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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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Also Known As:

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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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John Farley:  The man in the speedo throughout the whole movie is Chris Farley's brother. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, the establishing shot shows the 3 kids playing baseball on the field and then moves in on Gus' truck pulling up to a house, where we see a lady pushing a stroller past the truck. The next shot is a medium shot of Gus getting things out of the back of his truck, and cuts to the kids playing as he looks at them. When it cuts back to the medium shot of Gus by his truck you can see the same lady walk past the truck again. See more »

Quotes

Gus: [upon seeing Carlos enter] Hey, what's going on here? How come he's playing?
Wayne: Oh, ah, I couldn't play him before because he was feeling ill.
Carlos: Me tummy, es sicko.
Umpire: Well you got proof he's a kid?
Gus: Come on! Look at his beard. He's 50.
Wayne: Not according to birth certifico.
[hands umpire the crumpled up paper he saw earlier]
Umpire: [looks inside and sees 'I am 12' written in green crayon, with a picture of Carlos and $10. He carefully pockets the $10 and folds the paper back up] He's got documentation. Play ball!
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References 13 Ghosts (1960) See more »

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Written by Daniel Goffey, Gareth Coombes and Michael Quinn
Performed by Supergrass
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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