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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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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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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 »

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During the championship game, The Benchwarmers are losing 9-0 in the first inning. On the scoreboard it says they have 9 errors which is probably true, but later in the game when the scoreboard is shown they have zero errors. See more »

Quotes

Clark: We could still win this thing.
Richie: Wha-how?
Clark: If we use the force.
Richie: Let's try not to be too geeky, Clark.
Clark: The Force is powerful, my young padawan.
Howie: He's right. It is.
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References Racing Stripes (2005) See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
Produced by Jocko Marcellino and David Rees
Performed by Jocko and the Rockets
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If you want to maintain your faith in comedies, do not see this movie!
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Awful! Everything about it was poorly worked. From the Catastrophic characters to the the woeful writing to the the dodgy directing. This film had a moral; nerds and bullies can get along, like i haven't heard that 1000 times in every other movie of its kind. The protagonist 'Gus' is portrayed as some kind of superhero, while the two dodgy supporting roles just kept up the pathetic nature of the film, and honestly..i did not laugh once. And by the way, the whole pizza hut girl with the video guy....what was that about? what was her motive to get with him? 'wow a creepy guy in a video shop that plays baseball with kids, what a turn on' give me a break, and the character 'Howie' who is afraid of sunlight is completely not needed! This movie should only ever be seen as a demonstration on how NOT to make a comedy.


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