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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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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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$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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Rachel Hunter portrays a Hot Mother, who kisses Clark (Jon Heder) at the end of the movie. In 2003, she starred in Fountain of Wayne's music video, "Stacy's Mom," where she also portrayed a Hot Mother. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Clark: Shut up, Number 7!
Number 7 Robot: You shut up!
Clark: I'll kill you!
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References Firecracker (1981) See more »

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Knight Rider (Main Title)
Written by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson
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You either love these kinds of movies, or you hate them.
8 April 2006 | by 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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