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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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It's Never Too Late To Take A Stand. 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)  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$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

When Clark throws the rock into the lawnmower and then The lawnmower shoots out the rock into Richies testicles he pukes and you hear the sound for his puke come out but you don't see any vomit come out of his mouth. See more »

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[after purosely stomping on Gus's hand]
Carlos: Sorry. It was accident.
[lifts foot off Gus's hand]
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References Jason X (2001) See more »

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Hey Boy
Written by Richard Silva, Joakim Åhlund, Klas Ahlund and Patrik Arve
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm (as Teddybears STHLM)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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You either love these kinds of movies, or you hate them.
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really think that's the only issue with this film. If you've been a fan of Adam Sandler's work (this is a Happy Madison production), you'll like this movie. Not only was it produced by Sandler, but it was co-written by one of his longtime buddies Allen Covert. If you go into this movie not knowing what to expect, that's your own fault. I know this movie won't be received well by critics, but when has ANYTHING that Sandler's done ever been? Ontop of that it features Jon Heder aka Napoleon Dynamite. To me, this was a huge added bonus. I love Sandler movies, and I loved Napoleon Dynamite. Many people feel Heder's a terrible actor, but I think his delivery is hysterical. I found myself laughing throughout this film, and thought it supplied Heder with more great one-liners that will be quoted for the next year. After saying that, some of you might turn your nose up at me and tell me that I wouldn't know what a good movie is, but I enjoy and cherish Casablanca, The Godfather: Part II, and Good Will Hunting as much as anybody, but forgive me if I like to enjoy a little mindless laughter at times. If you didn't like Billy Madison, The Hot Chick, or Napoleon Dynamite, you'll hate this movie, no doubt. But then why would you even go see it in the first place?


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