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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

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kicking and Screaming 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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Will Ferrell stated this is his favorite of his films, for sentimental reasons, throughout the span of the shoot, his wife became pregnant with, and gave birth to, their first son. He said he filmed specifically imagining watching the movie with his child one day. See more »

Goofs

In the semi-final game, Massimo is tripped and gets a free kick, he takes the free kick and it is clearly going over the defenders. In the next shot it strikes one of the defenders in the midsection. See more »

Quotes

Buck Weston: [to Phil] Be warned, muchacho! You're in the show, now!
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Soundtracks

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Records Ltd
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Awesome
26 October 2006 | by jackdelamareSee all my reviews

I chose to watch this film on the TV because there was nothing on. I looked at the information and saw that the famous actor and one of my favourite actors, Will Ferrell was in this film.

I watched it and really got into it. Will Ferrell's humour was good for anyone who liked Anchorman and/or Elf.

He plays a good coach, but not a normal coach. He tries different plays with his team, even though they are not the best.

Will Ferrell gets back at his dad for being such a stuck-up person and then realises quite near the end of the film that he is acting like his dad was to him.

Will Ferrell is quick to act and explains that he was an idiot to the team and finally puts his son in. He has a new game plan, not just all about the Italians kids.

Overall this film is quite funny and good for the whole family. Very good acting from everyone.

Worth watching.


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