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The Benchwarmers -- A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
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Get off the bench and get into the game. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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If you liked the trailer, see this movie. If you hated the trailer, avoid this movie. It's that simple. See more (205 total) »

Cast

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Rob Schneider ... Gus

David Spade ... Richie

Jon Heder ... Clark

Jon Lovitz ... Mel

Craig Kilborn ... Jerry

Molly Sims ... Liz

Tim Meadows ... Wayne

Nick Swardson ... Howie

Erinn Bartlett ... Salad Girl / Sarah

Amaury Nolasco ... Carlos

Bill Romanowski ... Karl
Sean Salisbury ... Brad

Matt Weinberg ... Kyle

John Farley ... Swimmer Boy

Reggie Jackson ... Himself

Joe Gnoffo ... Marcus Ellwood (as Joey Gnoffo)

Jackie Sandler ... Female Customer
Ray Nicholson ... Kid Catcher #1 Game #2

Jared Sandler ... Autograph Kid

Terry Crews ... Poker Guy #1

Rachel Hunter ... Hot Mother

Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Jock Kid Game #3

Dan Patrick ... Poker Guy #2 A.K.A. O'Malley
Robert S. Frank ... Spock Lookalike
John Kirk ... Hobbit
Rob Moore ... Poker Guy #3 (as Rob S. Moore)

James Earl Jones ... Darth Vader (voice)

Max Prado ... Nelson

Dennis Dugan ... Coach Bellows

Jillian Henry ... Gretchen Peterson

Garrett Julian ... Mitchell

Alex Warrick ... Sammy Sprinkler
Cole Hockenbury ... Jarrett

Danny McCarthy ... Troy
Mason Knight ... Charlie Catcher
Charles Dugan ... Marty

Doug Jones ... Number 7 Robot

Jonathan Loughran ... Brad's Assistant Coach
Michael Westphal ... Kid Umpire
Chipps Cooney ... Old Man

Irene Roseen ... Elderly Woman

Judith Drake ... Mrs. Johnson
Earl Skakel ... Outhouse Guy
Gloria Payne ... Smitten Mother
Michael Venit ... Kid Catcher Game #5

Gerry Del Sol ... Umpire
David Haddad ... Umpire
Chillie Willie Smith ... Umpire

Blake Clark ... Umpire

Brooke Langton ... Kathy Dobson

Ron Masak ... Principal

Mary Jo Catlett ... Mrs. Ellwood

J.J. Darwish ... Goth Kid

Lochlyn Munro ... Ultimate Home Remodel Host

Matthew Willig ... Jock Guy
DJ Evans ... Little Nerdy Kid

Alastair Douglas ... Carlos' Son

Cleo King ... Lady Customer
Luke Franco ... Baseball Fan #1
David Agdaian ... First Baseman

Bob Sexton ... Karl's Assistant Coach
Gary Hartunian ... Dad Umpire
Jonathan Wachter ... Brookdale Team Captain
Gus Aukuso Puluti ... Nerd Vendor
Kimberly Jackson ... Baseball Fan #3
Madison McGolgan ... Benchwarmer Fan #2

Joseph R. Sicari ... Hot Dog Vendor

Blake Hogue ... Nerd Fan Game #4
Rich Burris ... Umpire Game #3
Michael Moore ... Candia Assistant Coach
Tom Silardi ... Candia Coach
Erick Keays ... Nerd Vendor #2

Elle King ... Goth Kid's Girlfriend (as Ellie Schneider)

Abbi Butler ... Pizza Hut Employee
Mesha Kussman ... Hot Dog Customer
Wyking Jones ... Umpire #5
Darryl K. Miller Sr. ... Umpire #6 Game #6

Robert Harvey ... Umpire #7

Gabriel Pimentel ... Little Man (as Gabriel Pimental)
Jack Platner ... Wayne's Team, 2nd Baseman
Joey Singleton ... Wayne's Team, Center Fielder
Nolan Sax ... Wayne's Team, Shortstop
Stephen F. Andrich ... Umpire #8 (as Stephen Andrich)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Akulov ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)

Jack Anthony ... Nerd 4 Life (uncredited)

Jodi Clay ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Kelly Cramer ... Autograph Girl (uncredited)

William Daniels ... K.I.T.T. (voice) (uncredited)

Edward J. Franklin ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)

Vicki Goldsmith ... Jock (uncredited)
Colby Greening ... Scoreboard Kid (uncredited)

Dalon Huntington ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)

Mike Kohl ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)
Teresa Krzywicki ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)
Noel Petok ... Nerd 4 Life (uncredited)

Kristin Quick ... Kristen (uncredited)
Anne Marie Sanguigni ... Kissing Girl (uncredited)
Chris Sprister ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)
Brittany M. Wildman ... Nerd Fan (uncredited)

Jed Williams ... Nerd 4 Life (uncredited)

Directed by
Dennis Dugan 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Allen Covert (written by) &
Nick Swardson (written by)

Produced by
Barry Bernardi .... executive producer
Allegra Clegg .... executive producer
Derek Dauchy .... co-producer
Jack Giarraputo .... producer
Adam Sandler .... producer
Nick Swardson .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Waddy Wachtel 
 
