Joe Somebody (2001)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 December 2001 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McKinney
Chuck Scarett (as Jim Belushi)
Rick Raglow
Cade Raymond
Cristi Conaway ...
Abby Manheim
Pat Chilcutt
Cassandra Taylor
James Cada ...
Exec. Bill
Tawnja Zahradka ...
Waver 'Tawnja'
Ahna Brandvik ...


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 <>

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someone just picked on the wrong nobody. See more »


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:

Super papá  »

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Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$22,770,864 (USA) (29 March 2002)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Half-way through the shooting of the martial arts shots, Tim Allen's arms became painfully bruised. This is why he randomly starts wearing pads in the middle of the story. See more »


Obvious stunt double of Joe crashing his shopping cart after racing with Mark in the Target store. See more »


[after getting hit by trainer]
Joe: Do people ever come back here?
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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »


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Ignore the critics, this one is a warm, light-hearted, feel-good film for the entire family.
21 November 2003 | by (Beaver Falls, PA) – See all my reviews

OK, folks, I've read almost every comment on here regarding this movie, and all I can say is... some of you just haven't got a clue. No, it's not a blockbuster comedy, but it wasn't intended to be. So, OK, clearly, this movie isn't for everyone... well, there isn't any movie made that appeals to EVERYONE, no matter how good it is. The point is this: This movie was very enjoyable. It does not try too hard, it makes you love or hate the characters appropriately, has a nice, fun (albeit somewhat simple) story, and is all around a nice, light-hearted film that the entire family can enjoy together. If you're not into family movies, then skip this one, otherwise, I definitely recommend it.

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