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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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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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7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,656,429 (USA) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$119,286 (South Africa) (28 July 2006)
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The end where the opposing team rebels against their manager (in order to help the Benchwarmers score at least one run) was lifted from the original Bad News Bears. Only this time, instead of the coaches son rebelling, the entire team does. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry is introducing Carlos, in a certain shot the arm he is holding the beer bottle in is relaxed and at his side; in the next shot, he is holding up the bottle (just about) parallel to his chest. See more »

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Howie: For years I thought the sun was a monster. But I am here to tell you that it's not a monster! IT'S NOT A MONSTER!
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Spoofs Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003) See more »

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Hey Boy
Written by Richard Silva, Joakim Åhlund, Klas Ahlund and Patrik Arve
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm (as Teddybears STHLM)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Harmless Fun
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was oddly delightful. I found it to be very entertaining, I certainly didn't find myself bored with the movie in any way. Although some of the side characters are contrived and somewhat monotonous in their weirdness factor, overall it does a very good job.

David Spade stole the show however, he did a very good job and needless to say his character was the real barrel of laughs within the film. My biggest complaint would have to be Jon Hedder (Napolean Dynamite guy). I must say he seemed to play the EXACT same character from Napolean Dynamite. All the complaints aside, this movie was entertaining and harmless fun.


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