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When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back.

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When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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A Comedy About Somebody Everybody Can Believe In. See more »

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Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some mild violence | See all certifications »

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21 December 2001 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,377,635 (USA) (21 December 2001)

Gross:

$22,770,864 (USA) (29 March 2002)
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Employee photos and names seen at STARKE Pharmaceuticals, including those on ID badges, cubicles, and company posters, are those of crew members. See more »

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As Mark cuts Joe off in the parking lot, post production chose the wrong horn sound-effect. That sfx was intended for a car honking as is drove past. See more »

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Callie: We had a great weekend. Did she tell you about the play?
Joe: Yeah. The actors were naked.
Natalie Scheffer: So were the ushers.
Callie: They were not!
Joe: Callie, Beauty and The Beast is in town. Whats matter with that?
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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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The Sweetest Girl
Written by Sheppard, Kenny Gioia and Darius Rustam
Performed by Chloe
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Heartwarming, funny movie!
9 February 2004 | by (sioux city, iowa) – See all my reviews

That this movie didn't do better than it did at the box office is more an indictment on our culture at large than on the film itself. Genuinely funny (as much as is appropriate for family, sans some the language), it portrays in a simple way a simple message: that, while change and growth are good things, they shouldn't come at the expense of being yourself. If I could have advised "Meg" (played by the always-alluring Julie Bowen), I would tell her that she's right about the big fight between "Joe" and "Mark", but that she should try to understand that, as a guy, it's important for Joe to learn to fight and to at least show up. No, Joe didn't need to beat the snot out of Mark to be a good man--he already was one--but a guy can't back down from challenges. I think that Joe, by showing up and being ready to fight if needed, ended up handling it the best way he could have. And he got a very cute lady--as well as new sartorial skills--to boot!


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