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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

PG-13  |   |  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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Storyline

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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gym | dodgeball | las vegas | ups | pirate | See All (82) »

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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:

$30,070,196 (USA) (18 June 2004)

Gross:

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

According to the Globo Gym commercial at the very beginning of the movie, the story supposedly takes place in 1993. When White says he's not only the founder of Globo Gym, but he's also a client. A picture of White is then shown with White's name and the year 1987, while White continues to narrate the commercial he says: "This was me - 6 years and 600 pounds ago..." See more »

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When Peter throws cans of beverage to everyone after the impromptu car wash, there are sounds of an empty beverage can. A full beverage can actually sounds dull. See more »

Quotes

Kate Veatch: That... is a really interesting painting.
White Goodman: Thank you. Yeah, that's me, taking the bull by the horns. It's how I handle business. It's a metaphor.
Kate Veatch: I get it.
White Goodman: But that actually happened, though.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there's a bizarre rant from White Goodman to the audience with his comments on the film's ending and a related odd musical interlude. See more »

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Oh my God, this movie is funny!
25 June 2004 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I haven't laughed this hard at a movie in years. That's all I can really say about this movie. It's stupid, sure, but it's so hilarious, you don't care.

I could not stop laughing. There are so many jokes in this movie, you don't even have a chance to rest before the next one comes along.

Ben Stiller as the "evil" White Goodman -- it's a classic character that should go down in the annals of comedy greatness. The announcers for ESPN 8 "The Ocho" (Gary Cole and Jason Bateman) had me rolling in the aisles. Stephen Root is a comic genius as well, and Alan Tudyk as the random pirate (why? who cares!) was pure gold.

Oh, and make sure you stay till the end of the credits... Ben Stiller does a routine that's absolutely hysterical.


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