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

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Die Bankdrücker  »

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$33,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,656,429 (USA) (9 April 2006)

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$57,651,794 (USA) (21 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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When the 3 men first pull up to Mel's house, David Spade makes reference to Clay Aiken but that was dubbed over a word that starts with B. See more »

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Mel: If you build it, nerds will come.
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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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 (United States) – 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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