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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach ()


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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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Gary Houseman
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Coach Lew Tuttle
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Mike Jensen
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Jenny Tuttle
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Steve Pimble
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Norma Sanchez
Tim Williams ...
Dick Daubert
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Amy Daubert
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Burke Nibbons
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Maricar Magwill
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Joe Chang
Vincent Coleman Taylor ...
Kevin Jones (as Vincent Taylor)
Bryan Mitchell ...
Randy King
Remington Dewan ...
Paul the Videographer
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Mrs. Tuttle
Jon Overgaauw ...
Brad Tuttle (as Jon Overgaaw)
Tricia Bergan ...
Stephie the Stripper
Ven Phana ...
Grandpa Chang
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Bill Jenson
Annalee Langham ...
Mrs. Jenson
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Ronny Jenson
Cameron Dwyer ...
Tommy Tremble (as Joseph Dwyer)
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Franz the Tennis Umpire (as Gerold Markus Wunstel)
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Jeffrey Vanier (as Daniel Ross)
Dani Dwyer ...
Sexy Blonde at Harvest Dance (as Danielle Dwyer)
Jack Newman ...
Southpoint Coach
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Stringerman
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Gil Houseman
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Gary Houseman (8 Years)
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Dwight Houseman (11 Years)
Garrett Graham ...
Gary's College Teammate 1 (as Garret Graham)
Clayton Kjos ...
Gary's College Teammate 2
Eduardo DeLeon ...
Mexican Tennis Player
Roland Uribe ...
Mexican Umpire (as Hector Roland Uribe)
Cristal Dominguez ...
Mexican Stripper
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Triangle Girl in Tuttle's Class
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Crying Girl in Hallway
Jamel Thomas ...
Paramedic
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Speaker at Funeral
Daniel Dwyer ...
Golfer
Alan Swann ...
Male Parent at Sports Meeting
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Male Parent 2 at Sports Meeting
Heather Garfinkle ...
Angry Female Football Fan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Riley ...
Southpoint Tennis Player
Bryan Aguinaga ...
Mourner (uncredited)
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Mourner (uncredited)
Max Alpar ...
Southpoint Teammate (uncredited)
Ro' Black ...
Courtside Spectator (uncredited)
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Boy at Dance (uncredited)
JenelleRae Cardenas ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Kevin Crank ...
Minister (uncredited)
Shea Delaney ...
Tennis Spectator (uncredited)
Kelley Estes ...
Mourner / Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Michelangelo Flores ...
Zapatista / Cantina Patron (uncredited)
Pablo Flores ...
Zapatista Rebel (uncredited)
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Gary at 15 (uncredited)
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Bar Guy (uncredited)
Gina Garza ...
Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Mexican Player at Bar (uncredited)
Hillary Johnston ...
Spectator (uncredited)
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Opposing Team Tennis Player (uncredited)
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Mourner / Tennis Fan (uncredited)
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Mourner / Tennis Fan (uncredited)
Brandon Lilly ...
Bar Brawler (uncredited)
Robert E. Martinez ...
Zapatista / Bar Patron (uncredited)
Rupert-Anthony Ortiz ...
High School Fan (uncredited)
Marco J. Ramirez ...
Mexican Tennis Player (uncredited)
Rachel Beth Reznick ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Andrew Rice ...
Track Team Runt (uncredited)
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Parent (uncredited)
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Zapatista Rebel / River Crosser (uncredited)
Sebastian Rosas ...
Mexican Paint Huffer (uncredited)
Macy Salasel ...
Student (uncredited)
Harrel Sharrick ...
Flashback Photographer (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
Scott A. Stevens ...
Courtside Spectator (uncredited)
Justin Summers ...
Student (uncredited)
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Mourner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Danny Leiner

Written by

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Andy Stock ... (written by) &
Rick Stempson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Robbie Ferguson ... associate producer
Graham Larson ... executive producer
Danny Leiner ... executive producer
Aram Moezinia ... co-executive producer
Peter Morgan ... executive producer
Michael G. Nathanson ... producer (as Michael Nathanson)
John Penotti ... producer
Matthew H. Rowland ... executive producer (as Matthew Rowland)
Seann William Scott ... producer
Fisher Stevens ... executive producer
Tim Williams ... executive producer
Michael C. Young ... co-executive producer (as Michael Young)

