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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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Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Number 7 says Mel's last name is Carmichael but Mel says to that his last name is Schmegmer. See more »

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Troy: Listen, we have a game tomorrow, and there's only one field to practice on - so, beat it!
[pushes Nelson]
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References Dawn of the Dead (2004) See more »

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Cobra Style
Written by Klas Ahlund, Joakim Åhlund, Patrik Arve, Ewart Brown, Troy Rami,
Fabian Torsson, Sylvia Robinson and David Parker
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm (as Teddybears STHLM) featuring Mad Cobra
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Harmless Fun
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was oddly delightful. I found it to be very entertaining, I certainly didn't find myself bored with the movie in any way. Although some of the side characters are contrived and somewhat monotonous in their weirdness factor, overall it does a very good job.

David Spade stole the show however, he did a very good job and needless to say his character was the real barrel of laughs within the film. My biggest complaint would have to be Jon Hedder (Napolean Dynamite guy). I must say he seemed to play the EXACT same character from Napolean Dynamite. All the complaints aside, this movie was entertaining and harmless fun.


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