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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, 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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Get off the bench and get into the game. See more »


Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bankdrücker  »

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Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$57,651,794 (USA) (19 May 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jackie Sandler: The woman that confronts Richie about the "Lesbian Sex Scenes" is Adam Sandler's wife. See more »


Mel says the ballpark builders have 24 hours to build the ballpark. This is impossible because it would take over 24 hours to lay the cement and let it dry, let alone build the rest of the park including the pool and slide, which would take several days to finish by itself. See more »


Gus: [shouts] Clark! Try to hit the ball in the strike zone.
Clark: Well where's the strike zone?
[he gets a bit distracted during the pitch]
Umpire: Strike two!
Gus: Right there.
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References It Came from Outer Space (1953) See more »


Hit or Miss
Written by Ian Grushka, Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert, Cyrus Bolooki and Steve Klein (as Stephen Klein)
Performed by New Found Glory
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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