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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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Cassandra Taylor
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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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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

The scenes of Tim Allen racing a shopping cart were shot at the Target Store in Minnesota. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Joe Sheffer grabs his girlfriend, Meg Harper. When seen from her point of view, he's got her by the wrist; when seen from his point of view, he's got her by the elbow. See more »

Quotes

Chuck: Hey, let me give you a free lesson, all right? My way of saying, 'Don't press charges'.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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If You Only Dream
Written and Performed by Sidney James
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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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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