Church Ball (2006)

Church Ball

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High spiritual ideals don't quite mesh with the spirit of competition in this sports comedy. In the 1920s, the leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints began encouraging their congregations to form basketball teams and church leagues as a way to promote fitness, wholesome fun, and teamwork among Mormon youth. However, the downside of this plan was the rise of wildly competitive teams who were a lot more interested in winning at all costs than good sportsmanship. In the 1970s, Bishop Linderman … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Sports & Fitness, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Eagleston, Stephen Rose, Kurt Hale
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2006
Box Office: $0.3M
Runtime:
Halestorm Entertainment - Official Site

Cast


as Gene Jensen

as Charles Higgins

as Mickey Morgan

as Bruce Bracken

as Blake Bracken

as Susan Buckstead

as Don Weaver

as Jeremiah Jones

as Moses Mahoney

as Billy Buckstead

as Heather Buckstead

as Jeremiah's Wife

as Gene's Wife

as Maxine Morgan

as Rodney Munch

as Himself

as Referee/Umpire

as Referee/Umpire

as Penny Higgins

as Trey Higgins

as MJ Higgins

as Mr. Snead

as Woman With Bangs

as Hillary

as News Reel Narrator

as Building Supervisor

as Parking Lot Mother

as Parking Lot Baby

as Angry Home Owner

as Don's Kid

as Don's Kid

as Drama Queen

as Carlos Munos

as Padded Player

as Ringer Complainer

as Ringer Complainer

as Hairy Player

as Slap-Happy Player

as Slap-Happy Player

as Inner-City Basketbal...

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as Inner-City Basketbal...

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as Crystal Hills Coach

as Crystal Hills Coach

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Crystal Hills Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Polynesian Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Yellow Team

as Wheelchair Player

as Smart Mouth Player

as Upset Crowd Member

as Old Man Player

as Man in Sweats

as Basketball Kicker

as Visiting Teacher

as Visiting Teacher

as Young Dennis

as Young Bruce Bracken

as Young Blake Bracken

as Bakery Assistant

as Dennis Buckstead

as Himself

as Bishop Linderman
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Critic Reviews for Church Ball

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

... a carefree, underdog sports comedy.

Full Review… | April 28, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Jokes fall flat, characterizations are sketchy at best, setups never receive their payoff, unnecessary subplots slow the already glacial pace.

Full Review… | April 13, 2006
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Hale's directorial style relies way too much on the kind of cheesy music video montages that have long since been parodied to death, and the religious rock songs used are truly awful.

Full Review… | April 29, 2006
New Times

Its rowdiness, bathroom humor, cast of familiar but second-rate actors and overall disrespect for organized religion make it seem like any other bad Hollywood farce.

Full Review… | April 28, 2006
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Air ball . . . Air ball . . .

Full Review… | April 13, 2006
Arizona Daily Star

Recreational basketball leagues offer plenty to laugh at and screenwriter Paul Eagleston mined that material, but not as deeply as he needed to.

Full Review… | April 10, 2006

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