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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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Get off the bench and get into the game. 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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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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Charles Dugan:  Marty, Richie's boss at the video store, is director Dennis Dugan's father. See more »

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Mel says the tournament will be a round robin tournament, yet when it starts it is single elimination. Round robin means you play everyone. See more »

Quotes

Richie: Clark, we don't play baseball.
Clark: I told Gus that we would be there, and if we don't show up, that makes me a liar... and that's not what I'm about... Not now, NOT EVER!
Richie: Okay, Okay Daytime Emmy
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References Chained Heat (1983) See more »

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It's a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame
Written by William Katz, Gene Piller, Ruth Roberts and Harry Simeone
Performed by Nancy Bea Hefley
Courtesy of Fred Bock Music Company
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It's actually... good??
8 April 2006 | by (Hollywood, Arizona) – See all my reviews

I really did not expect the movie to be very good. Don't get me wrong - I thought I'd like it (I love almost every baseball movie ever made) but I had no idea that the film would actually work on multiple levels.

The movie's short, but that's OK as it gets right to the point and never stops. Some of the humor is a bit childish (far jokes), but they actually balance a lot of it out with other childish jokes that make the earlier ones bearable (back to back fart jokes... I don't want to be more specific because it will spoil it when you see it).

I was very pleased with this film and will probably see it again while it's in theaters. If you're somebody who likes any Adam Sandler branded flick then you'll love this one.


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