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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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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7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Bankdrücker  »

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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$57,651,794 (USA) (19 May 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 »

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During game 1 of the tournament, the sky repeatedly changes from day to night. See more »

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Howie: Richie?
[hands out a bottle of urine]
Richie: Okay, buddy.
Clark: Is that apple juice?
Richie: Nooo.
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References Sideways (2004) See more »

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Cobra Style
Written by Klas Ahlund, Joakim Åhlund, Patrik Arve, Ewart Brown, Troy Rami,
Fabian Torsson, Sylvia Robinson and David Parker
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm (as Teddybears STHLM) featuring Mad Cobra
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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