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It took a bunch of girls to make him man up.
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Cast

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Sam Rockwell ... Bill

Emma Roberts ... Abby

Rob Corddry ... Terry

Emily Rios ... Kathy

Rooney Mara ... Wendy

Jessica Hecht ... Stacey

Connor Paolo ... Damon
Meaghan Witri ... Tamra

Melanie Hinkle ... Mindy

Shana Dowdeswell ... Molly
Vanessa Gordillo ... Flor

Shareeka Epps ... Lisa

Margo Martindale ... Donna

Melissa Graver ... New Rome Forward

Caitlin Colford ... Trish

Clarke Thorell ... Prairie Hill Coach

Rod Brogan ... Rick

Kevin Breznahan ... Joel

Brian Berrebbi ... Manager

Rhonda Keyser ... Uno's Waitress

Sara Chase ... Outback Waitress
William Wiggins ... Teenager
Brooke Sidkoff ... Cindy

Colby Minifie ... Teen Girl

Colleen Broomall ... New Rome Center
Jennifer Regan ... Concerned Mother

Devin Ratray ... Security Officer

Ed Jewett ... Announcer

Marceline Hugot ... Dr. Parsons

E.J. Carroll ... Male Announcer

Seth Herzog ... Mascot

Lynn Mancinelli ... Cheerleader / Dancer #1

Pauline Sherrow ... Cheerleader / Dancer #2
Angelina Aucello ... Cheerleader Dancer #3
Robert Keir ... Arcade Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Beltz ... Van Hunt basketball player (uncredited)

James Thomas Bligh ... Prairie Hill Assistant Coach-John Casey (uncredited)

Franco Bulaon ... Mexican Gang member (uncredited)

Angie Bullaro ... New Rome Warrior Guard (uncredited)

Kevin Cannon ... Players Parent (uncredited)

JR Carter ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)

Kelli Chaves ... New Rome Center (uncredited)
Gary Cherkassky ... Joel (uncredited)
Bradley Clarke ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)
Lisa Chiariello Coons ... Basketball game spectator (uncredited)

Marmee Cosico ... Extra (uncredited)
Adriene Couvillion ... Prairie Hill Cheerleader (uncredited)
Santo D'Asaro ... New Rome Assistant Coach (uncredited)
Daniel Fainman ... Fan (uncredited)

Luciana Faulhaber ... Van Hunt Basketball Player (uncredited)
Amy Garay ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)

Chelsey Garner ... Basketball Player (uncredited)
Stefanie Grassley ... New Rome Cheerleader (uncredited)
Janis Grossman ... Basketball game spectator (uncredited)
Sharon Gruber ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)

Pamela Guthrie ... Grandma Tilly (uncredited)

Laura Hammer ... Fort Gary Basketball Player (uncredited)
Cassie Hansen ... New Rome Cheerleader (uncredited)
Maura Ruth Hashman ... Littleton Basketball Player (uncredited)

Ingrid Johnson ... Tamra's Mom (uncredited)
Christopher King ... Assitant Coach Van Hunt (uncredited)
Anna Kuchma ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)

Danya LaBelle ... New Rome basketball player (uncredited)

Shelby Lackman ... Fort Gary Basketball Player (uncredited)
Lynn Lamanno ... Mindy & Wendy's Mom (uncredited)

Jonathan Lang ... Knights' Mascot / Prairie Hill Corn Mascot (uncredited)

Dominick LaRuffa Jr. ... Lunchroom Student (uncredited)
Bobby Lundon ... Boy Spectator with Popcorn (uncredited)
James Malone ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)

Stacey Maltin ... Middling Shooting Guard (uncredited)

Chelsea Marino ... Fort Gary Point Guard (uncredited)
Ralph Meyer ... Mindy & Wendy's Dad (uncredited)

Ella Mische ... Missy - Van Hunt Basketball Player (uncredited)
Ashley Nardozi ... Cheerleader (uncredited)

Ella Jane New ... Jen (uncredited)

Thelma O'Leary ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Christine Osterhoudt ... Basketball Fan (uncredited)
Mauricio Ovalle ... Security Guard (uncredited)
Corinne Palermo ... Prairie Hill Cheerleader (uncredited)

Sophia Paulmier ... Point Guard for the Fort Garry Nights (uncredited)
Sarah Purtzer ... Susan - Prairie Hill Basketball Player (uncredited)

Dawn Ressy ... Basketball game spectator (uncredited)

Enrique Sebastian Rivas ... Mexican Gang member (uncredited)
Clifford Rivera ... Mexican Gang Member (uncredited)
Celeste Rojas ... Basketball Game Spectator (uncredited)

Daniel B. Roy ... Simon (uncredited)
Noriko Sato ... Point Guard - Huskers (uncredited)

Harry L. Seddon ... H.S. Basketball Announcer (uncredited)
Lourdes Torres ... Mexican Gang Member (uncredited)
Alicia Tsai ... Female Basketball Player (uncredited)

