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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 18 June 2004 (USA)
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 (107) »

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A true underdog story. 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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Dodgeball  »

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 »

Goofs

When Me'Shell shows White the photos of Kate taken by the hidden camera, they're taken from an angle that the camera couldn't possibly have captured. See more »

Quotes

[after sudden death is announced]
Cotton McKnight: Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to witness the greatest happening in sport: sudden-death dodgeball.
Pepper Brooks: Pepper needs new shorts!
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the credits, there's a commercial for Average Joe's, followed by a quick glimpse of White Goodman's fate. See more »

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References Road House (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Dunkie Butt
Written by Isiah Pinkney, Robert F. Gordon, John Starks, Fred Wesley (as Fred Wesley Jr.) and James Brown
Performed by 12 Gauge
Courtesy of Volcano Entertainment III, L.L.C.
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music
(contains a sample of "The Payback" performed by James Brown)
Courtesy of Universal Records, under license from Universal Enterprises).
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Great Fun!
20 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Picked this up on DVD for £3 ($6) - didn't know anything about it We thought it one of the funniest films we've seen for some time. Thought I'd check out the rating and was surprised how low (6.6) it was. Then checked out some of the "Hated It" comments to see why this could be I guess that a lot of people find this film offensive, with stereotypical attitudes - like how a bisexual woman could kiss both a man and a woman (an extraordinary observation). Or that it was unfair to poke fun at someone who spent all his waking hours dressed up as pirate. I think that comment came from a member of the Long John Silver Alliance.

Lighten up! Comedy - like any other artistic endeavour is subjective - all I can say is that I laughed and found that at many points the jokes were coming faster than I could process them - always a good sign.

A good combination of slapstick humour and smart-ass comments delivered at a rapid pace And an ever-popular theme: will the underdogs triumph? Watch it and find out


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