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Church Ball (2006)

PG | | Comedy, Sport | 17 March 2006 (USA)
Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team... See full summary »

Director:

Kurt Hale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Wilson ... Dennis Buckstead
Fred Willard ... Bishop Linderman
Clint Howard ... Gene Jensen
Gary Coleman ... Charles Higgins
Amy Stewart ... Susan Buckstead
Ross Brockley Ross Brockley ... Mickey Morgan
Chad Long Chad Long ... Don Weaver
Stan Ellsworth Stan Ellsworth ... Jeremiah Jones
Steve Anderson Steve Anderson ... Thurman
Sina Amedson ... Nadar Nazbarechov
Curt Doussett ... Bruce Bracken
Larry Bagby ... Blake Bracken
Thurl Bailey Thurl Bailey ... Moses Mahoney
Mindy B. Young Mindy B. Young ... Bertha (as Mindy Young)
Dillan Conrad Dillan Conrad ... Billy Buckstead
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Storyline

Dennis Buckstead has the hardest calling in his church. Not only has he been asked to coach a group of non-basketball players in his church but the bishop has demanded that he lead the team to the Basketball Championship. Word from the top is that this is the last season of church ball and Bishop Linderman isn't about to have his team lose for the 20th year in a row in the last season of church ball history! What was supposed to strengthen the body, invigorate the mind and cultivate brotherly love seems to bring out the worst in these church-going ball players. Dennis must find a way to bring his team together and build unity along the way to win the championship or go down in church ball history as the worst team that ever played. Written by HaleStorm Entertainment

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Winning isn't everything..... Yeah Right See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor

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Trivia

The telephone number on the sign advertising Jeremiah's house for sale is 867-5309, which refers to the Tommy Tutone song "Jenny (867-5309)." This phone number also appears in the other Halestorm films "The Singles Ward" and "The R.M." See more »

Goofs

In the third quarter of the championship game, we see that there is 2:17 left on the clock. The next shot of the scoreboard shows that there is 3:04 left in the same quarter. See more »

Connections

Spoofs X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) See more »

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The Slow Ride
Written by Dustin Christensen
Performed by Randy Porter
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Dumb, but fun and true
21 October 2006 | by mwidemanSee all my reviews

It was dumb, but so much of it was true, and it had a good heart and a good ending. It seems to be a part of the gender to compete. And even when we don't compete, we watch. The younger guys play video games. I remember helping to take the rims down in the Stake Center because the basketball players would be trying to get the Relief Society and other groups to hurry up whatever their activity and get out of the Cultural Hall, even when the other groups had it reserved long in advance. The guys felt that they had a permanent reservation on the gym. And recruiting was true even for the youth teams. There were so many high school players playing on church teams, that the schools finally put out a rule against it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kosár, életre-halálra! See more »

Filming Locations:

Orem, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,376, 19 March 2006

Gross USA:

$464,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$464,991
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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