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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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gym | dodgeball | ups | pirate | tournament | See All (80) »

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Grab life by the ball. See more »

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

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$182,574 (Hong Kong) (19 November 2004)
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White (Ben Stiller) uses an Apple Macbook laptop. In the mid-2000s, Justin Long (Justin) appeared in the "I'm a Mac" ads for Apple. See more »

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During the final match, Justin catches a ball, then Kate comes in and immediately catches another ball. This should result in a four-player swing (two in for Average Joes and two out for the Cobras); however, the announcer states that it is a "three-player swing". See more »

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White Goodman: Well, that's it. Good guy wins. Bad guy loses. Big freakin' surprise. That's the problem with the American cinema: Can't handle any complexity. "Whoa! Don't make me think!"
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Like chocolate cake: you know it's bad for you, but you can't help but love it
12 January 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Silly metaphor, I know. The film "Dodgeball: A true underdog story" while maybe be offensive at times, the film really brings it back up to place with the humor. You really can't help but laugh at the movie a couple times. Sort of like "Zoolander", another great flick with Ben Stiller, it's so stupid you've gotta love it. I would recommend this film for a good laugh. As of movie of the year or comedy of the year, no, this is not the film. But it was a good one to watch. A true film for any Ben Stiller fan, that's for sure. I will warn though, if you get offended easily, this maybe not the film for you.

8/10


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