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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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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:

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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Color:

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. Ferrell said he filmed specifically imagining watching the movie with his child one day. See more »

Goofs

After the Tigers' first game, it shows the standings. The wins and losses don't add up. Tigers should be 0-3 or another team should have a loss. See more »

Quotes

Phil Weston: Looks who's here! I'll give you a hint - Hall of Fame, Chicago Bears...
Mark Avery: Sammy Sosa?
Mike Ditka: C'mon!
Phil Weston: Football... coached the 1986...
Mike Ditka: '85.
Phil Weston: Right, '85 Bears to Superbowl victory... it's Mike Ditka!
Mark Avery: Do you know Sammy Sosa?
Mike Ditka: Hey, zip it, kid!
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Connections

Referenced in Bella and the Bulldogs: Kicking and Scheming (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Largo Al Factotum
from "The Barber of Seville"
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Failoni Kamerazenekar (as Failoni Chamber Orchestra, Budapest) with Roberto Servile (baritone)
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Better Than Bewitched As Anything Would Be
2 December 2007 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

It's strange how people look at Will Farrell movies & think Will is the funny guy. Will is sometimes a weird guy (in fact in this soccer movie, he is a weird coach). But in most movies, Wills best moments are making others seem funny when they play off of him.

In this movie where the Bad News Bears do soccer in a way, Will Ferrell makes Mike Ditka look good. He makes Robert Duvall look good. He even makes the kids look good. Will is just pretty much himself, weird and a little out of touch with reality. Make that a whole lot out of touch with reality.

Still, the support he gets in this movie is priceless. The concept of the team arriving late at a soccer game in a Butcher truck all wearing bloody aprons is inspired. Some of the other things are creative & cute too. The films end is predictable, but a little different. Overall, it is entertaining for a young audience.

Mike Ditka should find some more movie work. He is pretty good in this, & is missed when he leaves the film for a while.


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