Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story (2009)

Director
Danny Leiner

Main cast
Randy Quaid; Seann William Scott; Leonor Varela; Allen Evangelista; Emilee Wallace

Genres
Comedy

Description
An overenthusiastic high-school maintenance man attempts to lead an unlikely group of misfits to the Nebraska state tennis championship in Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story? director Danny Leiner's underdog sports comedy. American Pie star Seann William Scott stars as the ambitious janitor who believes he has what it takes to coach the winning team.


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