Kicking & Screaming (2005) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some crude humor

Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

  • We see a college-aged Phil participating in the hammer throw in a track and field event, but he lets the ball fly and it crashes down onto a nearby table, breaking it. Later, he hurts his knee trying to cross a hurdle.
  • In one scene, two men are seen playing tetherball. One of the man violently beats the other with it by hitting him over an over again. Red welts and marks are seen all over the man's body.


  • One use of the word "God", "Cracker" and "Sucks" 3 uses of shut up 2 uses of screw
  • At least 5 hells, 2 uses each of "God" and "My God" and 1 use each of "Oh God" and "Oh my God." A few references to "balls" in the testicular way. A lot of getting hit with a soccer ball to the "balls" too. There is a lot of name-calling throughout the movie, particularly adults to kids: "loser", "fart face kid", "break their clavicles", "stupid", and more.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Phil drinks from a coffee cup but spits it out saying that its not coffee. Mike tells him it is vodka.
  • A woman, mocking Phil's economy car, says something like "Enjoy the hemp" to him (possibly a drug reference). Phil, after never having had coffee, becomes an over-the-top coffee/caffeine addict. Mike Ditka is shown smoking a cigar often.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Phil gets his young players to join him in baying at the moon at night. A bunch of neighborhood dogs then storm their impromptu campground, causing comedic chaos (but younger kids scared of dogs might be scared by their sudden arrival). There is one scene where Phil is shown at a butcher shop "helping" to make sausage along with the boys and a large, skinned and partially butchered animal carcass is shown. Afterwards the boys are shown wearing aprons with lots of blood all over. Phil has blood all over his face.
  • Phil also makes a statement saying that if pizza doesn't arrive soon the team will eat Byong Sung. He goes on to say that if they actually did have to eat someone, Byong Sung would be the most delicious. This may upset some viewers.
  • HBO Content Advisory: PG for Mild Violence

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