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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>

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When push comes to shove... they'll have to settle their problems like men. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | 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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$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$57,651,794 (USA) (19 May 2006)
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The end where the opposing team rebels against their manager (in order to help the Benchwarmers score at least one run) was lifted from the original Bad News Bears. Only this time, instead of the coaches son rebelling, the entire team does. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Connections

References How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Good
Written by Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale)
Performed by Devo
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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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