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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  18 June 2004 (USA)
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A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

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White Goodman is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but can't find a way to get $50,000 in time. Peter and his gang of gym buddies think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodgeball tournament. White Goodman retaliates by creating his own dodgeball team to finish off Peter. Peter's team doesn't do too well, until legendary ADAA champ Patches O'Houlihan turns up ready to train them. Written by FilmFanUK

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Plot Keywords:

gym | dodgeball | ups | pirate | tournament | See more »

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Grab life by the ball. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for rude and sexual humor, and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$96,947 (Hong Kong) (5 November 2004)

Gross:

$182,574 (Hong Kong) (19 November 2004)
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Trivia

According to many cast members, the hardest part of filming the dodgeball scenes was not flinching when they knew they were about to be hit by a ball. See more »

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In the match against the Lumberjacks, when the referee asks if Average Joe's are ready, Owen is lined up with his team mates touching the back wall as if he were about to take part in the match. Not only would this mean that Average Joes had 7 players on court, but in subsequent shots of the match taking place, you can clearly see Owen on the sidelines wearing a tracksuit top, having not taken part in the game. See more »

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White Goodman: Meet Fran Stalinofskivitchdavitovichsky. In her home country of Romanovia, dodgeball is the national sport and her nuclear power plant's team won the championship five years running, which makes her the deadliest woman on earth with a dodgeball. Ball me, Blazer.
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If you can dodge a wrench.....
28 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the funniest slapstick comedy ever. Ben Stiller was funny as always and Vince Vaughn was surprisingly funny. Stiller plays White Goodman and he is the snobbish owner of his up-to-the-style Globo Gym whereas Vaughn plays Peter La Fleur and he is the owner of Average Joe's. The gyms find out that there would be a dodgeball tournament held in a few weeks with a grand prize of fifty thousand dollars. Average Joe's need that money or else the gym goes to Globo Gym. The gyms ended up going and making it to the finals. But who wins? The movie will tell you that. All of the supporting actors were funny especially Rip Torn as Patches O'Houlihan. If you like Ben Stiller, you will like this movie. I rate this film a 10/10.


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