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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 »

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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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Taglines:

It's not how you play the game....it's whether you win or lose. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some rude humor

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$464,991, 25 June 2006
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Halestorm Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The script went through nine drafts since the idea came about in 2002. 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 »

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Spoofs Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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Written by Collin Botts and Bart Olsen
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Cinematic tripe
6 June 2006 | by brentitoSee all my reviews

Trot out every stereotype and misrepresentation you've heard about semi-devout Mormons, and you'll see they've all starred in this ridiculous excuse for a film. Finally Kurt Hale's fortunes have changed (thank goodness) and hopefully it will be a long while before we see any of his features in theaters.

The cinematography was amateurish (I think they used a camcorder for some of the basketball scenes). The plot was limp and very unfunny. You really didn't understand why anyone did anything. It was like I had sand in my eyes, and a 300-pound lady was sitting on my face, it was that painful.

The only reason I didn't give this movie a negative rating was because the scale won't let me.


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