Music by

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John Swihart

Cinematography by

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Rogier Stoffers

Film Editing by

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Matthew Rohrs

Editorial Department

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Prince Bagdasarian ... digital intermediate editor
Jake Cohen ... first assistant editor
Julius Friede ... digital intermediate colorist
David Graubard ... digital intermediate senior systems engineer
Ken O'Keefe ... first assistant editor
Jon Pehlke ... digital intermediate editor
Sarah Priestnall ... production supervisor: digital intermediate
Jed Strahm ... post-production coordinator
Chris Ward ... digital intermediate producer

Casting By

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Justine Arteta ... (as Justine Baddeley)
Kim Davis-Wagner ... (as Kim Davis)

Production Design by

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Steve Rosenzweig

Art Direction by

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Rob Simons

Set Decoration by

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Joaquin A. Morin

Costume Design by

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Leeann Radeka

Makeup Department

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Bridget Cook ... hair department head
Becki Drake ... first assistant makeup artist
Sharon Ray Ely ... hair stylist
Terri Ewton ... first assistant hair stylist
Suzi Ostos ... makeup department head

Production Management

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Janice F. Sperling ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doug Carter ... second second assistant director
Vincent Palmo Jr. ... first assistant director
Daniel Ramos ... first assistant director: second unit
Kathleen Tull ... second assistant director (as Katie Tull)

Art Department

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Amy Bell ... set decoration buyer
Josh Crist ... set dresser
Fred Daniel ... art department coordinator
Travis Eisenberg ... gang boss
Ryan Falkner ... storyboard artist
Jeff Hinds ... set dresser
Elliott Hostetter ... on-set dresser
Nyima Johnston ... buyer
Ian Sebastian Kasnoff ... lead man
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer
Marcus LaPorte ... set dresser
David Menefee ... carpenter
Victoria Ramirez Fuller ... props assistant (as Victoria Ramirez)
Jeremy Reeves ... set dresser
Cody Schibi ... storyboard artist
Marvin Schroeder ... props
Charles Seale ... carpenter
John 'B.J.' Smith ... lead scenic
Jenni Wieland ... etch-a-sketch artist
Koen Wooten ... property master

Sound Department

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Ethan Andrus ... sound mixer
Steven Avila ... sound effects editor
Ethan Beigel ... adr mixer
Kyle Billingsley ... foley mixer
Russell Creak ... foley editor
Chris David ... re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop ... sound effects editor
Christopher Eakins ... sound editor: final mix
Michael Ferdie ... dialogue supervisor
Marshall Garlington ... re-recording mixer
Stephanie Goldstein ... assistant sound editor
Jax Griffin ... assistant sound editor (as Jacqui Siler)
Jeff Kushner ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Peter D. Lago ... sound effects editor
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Nick Neutra ... foley supervisor
Jeffrey Sargent ... loop group recordist
Gabriel J. Serrano ... sound recordist
Tom Sturgis ... boom operator
Hodar Wise ... assistant dialogue editor (as Hodar 'the' Wise)
Brian S.M. Wroth ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Wes Aylor ... special effects technician
Robert Brown ... special effects technician
Everett Byrom III ... special effects supervisor
Brandon Campbell ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Dave Isaac Santos Abuel ... visual effects
Hoon Bae ... visual effects
Rachel Clement ... digital cleanup artist
Dana Marin Fisher ... visual effects coordinator
Jason Howey ... visual effects
Aaron Kaminar ... visual effects supervisor
Paul Amadeus Kim ... digital cleanup artist (as Paul Kim)
Cameron Thomas ... visual effects
Vivian Wei ... visual effects: Reality Check Studios
Richard Servello ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jon Overgaauw ... stunts
Jeff Schwan ... stunt coordinator
Bonham White ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jeff Andrus ... rigging key grip
Graham Bremner ... grip
Trey Cartwright ... electrician
Patrick B. Coate ... film loader
Eric Cunningham ... electrician
Theda Cunningham ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ian Ellis ... camera operator: "b" camera
John Eschberger ... electrician
Donald R. Howe Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Janet Jensen ... electrician
Willie Kinsey ... light board operator
Mark Manthey ... gaffer
Matthew McGinn ... additional second assistant camera
P.K. Munson ... first assistant camera
Paul Pryor ... additional second assistant camera
Van Redin ... still photographer
Justin Reusch ... camera intern
Froylan Reyes Jr. ... electrician
Brandon Roberts ... set lighting technician
Justin Seyb ... electrician
Peter Simonite ... camera operator: "a" camera
Greg Travis ... rigging gaffer/best boy
Leif E. Ulvog ... grip
Steve Urban ... grip
Ezra Venetos ... best boy grip
Aaron Atom Vyvial ... key grip
Sean Wright ... dolly grip
Thomas Young ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Simonite ... director of photography: 2nd unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Letty Chavarria ... extras casting coordinator
Sarah Dowling ... local casting assistant
Amy Grappell ... local casting
Kevin Kray ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nyima Johnston ... costumer
Kortney Lawlor ... costume assistant
Rachael Ohman ... set costumer
Jillian Paul ... costume production assistant
Taylor Rierden ... key costumer
Mirin Soliz ... costume shop supervisor / wardrobe trailer
Yvonne Wilburn ... shopper

