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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  7 April 2006 (USA)
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A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children baseball squads.

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Three guys, all their lives, have been living in the shadow of bullies and are determined not to take it anymore. Now they must train with the help of Mel to take on the most offensive and meanest youth baseball teams. Written by Kaputnik Satelitle <RavenWerkheiserHexorcist>

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When push comes to shove... they'll have to settle their problems like men. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Die Bankdrücker  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,316 (South Africa) (28 July 2006)

Gross:

$119,286 (South Africa) (28 July 2006)
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Jackie Sandler:  The woman that confronts Richie about the "Lesbian Sex Scenes" is Adam Sandler's wife. See more »

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Howie is said to have agoraphobia, which is a fear of open or public places. However, Howie shows more symptoms of heliophobia, which is fear of sunlight. See more »

Quotes

Gus: [to Nelson] Hey. Are you the kid who got farted on earlier?
Mel: Yes. This is my son Nelson. He's become quite the fart magnet for the neighborhood bullies.
Nelson: I also get a healthy smear of animal turds twice daily.
Clark: When I was your age, Fairy Jerry dumped a bucket of dog poop on me.
Nelson: His son just did that to me last week.
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References De-Lovely (2004) See more »

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Never Known
Written by Scott Doyle, Matt Hone, Denny Rasberry and Brandon Vanderford
Performed by O'Doyle Rules
Courtesy of Foundation Sound & Too Bored Productions
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Terrible
7 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not a huge fan of this sort of comedy, admittedly, but I watch quite a few as the parent of 4 teenage boys. I usually rate them in the category of "kept me occupied, didn't hate it, wouldn't watch it again" rather than as memorable, or works of comedic genius. For example, I found Wayne's World, Dodgeball, and most Adam Sandler movies to be very reasonable to watch, but thought Kicking and Screaming was not entertaining. This film was much worse than that. The characters are not appealing and not funny. I couldn't sympathize with any of them, nor could I laugh at them or with them. The gags are old and not well executed. The movie failed on every level for me. Junior high boys would find it entertaining, everyone else should rent something else.


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