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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Family | 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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Get off the bench and get into the game. 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$57,651,794, 21 May 2006
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Charles Dugan: Marty, Richie's boss at the video store, is director Dennis Dugan's father. See more »

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Mel says the ballpark builders have 24 hours to build the ballpark. This is impossible because it would take over 24 hours to lay the cement and let it dry, let alone build the rest of the park including the pool and slide, which would take several days to finish by itself. See more »

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Clark: [a ball hits Richie in the head] Duuuuhhhr!
Richie: You just lost your membership at video world!
Clark: Dang it!
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References Me, Myself & Irene (2000) 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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Really funny movie, the whole theater was cracking up
10 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie had a lot of the typical humor you'd expect from the three leads. May be typecasting John Heder a bit too much but he's good at the part he plays. Actually has a sweet story line. I went with my boyfriend and another couple and both the guys and the girls really enjoyed the movie and neither side was really offended by the humor. Be warned however, there are three different places in the movie where vomiting is involved(just for the funny effect it has on a situation). For anyone with a weak stomach, look away! I actually was pleasantly surprised with the minimal swearing in this movie when you consider who the cast is and who produced it (Happy Madison). Anyway, I thought it was a really good movie and would definitely recommend it.


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