
Craig Asato .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Billy Beaird .... best boy grip
Bonnie Blake .... camera operator: "b" camera
Armen Gharagozian .... dolly grip
Steve Greaves .... dolly grip
Greg McEachen .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Greg Mceachen)
Denis Moran .... camera operator
Thomas Pugh .... chief lighting technician
Ron Vargas .... first assistant camera
Shane Brott .... grip (uncredited)
Jerry Gregoricka .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Ben Peiny .... grip (uncredited)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Corbin Bronson .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brigit Jones .... set costumer
Bridget Ostersehlte .... costume supervisor
George Ward .... key costumer
Keith M. Wegner .... set costumer (as Keith Wegner)
Editorial Department
Geofrey Hildrew .... assistant editor
Richard Rodono .... assistant editor
Location Management
Mac Gordon .... location manager
Music Department
Randy Newman .... composer: "It's a Jungle Out There"
Randy Newman .... performer: "It's a Jungle Out There"
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jim Herbert II .... transportation captain (as Jim Herbert)
Daniel Quick .... transportation coordinator (as Dan Quick)
Other crew
Kelly Akers .... script supervisor
Corey Berg .... set medic
Hayley Helmreich .... production associate (as Hayley Kara Helmreich)
Debbie Holstein .... assistant production coordinator
Sheryl Johnson .... production accountant
Ann Kaiser .... production coordinator
Kim Meade .... assistant: David Hoberman
Jon Perkins .... technical advisor
Stefanie Preston .... writer's office coordinator - NJ
Salvatore Savo .... script coordinator (as Salvatore Savo - New Jersey)
Kristofer Kolpek .... key set production assistant (uncredited)
Kelly Lane .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Amanda Lensing .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nathan Maruccio .... craft service (uncredited)
Rob Morrone .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

44 min

Did You Know?

Jennifer Lawrence plays the Mascot in This episode. Before the shoot she told everyone that she was going to play Emily, but when she got there she was going to play the Mascot, and she told in an interview in 2016 that it was embarrassing for her.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Despite having evicted Natalie from the game, the referee walks by her at least twice after she takes off her Cougars mascot disguise and doesn't react.See more »
Adrian Monk:[sitting in Principal Franklin's office] Ah, this brings back memories. Sitting in the principal's office.
Natalie Teeger:You? I can't picture you being sent to the principal's office.
Adrian Monk:I wasn't sent. I used to go there on my own. To report on the troublemakers, I was Mr. Campman's eyes and ears. That's what he called me.
Natalie Teeger:Ummm, so you spied on other kids?
Adrian Monk:I was keeping the study hall safe for people like you. You're welcome.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
simply terrific, 10 October 2006
Author: elisabete-santos from Brazil

I started watching Monk not long ago, through cable TV. At first I was just amazed watching the main character do strange things. Then I couldn't stop watching the movies because it is the only TV show that really, really, really makes me laugh. At every show I get anxious to see what "comes next" when it comes to Monk's behavior. I think one of the most hilarious act was to see Monk ironing his shoelaces in the episode where he plays his assistant's assistant at a basketball game ! that was really funny ! I would like to compliment Mr. Jack Bernstein. I admire his ideas of acts one has never heard of ! Also, a special compliment goes to Mr. Shalhoub. He is the right guy to play that role, no doubt about it.

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