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Joe Somebody (2001)

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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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Mark McKinney
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Chuck Scarett (as Jim Belushi)
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Rick Raglow
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Cade Raymond
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Abby Manheim
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Pat Chilcutt
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Cassandra Taylor
James Cada ...
Exec. Bill
Tawnja Zahradka ...
Waver 'Tawnja'
Ahna Brandvik ...
Neva
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Storyline

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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fight | bully | karate | divorce | co worker | See more »

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someone just picked on the wrong nobody. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akárki Joe  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

One of the movie posters in the martial arts studio features JoBeth Williams, director John Pasquin's wife. See more »

Goofs

When Callie and Natalie are walking past the karate dojo and see Joe practicing with Chuck, the front end of Joe's Chevy Lumina is visible in the shot. However, a few scenes before Joe is showing Meg his new Cadillac. Based on his conversation with Meg, it sounds like he traded in his Lumina because that was "someone else" who drove it. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: Too bad. I was really hoping to give a shit.
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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

We Luv U
Written by Ralph Jezzard and Richard Battersy
Performed by Grand Theft Audio
Courtesy of Sire Records Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Exceptional? ....No.
5 July 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Serious? ....No.

Lighthearted? ....Yes.

Funny? ....Yes.

Full of morals and clichés? ....You bet.

But it's the Bullied verses the Bully and most of us, especially those of us who might have been in similar circumstances, like these kind of movies; don't we? Obviously this movie isn't meant to be taken too seriously and Tim Allen pulls it off nicely and, along with the support characters, they combine to make this one of those movies you can enjoy without having the feeling you have to barf.


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