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Ladybugs (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 March 1992 (USA)
To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Curtis Burch
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Chester Lee
Jackée Harry ... Julie Benson (as Jackée)
Jonathan Brandis ... Matthew / Martha
Ilene Graff ... Bess
Vinessa Shaw ... Kimberly Mullen
Tom Parks ... Dave Mullen
Jeannetta Arnette ... Glynnis Mullen
Crystal Cooke Crystal Cooke ... Nancy Larimer (as LaCrystal Cooke)
Jennifer Frances Lee Jennifer Frances Lee ... Carmelita Chu
Vanessa Monique Rossel Vanessa Monique Rossel ... Tina Velez
Johna Stewart-Bowden Johna Stewart-Bowden ... Sally Anne Welfelt (as Johna Stewart)
Jandi Swanson ... Penny Pester
Nancy Parsons ... Coach Annie
Blake Clark ... Coach Bull
Tommy Lasorda ... Coach Cannoli
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Storyline

Chester Lee must take on the coaching duties of his company's employee daughters soccer team in order to impress his boss. Desperate for success, he enlists the aid of a "ringer", his fiancées son! Wackiness ensues. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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He's Coach... not first class. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladybugs See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,796,494
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the beginning of the film, Jonathan Brandis' character Matthew calls Rodney Dangerfield's character Chester, "Chesterfield." Jonathan had a habit in real-life of referring to certain friends in jest by adding "field" to the end of their names. It is rumored by some who knew him that he carried this over into the film and ad-libbed "Chesterfield" as an inside joke. See more »

Goofs

When Chester and Matthew argue about the team, a boom operator is reflected in thecar door as Matthew closes it. See more »

Quotes

Chester: Two-story house. Yeah before you buy it they give you one story, after you move in you get another story.
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Alternate Versions

When this movie is aired on network television, particulary the Disney Channel, TNT, and TBS, one line is shortened in the scene where Chester talks to the bartender. In the theatrical release, when the bartender asks what happened, Chester says "Well...I took her son...dressed him up as a girl, and talked him into playing with me". Then he is kicked out of the bar. In the TV version, he says "Well, I took her son, dressed him up as a girl.." Then we see him get kicked out. The reason for this cut is probably because it is too sexually suggestive. See more »

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Referenced in Toy Hunter: Taboo Toys (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Summergirls
Written by Dino Esposito
Published by Onid Music / Island Music, Inc.
Performed by Dino Esposito
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
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14 May 2013 | by Tss5078See all my reviews

We all have our own guilty pleasure, most of them we never admit to, however I will admit one now. I have loved this movie ever since I was a kid. Now that I've watched it as an adult, I can admit that it is one terrible movie, but it still had me laughing as hard as I did when I was 10 years old. In Ladybugs, Rodney Dangerfield plays a salesman who is asked to coach his company sponsored, girls soccer team, but he had no idea what he was in for. The other coaches are ruthless, the parents are insane, and worst of all his team is terrible, so what is a comedian to do? He gets his girlfriends, athletic, 14 year old son to dress up as a girl and join the team. The son is played by teen heartthrob Jonathan Brandis, who I became a huge fan of during the show Seaquest DSV. Brandis was absolutely hysterical as the teenage son, playing a teenage daughter. Some of his lines, along with his interactions with Dangerfield are pure comic genius. As for Dangerfield, while he was a legendary stand-up comedian, he was a terrible actor. The next logical step for a great stand-up comic is acting, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, and while Dangerfield has some pretty funny lines, he is one of the worst acting comedians I have ever seen. The story here is a unique and interesting one, in a context that is most definitely not meant for younger kids. There are some funny lines and more laughs to be had at the ridiculousness of the situation, but besides that, this is not a great movie. I gave it an even rating, but when it comes to this film, I am biased by my admiration for the late Jonathan Brandis and my fondness for this film I have loved, since my childhood.


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