Location Management

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Peter Atherton ... location scout
Robert Christoffersen ... location manager
John P. Crowley ... key assistant location manager
Jenny Goddard-Garcia ... location intern (as Jenny Goddard)
Rusty Nye ... location assistant
Monica Walters ... location manager
Rusty Nye ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music legal and clearance
Michael Brake ... music editor
Maarten Hofmeijer ... music editor
Dave Jordan ... music supervisor
Chris Tedesco ... musician: trumpet
Rebekah Touma ... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva ... music supervisor
Hyesu Wiedmann ... orchestrator (as Hyesu Yang)

Transportation Department

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Mark Crosby ... driver
John McLaughlin ... transportation co-captain
Lonnie Nelson ... transportation captain
Terry R. Owens ... transportation coordinator
Jack Jay Reece ... driver: production van (as Jay Reece)
Jonathan Wensel ... transportation

Other crew

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Ken Beggs ... head animal trainer
Debbie Bilski ... key craft service
Danny Bress ... assistant to Mr.Scott
Krysti Burkemper ... production secretary
Amanda Essick Burrell ... assistant: Mr. Penotti (as Amanda Essick)
Mary Beth Chambers ... production assistant (as Mary Beth Meadows)
Sean Dryke ... assistant: Mr. Nathanson
Julie Duffell ... assistant: Mr. Nathanson
Rebecca Hedrick ... assistant: Mr. Rowland
Jaehi Jung ... title designer
Katherine Knox ... assistant production coordinator
Brian Kornreich ... business & legal executive
Todd Korody ... systems engineer
Bill Lanier ... production assistant: cast
Andrea Lazard ... production assistant (as Andrea Johnson)
Shane Mallory ... production assistant
Annie Marter ... director of development: GreeneStreet Films
Ilana McAllister ... key production accountant
Matt Portner ... assistant: Mr. Penotti
Van Robichaux ... production assistant
Kerem Sanga ... production assistant
Brooke Satrazemis ... script supervisor
Marvin Schroeder ... weapons master
M.K. Shaw ... payroll accountant
Jonathan Shukat ... assistant: Mr. Stevens
Damon Speidel ... craft service assistant
Max Sturgeon ... set key production assistant
Arturo Lopez Uscanga ... scanning manager
Aaron Weiss ... business and legal affairs assistant: GreeneStreet Films
Jenni Wieland ... first assistant accountant
Leigh A. Wilbourn ... production coordinator
Melissa Wyler ... consultant: tennis

Thanks

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Scott Edgecombe ... special thanks
Ian Hochberg ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Small balls. Big ambition. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gary the Tennis Coach (United States)
  • Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story (World-wide, English title)
  • Gary the Tennis Coach (United Kingdom)
  • Piaste ta balakia (Greece)
  • Hors-Jeu - Une histoire de Tennis (Canada, French title)
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  • 92 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Despite being direct-to-DVD in the US, the film was shown in theaters in Iceland. See more »
Goofs When Gary was in Chang's home, Chang asked his grandpa in Mandarin Chinese with thick US accent, and his grandpa answered it in Vietnamese. So clearly, those two don't speak the same language. See more »
Movie Connections References American Pie (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Amazing Grace See more »
Quotes Gary: Fuck football, fuck the huskers, and fuck all of you!
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