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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McKinney
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 <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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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)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

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 »


When Joe is in the parking lot getting beat up and humiliated by Mark the bully, the scene switches between midday sun, cloudy, partly cloudy and sunset between shots. See more »


Joe: You talkin' to me?
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Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »


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Written and Performed by Scott Nickoley & Jamie Dunlap
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Contains all the successful elements for family movie
24 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent family movie, if you have the disc you will want to watch it a second time in a day or two. It is worth having in your collection, you will want to go back to it time and time again.

Tim Allen is lovable and does an excellent performance. Julie Bowen also excellent and lovable. The supporting actors and direction were superb.

A great underdog movie turning top-dog with a couple scenes that were stretching the imagination. (please excuse the cliché's they are unavoidable.)

To make this review submission-able I have to add this last line. I think it deserves a better score than 5.5

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