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Ladybugs (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 March 1992 (USA)
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.

Director:

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 ... Sally Anne Welfelt (as Johna Stewart)
Jandi Swanson 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladybugs See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,180,414, 29 March 1992

Gross USA:

$14,796,494

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,796,494
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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

This is the second movie in which Rodney Dangerfield appears in drag. The first was Easy Money (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Chester is thrown out of the bar, it goes from day (interior shot) to night (as he is thrown on the sidewalk). See more »

Quotes

[coaching the girls practicing]
Chester: Try and control the ball! Forget the ball, try and stay on your feet! Get out of the net, you're not a fish! Pester, you're in a different time zone! Oh beautiful, beautiful!
[looks up at the sky]
Chester: Why me? Why me?
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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 »


Soundtracks

Elevate My Mind
Written by Rob Birch and Nick Hallam
Published by Fiction Songs, Inc.
Performed by Stereo MCs (as Stereo MC'S)
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
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Hit the ball! The ball! Okay, forget about the ball....try and stay on your feet!!!
7 January 2020 | by tdrishSee all my reviews

Ladybugs is probably the only movie I've ever seen Dangerfield in that wasn't rated R, which means, that this proves that he can be funny without being foul. Rodeny Dangerfield stars as the male soccer coach ( Chester Lee) who coaches an all female soccer team. To say the least, I thought the movie was hilarious. ( The changing stall scene is probably going to split you in two laughing, make sure you're not drinking anything during this scene) It was a breath of fresh air to see Dangerfield play a role other then himself, and for once, even as the coach, do you think he'll finally get some respect. ( Don't count on it. Just count on the laughs!) Get ready to get your sport on, along with some crazy fun, because Ladybugs is here to save the day!


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