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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009)

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A high school janitor has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro. He begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits and leads them to the Nebraska State Championships.

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Danny Leiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Gary Houseman
Randy Quaid ... Coach Lew Tuttle
Brando Eaton ... Mike Jensen
Emilee Wallace ... Jenny Tuttle
A.D. Miles ... Steve Pimble
Leonor Varela ... Norma Sanchez
Tim Williams Tim Williams ... Dick Daubert
Ryan Simpkins ... Amy Daubert
Conor Donovan ... Burke Nibbons
Allen Evangelista ... Maricar Magwill
Justin Chon ... Joe Chang
Vincent Coleman Taylor Vincent Coleman Taylor ... Kevin Jones (as Vincent Taylor)
Bryan Mitchell Bryan Mitchell ... Randy King
Remington Dewan Remington Dewan ... Paul the Videographer
Meredith Eaton ... Mrs. Tuttle
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Storyline

Gary, an overzealous high school janitor (Seann William Scott), who has not recovered from his failed career as a tennis pro, begins coaching his beloved sport to a group of misfits after the high school tennis coach (Randy Quaid) drops dead. With his unorthodox coaching style, Gary must try and lead them to the Nebraska State Championships. Written by Grant Prunster

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Taglines:

Small balls. Big ambition.

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gary the Tennis Coach See more »

Filming Locations:

Lockhart, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being direct-to-DVD in the US, the film was shown in theaters in Iceland. See more »

Goofs

In the final match, Cappy is instructed to stand inside the service box while he is being served to. This is against the rules of tennis. See more »

Quotes

Gary: Fuck football, fuck the huskers, and fuck all of you!
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Connections

References American Pie (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton
Performed by Darci Monet
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If You've Ever Played HS Tennis........
18 April 2011 | by stringer26See all my reviews

I first found this movie on one of the pay channels and didn't know it existed. It had gone straight to video. That's probably due to the limited appeal the title would have to most people, but to anyone who's ever played the game, this film is hysterical. The tennis parts are dead-on accurate, the jokes are off the wall, and the actors soon grow on you. I've watched this film at least 10 times, and it gets funnier with every viewing. I've never viewed a film that many times. This film was written by two tennis players. At least somebody put it on the line to make a niche film that at least insiders would find hysterical. This would be a great film for a HS coach to show his team before the season started, at the possible risk of his job. It'd be worth it.


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