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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.

Director:

Jesse Dylan

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Cast

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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Taglines:

All his life Phil Weston has dreamed of being on a winning team. Phil... your time has come. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,580,895, 31 July 2005
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was shipped to some theaters under the name "The Winning Team". See more »

Goofs

When Phil is talking to Sam to tell him he is not playing on the Gladiators any more, he has no soccer ball and there is no-one behind him. When he moves to lie down, he is holding a soccer ball. See more »

Quotes

Mike Ditka: [team is doing push-ups] If you guys were the Bears, I'd fine you $10,000 apiece.
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Connections

Referenced in Quinceañera (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Written by Mildred J. Hill, Patty S. Hill
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it wasn't all that bad...
11 October 2005 | by mhags33See all my reviews

there seems to be a lot of people out there who just don't get how certain movies are aimed at certain audiences. This movie was very funny, but not in a dirty, adult way. It was more like Elf in that it was aimed at kids and it was pretty tame with the comedy. I liked it, and it is just a silly movie and shouldn't be taken as a piece of theatrical art. Some people need to lighten up. will Ferrell is very funny, and you can see how a lot of his stuff is ad libbed, and that might be a certain type of comedy only appreciated by certain people, but I enjoyed it, and will continue to do so as I got the DVD and there are some good outtakes and deleted scenes on that as well...Don't over analyze movies too much, that can take the enjoyment out of a lot of movies.


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