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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children's Little League squads.

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Dennis Dugan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Gus
David Spade ... Richie
Jon Heder ... Clark
Jon Lovitz ... Mel
Craig Kilborn ... Jerry
Molly Sims ... Liz
Tim Meadows ... Wayne
Nick Swardson ... Howie
Erinn Bartlett ... Salad Girl / Sarah
Amaury Nolasco ... Carlos
Bill Romanowski ... Karl
Sean Salisbury Sean Salisbury ... Brad
Matt Weinberg ... Kyle
John Farley ... Swimmer Boy
Reggie Jackson ... Reggie Jackson
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Storyline

Three guys, all their lives, have been living in the shadow of bullies and are determined not to take it anymore. Now they must train with the help of Mel to take on the most offensive and meanest youth baseball teams. Written by Kaputnik Satelitle <RavenWerkheiserHexorcist>

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3 older dudes should be able to beat 9 young jocks... Right? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Benchwarmers See more »

Filming Locations:

Chino Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,656,429, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$59,843,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,957,291
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Dugan: Marty, Richie's boss at the video store, is Director Dennis Dugan's father. See more »

Goofs

When Nelson is lying in the middle of the baseball field after getting the 'beef stew', he starts to get up, but once Gus and Clark reach him in the next shot he is still lying on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Mel: Richie, do you have any kids?
Richie: Never had a date.
Mel: Clark?
Clark: Never spoke to a girl.
Mel: Gu-Gus?
Gus: Ugh, My wife and I are kinda working on it.
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Alternate Versions

Originally, the end credit sequence had a series of alternate takes, outtakes and deleted scenes. These were removed for the DVD release and were restored for its airings on the STARZ Network. See more »

Connections

References Mother's Day (1980) See more »

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Written by Daniel Goffey, Gaz Coombes and Michael Quinn
Performed by Supergrass
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Funny film!
31 March 2006 | by dltermSee all my reviews

I don't know what that Dutchmen's ax is (that he obviously needs to grind), but I am guessing that he never saw the movie. Jon Lovitz doesn't have a "cameo"...he has a substantial part in the film.

I watched it today at an advanced screening and laughed my ass off. It is nicely paced and I had a smile on my face throughout the entire film. I am not a big fan of Spade, but I liked him in this roll and Schnider actually shows some range...go figure!(Good director? probably...but, will have to see Schnider in his next movie) Cute chicks, some laughs, baseball, fart jokes, and Lovitz drives a couple of cars that can't be topped for coolness. Get some popcorn, a soda and don't expect "The Natural" ...you will have a great time at Benchwarmers.


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