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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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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bankdrücker  »

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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

Nelson is standing next to Mel when Clark, Gus, and Richie first go to his house. After the "something" is cleaned off his face, there is a shot of Mel with his hands on the table, then an over-the-shoulder shot of Nelson, where you see Mel's hand around Nelson's shoulders, then it cuts back to Mel's hands in front of him again. There is not enough time for him to move that quickly. See more »

Quotes

Richie: Clark, we don't play baseball.
Clark: I told Gus that we would be there, and if we don't show up, that makes me a liar... and that's not what I'm about... Not now, NOT EVER!
Richie: Okay, Okay Daytime Emmy
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References The Day After Tomorrow (2004) See more »

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Never Known
Written by Scott Doyle, Matt Hone, Denny Rasberry and Brandon Vanderford
Performed by O'Doyle Rules
Courtesy of Foundation Sound & Too Bored Productions
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better than expected
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected a very poor quality comedy, but this was anything but. I am giving this movie a "10" because it is a comedy, and it made me laugh almost non-stop, so in my opinion it was an amazing success. This movie does have its share of physical humor and toilet brand jokes, but it is well rounded with quick sharp wit as well, so unless you just hate humor in general, go see this movie. My only regret was seeing it in a packed theater because a lot of the jokes were strung together in such a quick manner that the laughter from the entire theater most likely made me miss some stuff. The actor that played David Spade's brother stole the show completely. Without giving anything away I have to say I laughed almost to the point of crying, as did the entire theater it seemed, and as the credits rolled i actually heard clapping from the audience. I don't want to hype it up to much, but its hard not to, so just go see the damn movie already.


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