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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Company Credits

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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

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Written by David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel
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Aimed for a specific audience
27 March 2009 | by DakotaenSee all my reviews

When I first read a review of this movie, I wasn't sure I'd even bother watching it. But, since I'm a major fan of Seann William Scott, I just had to. And I'm happy I did! There's no doubt that the humor is aimed for a specific audience, and if you're looking for mature jokes, at least decent acting and/or a great storyline, you may as well go find another movie, 'cause you won't get any of those things here.

However, if you, like myself, enjoy stupid jokes, immaturity on a high level, and acting that doesn't need to be great, as long as it's funny, you've got a winner right here. From little girls who apparently use the internet too much, to china men laughing their balls off, over to Indonesian table tennis players who don't speak a lick of English, this flick just kicks you in the nuts at every turn, and that in a good way, I might add.

Whenever I rate a movie, I don't look at individual acting, sets, lighting, directing or any other kind of technical pestilence. I aim directly at entertainment value on a personal level. And this movie entertained me all the way through, hence I give it an 8 out of 10. I advise everyone with a deep-in-the-dirt sense of humor to watch this, and hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Thanks to the makers.


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