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Ladybugs (1992)

To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

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Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Curtis Burch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Chester Lee
Jackée Harry ... Julie Benson (as Jackée)
Jonathan Brandis ... Matthew / Martha
Ilene Graff ... Bess
Vinessa Shaw ... Kimberly Mullen
Tom Parks ... Dave Mullen
Jeannetta Arnette ... Glynnis Mullen
Crystal Cooke Crystal Cooke ... Nancy Larimer (as LaCrystal Cooke)
Jennifer Frances Lee Jennifer Frances Lee ... Carmelita Chu
Vanessa Monique Rossel Vanessa Monique Rossel ... Tina Velez
Johna Stewart-Bowden Johna Stewart-Bowden ... Sally Anne Welfelt (as Johna Stewart)
Jandi Swanson ... Penny Pester
Nancy Parsons ... Coach Annie
Blake Clark ... Coach Bull
Tommy Lasorda ... Coach Cannoli
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Storyline

Chester Lee must take on the coaching duties of his company's employee daughters soccer team in order to impress his boss. Desperate for success, he enlists the aid of a "ringer", his fiancées son! Wackiness ensues. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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He's Coach... not first class. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Druzyna biedronek See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,796,494
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ladybugs,Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan Brandis and Vinessa Shaw dated during filming. See more »

Goofs

Rodney Dangerfield can be seen mouthing the lines of other actors. See more »

Quotes

Coach Bull: I want that goalie tested for steroids!
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Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate UK cinema and video versions were cut by 46 secs by the BBFC to remove suggestive dialogue including references to child abuse and the infamous "I took her son, dressed him like a girl, and I talked him into playing with me" line. See more »

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Referenced in Toy Hunter: Taboo Toys (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

My Special Angel
Written by Jimmy Duncan
Published by Warner-Tammerlane Publishing Corp.
Performed by Bobby Helms
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Harmless fun!
20 December 1999 | by suzif56See all my reviews

I thought this film was so funny - I can see why some people may not have found it as amusing as I did because some of the jokes were only tasteful if you like that sort of thing, but otherwise, I thought that everything was portrayed as best it could have been and Jonathan Brandis, playing Martha as well as Matthew, was wonderful. Some parents may find this a bit childish, but it's the type of film you can't help but laugh at. I think the best bits are where Matthew/Martha are both confronted with some difficult explaining to do and they have to get each other out of a awkward position. One of the funniest films I've ever had the chance to see!


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