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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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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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Small balls. Big ambition.

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Comedy | Sport

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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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(European Film Market)

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Script was discovered by the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 2005, going on to win the top prize. Within days, BlueCat sent screenplay to producer Peter Morgan to read. 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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References American Pie (1999) See more »

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Written by David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel
Performed by Chromeo
Courtesy of Vice Records
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Just not that funny...
1 January 2009 | by wafflesniperSee all my reviews

I was simply just not entertained by this 'comedy.' That is most likely due to the fact that the director hasn't been able to maintain his directorial status with any series for more than 2 episodes. The only original and funny comedy he's directed is 'Dude, Where's my Car?.' The movie itself is long and drawn-out. Sean William Scott seems to try too hard. I think that he does much better with supporting roles.

I'll give the movie a little credit in saying that a few parts were actually kind of funny. But with all the other great comedies produced this year, 'Balls Out' falls very short of living up to any standard.

5/10


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