Danicah Waldo ... Lunchroom Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
James C. Strouse 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James C. Strouse (written by)

Produced by
Kara Baker .... producer
Jamie Carmichael .... executive producer
Daniel Crown .... executive producer
Joy Goodwin .... co-producer
Andrea Grano .... executive producer
Joseph Grano .... executive producer (as Joseph C. Grano)
Pamela Hirsch .... executive producer
Erick Kwak .... executive producer
Riva Marker .... co-producer
Nic Marshall .... associate producer
Galt Niederhoffer .... producer
Jeanne O'Brien-Ebiri .... executive producer (as Jeanne O'Brien)
George Paaswell .... co-producer
Nick Quested .... executive producer
Celine Rattray .... producer
Sam Rockwell .... executive producer
Mikki Raphael Rosenberg .... associate producer (as Mikki Rosenberg)
Reagan Silber .... executive producer
David Sweeney .... executive producer
Daniela Taplin Lundberg .... producer
Gia Walsh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Shearmur  (as Edward Shearmur)
 
Cinematography by
Frank G. DeMarco  (as Frankie DeMarco)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Klotz 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Stephen Beatrice 
 
Art Direction by
Matthew Munn 
 
Set Decoration by
Cristina Casanas 
 
Costume Design by
Victoria Farrell  (as Victoria Farrell)
 
Makeup Department
Cyndie Boehm .... key makeup artist
Joel Mendenhall .... additional makeup artist
Barbara Sansone .... key hair stylist
Mark Schmidt .... hair department head
Jason Shur .... additional hair stylist
Leo Won .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
George Paaswell .... unit production manager
Anita Sum .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marta Forns-Escudé .... second second assistant director
Scott Larkin .... second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director (as Curtis A. Smith Jr.)
 
Art Department
Jose Amor .... carpenter
Luis Cortes .... set dresser
Rory Delillo .... set dresser
Thomas A. Delillo .... leadman (as Tom Delillo)
Shannon Finnerty .... on-set dresser
Warren Jorgensen .... charge scenic
Nic Mevoli .... assistant property master
Gregory D. Neumunz .... set dresser (as Gregory Neumunz)
John Paul .... camera scenic
Yancy Rodriguez .... art department production assistant
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Max Sherwood .... property master
Cheryl Stewart .... scenic foreman
Richard Peete .... props (uncredited)
R. Zachary Shildwachter .... additional set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
David Briggs .... adr editor
David Briggs .... dialogue editor
Paul Capuano .... dolby engineer
Rachel Chancey .... foley editor
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound designer
Anguibe Guindo .... boom operator
Ken Ishii .... sound mixer
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Cate Montana .... dialogue editor
Jeanne Sison .... audio producer
Alex Soto .... assistant sound editor
Michael Suarez .... adr technician
Rusty Dunn .... sound designer (uncredited)
Dann Fink .... adr loop group director (uncredited)
Jason Gaya .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Nathan Lindsey .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Joe Origlieri .... sound utility (uncredited)
Bill Orrico .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Tom Ryan .... sound editor apprentice (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor
Mark Brown .... digital film services
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer
Aaron Raff .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Tony Guida .... stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Olga Abramson .... film loader
Michael Arisohn .... electrician
Michael F. Burke .... "a" camera first assistant (as Michael Burke)
Radium Cheung .... gaffer
Tom Cioccio .... "b" camera first assistant (as Tommy Cioccio)
Caswell Cooke .... key grip
Bill Dixon .... grip
Joseph Fittipaldi .... electrician (as Joe Fittipaldi)
Russell Geltman .... "a" camera second assistant
Lauren Haber .... "a" camera second assistant
Mike Indursky .... film loader
Matthew Jacobs .... electrician
Christopher LaVasseur .... "a" camera operator
Miriam Rayevsky .... camera intern
Michael Sterlacci .... grip
Elizabeth Stern .... best boy grip (as Elizabeth L. Stern)
Brooks Toran .... best boy electric
Jonathan Vendetti .... dolly grip (as Jon Vendetti)
John Alcantara .... electrician (uncredited)
Sung Rae Cho .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Tom Concordia .... still photographer (uncredited)
Justyn T. Davis .... electrician (uncredited)
Fernando Gayesky .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Bart Grieb .... electrician (uncredited)
Brian Harnick .... additional set electrician (uncredited)
Bryan Landes .... grip (uncredited)
Ryan Minelli .... electrician (uncredited)
Evan C. Newell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Sebastien Nicolet .... grip (uncredited)
Lara Sfire .... grip (uncredited)
Sarah Shatz .... still photographer (uncredited)
Kyle Simmons .... electrician (uncredited)
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting (as Meredith Marciano)
Cash Oshman .... crowd casting: new york
Adam Vincentz .... extras casting associate
Allison Estrin .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linde Aseltine .... costume supervisor
Lexyrose Boiardo .... costume intern
Kortney Lawlor .... set costumer
Gwen Lemos .... costume intern
Tamara Menear .... assistant costume designer
Lucia Shapiro .... costume production assistant
Megan Yee .... costume intern
Rebecca Edmonston .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Samantha Allen .... post-production assistant
Chris Beardsley .... technician: Arriscan
Anthony Brandonisio .... first assistant editor
Alvin Das .... post-production assistant
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies project manager
John Dowdell .... digital intermediate colorist (as John J. Dowdell III)
Jannat Gargi .... digital film producer
Peter Heady .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Jill Landaker Grunes .... post-production coordinator (as Jill Landaker)
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Ben Lay .... video technician
Mark Livolsi .... additional editor
Robert Maraviglia .... additional editor
Riva Marker .... post-production supervisor
Crystal Pei .... colorist: dailies
Bill Scott .... senior color timer
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor (as Joey Violante)
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant (uncredited)
Raluca Saita .... additional editor (uncredited)
Victoria Stewart .... editorial intern (uncredited)
Blase Theodore .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bryan Carrigan .... music editor
Chris Fogel .... music scoring mixer
Kayla Schmah .... music production assistant
Sally Swisher .... music editor
Amanda Krieg Thomas .... music coordinator: lionsgate (as Amanda Krieg)
Henri Wilkinson .... music production assistant
Joshua Winget .... music editor (as Josh Winget)
Willa Yudell .... music intern: lionsgate
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Dave Pelman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lazaro Alayon .... driver
Carlos Covian .... driver
Reginald Crute .... driver
Tony Ingrassellino .... transportation captain
Robert Jean-Pierre .... driver: set dressing truck
Ashely Richardson .... driver
Gabrielle Rivera .... driver
Kenyatta Turner .... driver
 
