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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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Exec. Bill
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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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Knockout fun for the whole family! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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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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Super papá  »

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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. Williams starred in Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) alongside Tim Allen, playing the ex-wife of Allen's character. John Pasquin directed both films. See more »

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When Natalie and her father Joe are in the car discussing his job, a clapper board can be seen next to them between the front seats. In the next shot a newspaper is there instead. The "Joe" part of the title is visible on the clapper board. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Scheffer: Why do I have to spend weekends with them? Can't we just drive by every Saturday and wave?
Joe Scheffer: Your mom's a little eccentric. Think of her as an exotic flower.
Natalie Scheffer: And that made you what? Dirt?
Joe Scheffer: NAT, she's your mom.
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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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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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