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Kicking & Screaming (2005)

Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating.

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Jesse Dylan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Phil Weston
Robert Duvall ... Buck Weston
Mike Ditka ... Mike Ditka
Kate Walsh ... Barbara Weston
Musetta Vander ... Janice Weston
Dylan McLaughlin ... Sam Weston
Josh Hutcherson ... Bucky Weston
Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Mark Avery
Jeremy Bergman Jeremy Bergman ... Hunter
Elliott Cho ... Byong Sun (as Elliot Cho)
Erik Walker Erik Walker ... Ambrose
Dallas McKinney ... Connor
Francesco Liotti Francesco Liotti ... Gian Piero
Alessandro Ruggiero Alessandro Ruggiero ... Massimo
Sammy Fine ... Jack
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Storyline

Phil Weston is a goodhearted loser who suffered throughout his childhood due to his competitive overbearing sports coach father, and this has resulted in him inheriting that same attitude, which affects his relationship with his less-than athletic son. When he becomes coach of his son's soccer team, with a poor track record in terms of winning, he strives to beat a rival team, coached by none other than his father. Written by Tom Daly

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One man could lead this team to glory. . . That man was busy See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The baby in the beginning that is supposed to be Will Ferrell's character is actually a girl. See more »

Goofs

Although the referee wears an approved FIFA uniform, he does not have a patch on his left chest pocket indicating his grade/certification. Normally all center referee's are Grade 8 or higher. See more »

Quotes

Jim Davidson 'The Captain': [after the Tigers have arrived to the soccer field from the butcher shop and are covered in blood] You know, actually one of my kids forgot his socks so we forfeit; yeah, we forfeit!
Jim Davidson 'The Captain': [turns and starts sprinting to their cars] Run to the car, kids! don't look back! Run!
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Connections

Referenced in Kicking & Screaming: From Rome to Hollywood (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Ready for This
Written by Phil Wilde (as Filip De Wilde), Jean-Paul DeCoster (as Jean-Paul De Coster) and Simon Harris
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User Reviews

Another Great Will Ferrell Movie
14 May 2005 | by marvel88See all my reviews

I saw the previews and thought this looked like a good movie. I've been a Will Ferrell fan since his SNL days and thought 'Anchorman' was awesome. Then I saw the clip on Conan and decided I was going to see it.

"Kicking and Screaming" is a movie about Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) whose son plays on his father's (Robert Duvall) soccer team, the Gladiators. Phil's father trades Phil's son to the Tigers, a losing team. Phil then takes up coaching the Tigers.

This was a good movie and provided more laughs than I thought there would be. I recommend it with 8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soccer Dads See more »

Filming Locations:

Arcadia, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,159,925, 15 May 2005

Gross USA:

$52,842,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,070,433
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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