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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 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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3 older dudes should be able to beat 9 young jocks... Right? See more »

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Action | Comedy | Family | 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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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,656,429, 9 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,651,794, 21 May 2006
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Trivia

The issue with the player with the fake birth certificate really happened. Danny Almonte, originally from the Dominican Republic, playing for a US team from New York was found to be too old. He was actually 14, not 12, the cut-off age. He had a forged birth certificate. His team had won their regional competition and were eliminated in the semifinals of the Little League World Series but, as a result of the scandal, the entire team was disqualified, had their records erased and the coach banned for life from Little League baseball. See more »

Goofs

When Gus hits a home run, the ball goes flying and hits the man with Brad in the swimming pool. His nachos go flying and the tray lands between his legs. In the next frame he picks up the tray from his left side. See more »

Quotes

Clark: [where someone has recently farted] Oh! I love beef stew!
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References The Woodsman (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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I think my I.Q. dropped 95%
24 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Along with Nacho Libre, this has to be one of the worst movies since Street Fighter The Movie. Benchwarmers must have aimed towards being "stupid funny" so much that it lost total contact with what the word stupid and/or funny really means. The actors who took part in this film just took a large drop in their careers. I can understand Napoleon Dynamite (which I thought was equally dumb) has some value in the sense that you can laugh at a loser, but taking it as far as Benchwarmers and just throwing out all respect for yourself is another story. I would never recommend this motion picture to anyone. Instead, I'd give it as a gift to someone I hate, because after watching it, I think you'll lose some sanity. I also noted how it says five nominees...what was it nominated for? Most idiodic catch phrases fitted into a 2 hour long S#!t fest?


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