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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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When push comes to shove... they'll have to settle their problems like men. 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) (7 April 2006)

Gross:

$57,651,794 (USA) (19 May 2006)
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jon Moscot was a 14-year-old extra in the film. He was not credited as his parents were concerned his college eligibility could be adversely impacted. Moscot has said that he gave up seven home runs to Rob Schneider during the filming. See more »

Goofs

When the Benchwarmers are looking at K.I.T.T., Clark is standing looking at the car. In the next shot (the camera looking in through the window of the car.) Jon Heder's hands are clearly seen on the edge of the open window and in the next shot he's standing there like he was before. See more »

Quotes

Richie: [after hitting the ball] I ticked it, it hit the bat!
Charlie Catcher: You're ssstill out.
Richie: You're ssstill fat!
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Connections

References Cannibal Holocaust (1980) See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
Produced by Jocko Marcellino and David Rees
Performed by Jocko and the Rockets
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better than expected
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I expected a very poor quality comedy, but this was anything but. I am giving this movie a "10" because it is a comedy, and it made me laugh almost non-stop, so in my opinion it was an amazing success. This movie does have its share of physical humor and toilet brand jokes, but it is well rounded with quick sharp wit as well, so unless you just hate humor in general, go see this movie. My only regret was seeing it in a packed theater because a lot of the jokes were strung together in such a quick manner that the laughter from the entire theater most likely made me miss some stuff. The actor that played David Spade's brother stole the show completely. Without giving anything away I have to say I laughed almost to the point of crying, as did the entire theater it seemed, and as the credits rolled i actually heard clapping from the audience. I don't want to hype it up to much, but its hard not to, so just go see the damn movie already.


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