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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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It's Never Too Late To Take A Stand. 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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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bankdrücker  »

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Box Office

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 drills that that Reggie Jackson used for the boys were actual drills he did as a kid. See more »

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Mel says the tournament will be a round robin tournament, yet when it starts it is single elimination. Round robin means you play everyone. See more »

Quotes

[seeing three Howie's thru his blurred vision]
Carlos: Look at all those Albinos.
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References Black Beauty (1994) See more »

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Jerk It Out
Written by Joakim Åhlund
Performed by Caesars (as The Caesars)
Courtesy of Astralwerks
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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