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The Benchwarmers (2006)

 -  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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3 older dudes should be able to beat 9 young jocks... Right? See more »

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

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Box Office

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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Trivia

The issue with the player with the fake birth certificate really happened. Danny Almonte, originally from the Dominican Republic, playing for a US team from New York was found to be too old. He was actually 14, not 12, the cut-off age. He had a forged birth certificate. His team had won their regional competition and were eliminated in the semifinals of the Little League World Series but, as a result of the scandal, the entire team was disqualified, had their records erased and the coach banned for life from Little League baseball. See more »

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When Ritchie, Clark and Gus are leaving Pizza Hut, Mel and Nelson appear to be getting out of K.I.T.T. But Mel makes a comment on what Gus had said to Jerry inside of the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Howie: [quivering] Carlos?
Carlos: Who say my name?
Howie: [gives him 2 packs of beer and a tequila] I brought you a present from the Benchwarmers. You're really good at baseball.
Carlos: [happy] Thank you Albino.
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Carlos: Now get lost!
Howie: [cowers away screeching]
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References Vampire's Kiss (1988) See more »

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Hit or Miss
Written by Ian Grushka, Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert, Cyrus Bolooki and Steve Klein (as Stephen Klein)
Performed by New Found Glory
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really funny movie, the whole theater was cracking up
10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had a lot of the typical humor you'd expect from the three leads. May be typecasting John Heder a bit too much but he's good at the part he plays. Actually has a sweet story line. I went with my boyfriend and another couple and both the guys and the girls really enjoyed the movie and neither side was really offended by the humor. Be warned however, there are three different places in the movie where vomiting is involved(just for the funny effect it has on a situation). For anyone with a weak stomach, look away! I actually was pleasantly surprised with the minimal swearing in this movie when you consider who the cast is and who produced it (Happy Madison). Anyway, I thought it was a really good movie and would definitely recommend it.


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