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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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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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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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After their first game, David Spade walks out of the field with the other two wearing his sunglasses. This is the only scene where "Richie" wears sunglasses, because the director didn't allow the character to wear them. However, in this scene, he had forgotten to take his glasses off after being backstage and the director thought that the take was so good, he didn't bother re-doing the take. See more »

Goofs

In the game against Waynes Hardware, they send Howie to hit the ball. The girl gives him a bat and he holds it upside down. The camera then changes to Carlos' drunk point of view, and we see Howie holding the bat up on his shoulder. In the next frame, he was holding the bat in front of him pointing it down and swinging it around. See more »

Quotes

Richie: [after Salad Girl gives back a video] Well, I am management, so I'm gonna waive the late fee.
Salad Girl: Oh, they're not late, but thank you.
[Richie laughs nervously]
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References De-Lovely (2004) See more »

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Blister in the Sun
Written by Gordon Gano
Performed by Violent Femmes
Courtesy of London-Sire Records Inc. / Slash Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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