Other crew
John Bair .... title designer: main titles
Pamela Bertini .... production coordinator
Nick Bommer .... payroll accountant
Jeff Caron .... location manager
Karen Cedar .... studio teacher
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance (as Carol Compton)
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor
John 'JR' Craigmile .... post production accountant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Parry Creedon .... product placement coordinator
Deliana Daskalova .... office production assistant
Anne Marie Dentici .... set production assistant
Kesho DeSouza .... set production assistant
Patrick Eaton .... set production assistant
Joe Facey .... craft service
Eric Finkelman .... production assistant
Benjamin Fuqua .... office intern
Teddy Gibbons .... set intern
Andrew Gilbert .... chef
Niko Godfrey .... first assistant accountant
Sean Green .... sports consultant
James Hinton .... production accountant
Grégoire Jeudy .... set intern
Chris Jimenez .... set intern
Jared Kaufmann .... set production assistant
Jeffrey Kornberg .... office intern
Elizabeth Krekel .... assistant location manager
Eric LaFranchi .... set production assistant
Anthony Lote .... set production assistant
Kim MacMillan .... basketball coach
Cisco Marcial .... parking coordinator
Luke Marion .... location scout
Nicole Marra .... production attorney
Katie Martin .... set production assistant
Jacob Mathis .... location assistant
Sean McNaughton .... chef
Piers Moreton .... set intern
Damien Noguer .... set intern
Jim Pellegrinelli .... assistant production coordinator
Anthony Pizzini .... office production assistant
J. Tom Pogue .... office intern (as Tom Pogue)
John Puccinelli .... set production assistant
Aaron Raff .... title designer: main titles
Tanner Ringerud .... office intern
Scott Sillari .... chef
Ken Trotta .... studio teacher
Tracy Wong .... craft service
Lanore Coloprisco .... script supervisor intern (uncredited)
Evan Gregg .... location scout (uncredited)
Mark Jean .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gabrielle Rivera .... production assistant (uncredited)
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator (uncredited)
Ian M. Stratford .... distribution legal (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, language including some sexual references, alcohol abuse and smoking
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Donna:Hey girls. I just wanted to take a moment before we head to the sectional tomorrow morning. I know you're nervous, I am too. But... just remember we're a team. That's not something anyone can't take away from us. Now I've never been part of a team before and at my age it wasn't something I was expecting to ever happen...See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The same sports story, but done with quality dramatic and comedic elements, 23 November 2010
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

At least "The Winning Season" knows that the whole down-on-his-luck coach and group of misfit girls basketball team who learn about life and winning together type of story has been done before. They did unfortunately follow the exact same formula, but with a hint of whimsy and self-awareness, it's above average for the genre.

Emma Roberts and the other girls comprising the team actually come across as real teenage girls. I found them cute and funny. As a big fan of Sam Rockwell, he seems to be the reason why this film is pretty good. He's basically a drunken asshole, very unlikable, but he completely draws you in so there's a real emotional connection for the dramatic elements. And as he has demonstrated before, his physical comedy antics are perfect making the comedy scenes pretty funny.

"The Winning Season" has been done many times before, but here they managed to do it without being cheesy, while providing quality scenes of drama and comedy. If you like the genre, it is certainly worth a look.

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