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Kicking & Screaming
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Kicking & Screaming

3.4 5
Director: Jesse Dylan,

Cast: Jesse Dylan, Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka

 

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Immaturity and poor sportsmanship once again find their firmly established place in children's athletics (at least among the adults) in this sports comedy. Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) is a tightly wound suburban father who had a competitive streak worn into him by his father, Buck (Robert Duvall), who never seemed to feel that his son measured up. When Phil's son joins

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Immaturity and poor sportsmanship once again find their firmly established place in children's athletics (at least among the adults) in this sports comedy. Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) is a tightly wound suburban father who had a competitive streak worn into him by his father, Buck (Robert Duvall), who never seemed to feel that his son measured up. When Phil's son joins a Little League soccer team, Phil signs on as coach, only to learn that Buck -- who also has a ten-year-old son these days -- will be coaching a team in the same league. Determined to show his father he can do the job, Phil impresses upon his young charges that winning is the only important thing, and soon gains a few enemies as he humiliates not only the kids on his own team, but their opponents as well. Directed by Jesse Dylan, Kicking & Screaming also features Kate Walsh and legendary football coach Mike Ditka. The screenplay was authored by Steve Rudnick and Leo Benvenuti (The Santa Clause) prior to the latter's death in 2000.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
An entertaining family movie, and may serve a useful purpose if it inspires kids to overthrow their coaches and take over their own sports.
Newsweek - David Ansen
It's all kept light and funny, but underlying the broad sight gags is a movie that actually has something to say about competition, fathers and sons, machismo and caffeine.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Steven Rea
For soccer aficionados, Kicking & Screaming boasts some fairly cool play, courtesy of Alessandro Ruggiero and Francesco Liotti, two kids who play "the Italians."

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
UPC:
0025192630224
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
10,735

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Red Cards: Deleted scenes; The Yellow Cards: Outtakes; Kickin' With the Kids: The film's kid actors reveal the fun and hard work of acting in the movie!; Behind the Net: The making of Kick & Screaming and much more!

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Ferrell Phil Weston
Robert Duvall Buck Weston
Mike Ditka Himself
Kate Walsh Barbara Weston
Musetta Vander Janice Weston
Dylan McLaughlin Sam Weston
Josh Hutcherson Bucky Weston
Steven Anthony Mark Avery
Jeremy Bergman Lawrence Hunter
Elliot Cho Byong Sun
Erik Walker Ambrose
Dallas McKinney Connor
Francesco Liotti Gian Piero
Alessandro Ruggiero Massimo
Rachael Harris Actor
Laura Kightlinger Actor
Dan Metcalfe Soccer Dan

Technical Credits
Jesse Dylan Director
Lloyd Ahern Cinematographer
Judd Apatow Executive Producer
Mia Apatow Associate Producer
Leo Benvenuti Screenwriter
Juel Bestrop Casting
Pamela Withers Chilton Costumes/Costume Designer
Jose Antonio Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Clayton R. Hartley Production Designer
Dave R. Hartley Production Designer
Mark Hitchler Set Decoration/Design
Mark Isham Score Composer
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Nina Kowasaki Editor
Daniel Lupi Executive Producer
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Barbara Mensey Set Decoration/Design
Jimmy Miller Producer
Stuart H. Pappe Editor
Virginia Randolph-Weaver Art Director
Charles Roven Executive Producer
Steve Rudnick Screenwriter
Peter Teschner Editor
Sally Thornton Set Decoration/Design
Jonathan Watson Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kicking & Screaming [WS]
1. Welcome to My Life [3:56]
2. "He's Got Balls!" [4:59]
3. Suppressed Rage [2:53]
4. May the Best Man Win [5:48]
5. Team Introductions [5:07]
6. Assistant Coach [1:20]
7. Gonna Be Champions [4:52]
8. Mortal Enemies [6:12]
9. Fresh Meat [6:43]
10. The Next Level [6:24]
11. Father-Son Time [5:14]
12. Becoming Warriors [6:16]
13. Over the Edge [1:23]
14. Eye of the Tiger [5:32]
15. The Championship Game [2:06]
16. Half-Time Pep Talk [5:10]
17. Just Having Fun [5:15]
18. It's Not About Winning [5:53]
19. The King [2:56]
20. End Titles [1:06]

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Kicking & Screaming 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny movie! great for the whole family to watch!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very funny movie. Will is awesome in this one. Funny movie. 4 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Will Ferrell, but this movie is terrible. It is not funny on any level.The person who wrote this movie clearly never watched a game of soccer in his life.Another thing is that the kids in this movie barely speak and then they throw two italian kids in the movie who do not speak english. Not funny. Good thing I got this movie real cheap, because now it is a frisbee.
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