Cinematography by
Thomas E. Ackerman 
 
Film Editing by
Peck Prior 
Sandy S. Solowitz 
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Au 
Jeffrey Mossa 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Jane Fort 
 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... key makeup artist
Corrina Duran .... makeup artist
Rose Librizzi .... makeup artist: Mr. Schneider
Ann Pala .... makeup department head (as Ann Pala Taylor)
Thomas Real .... department head hair stylist
Nancy Tong .... hair stylist (as Nanxy Tong-Heater)
Larry Waggoner .... hair stylist: Mr. Schneider
Michelle Webb .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Allegra Clegg .... unit production manager
Daren Hicks .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eugene Davis .... additional second assistant director
Hope Garrison .... second assistant director
Melinda Johnson .... second second assistant director
Dennis M. White .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman
Greg Benge .... set dresser
Tony Bohorquez .... lead model maker
Damon Bowden .... paint decorator
Max E. Brehme .... property master
David B. Clark .... paint gang boss
John Collins .... assistant art director
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist
James Dupuy .... head plasterer
Brad Good .... assistant property master
Will Grant .... assistant property master
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt .... stand-by painter
Mark Kelly .... props assistant
Scott W. Leslie .... assistant property master
Sean Lira .... set dresser
Lyle Maves .... plasterer gang boss
Skyler Ng .... art department assistant
David C. Potter .... leadman
Jaime Ramirez .... art production assistant
Tommy Samona .... second leadman
Hugo Santiago .... leadman set designer
Doug Sieck .... set dresser
Chad Simpson .... paint gangboss
John Snow .... head painter
Richard Blake Wester .... second lead person
Timothy S. Wiles .... property master
Jason Bartolone .... propmaker (uncredited)
William Eliscu .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator
Jeremy Brill .... sound
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Richard Kite .... utility sound
Howard London .... adr mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Orloff .... supervising sound mixer
Kelly Oxford .... supervising adr editor
Michelle Pazer .... dialogue editor
Lenny Rabinowitz .... adr recording engineer
David Stanke .... first assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Matthew E. Taylor .... sound effects recordist
Lieven Van Hulle .... sound utility
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor
Scott Wolf .... sound designer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Roy Machado .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Enrique Bilsland .... mechanical designer
Joseph Livolsi .... special effects technician
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects foreman
Stan Winston .... animatronic robot effects
 
Visual Effects by
Kent Demaine .... creative director: interactive design
Sean Kennedy .... digital effects artist: Pacific Vision Productions
 
Stunts
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunt performer
Joni Avery .... stunts
Michael H. Barnett .... stunts
Sean Bowers .... stunt double
Zane Cassidy .... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau .... stunts
Michael Cody .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunt double: David Spade
Danny Downey .... stunts
Cody Gilbert .... stunts
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunt coordinator (as Gary L. Guercio)
Gary Guercio .... stunt double: Rob Schneider
Gilbert Reid Harper .... stunts
Reid Harper .... stunt double
Shawn Kautz .... stunts
Oakley Lehman .... stunts
Allan Padelford .... stunts
Tarah Paige .... stunts
Jarret Reid .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double: Jon Lovitz
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen F. Andrich .... director of photography: second unit
Russell Ayer .... electrician
Craig Bauer .... film loader
Erik Bernstein .... electrician
Walter Byrnes .... grip rigger
Jack Chouchanian .... key grip
Joe Chouchanian .... grip
Alan Colbert .... assistant chief lighting technician
Toby Conroy .... camera production assistant
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Linda Gacsko .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Harry K. Garvin .... Steadicam operator
Harry K. Garvin .... camera operator: "a" camera
Raymond Gonzales .... rigging gaffer
Andrew B. Horton .... lighting technician
Steele Hunter .... key rigging grip
Sebastian Jungwirth .... associate director of photography
Kevin Kallen .... grip
David Katz .... digital video assist operator
Joe Kelly .... key grip: visual effects
Joe Macaluso .... best boy grip
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician
Darren Michaels .... unit still photographer
Rob Monroy .... assistant camera
Michael Nie .... crane operator: Technocrane
Ray Patrick .... super technocrane operator
Joe A. Ponticelle .... first assistant camera
Raman Rao .... gaffer
Dylan Rush .... lighting technician
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician
Mike Schwake .... grip
Monte Swann .... 24 frame video operator
Jeffrey Thorin .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Tommy Tieche .... second assistant camera
Richard Turner .... additional camera operator
Michael Wahl .... dolly grip
Andy Waldron .... grip
Jack M. Guberman .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ajay Dass .... extras casting
Kimberly Mullen .... casting: Florida
Mark Mullen .... casting: Florida
Kellie Roy .... casting assistant (as Kellie Gesell)
Julie Weissman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Antonitta Barnes .... set costumer
Steve Constancio .... set costumer
Joe Diaz .... set costumer
Jessica Fasman .... costume supervisor
Suzy Magnin .... costumer
Tisha D. Nagel .... costume production assistant (as Tisha Jahnke)
Andrea Napier .... set costumer
Ángela Núñez .... key costumer
Damien Quinn .... set costumer
Ivory Stanton .... costume ager/dyer
 
Editorial Department
Patsy Bouge .... post-production
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Ryan Coopersmith .... post-production assistant
Andy Kaplan .... digital intermediate producer
Siobhan Prior .... assistant editor
Desireh Sedaghat .... editorial production assistant
J.J. Titone .... apprentice editor: film
 
Music Department
Bryan Bonwell .... music supervisor
Caesars .... performer: song "Jerk It Out"
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
J.J. George .... music editor
Stuart Grusin .... music editor
Steven Scott Smalley .... conductor
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Gina Zimmitti .... music contractor
 
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... driver
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
Rob Byer .... driver
Matt DeAmicis .... driver (as Matthew DeAmicis)
Doug Dovichi .... driver
Bruce Hathaway .... driver
Rita Lundin .... transportation
Doug S. MacLean .... driver
George R. Matejka .... driver
Jim Moores .... driver
Tina Peterson .... driver
Brenda Ryan .... driver
Richard C. Ryan .... driver/generator operator
Dana Swartout .... driver
 
Other crew
Timothy Adams .... trainer: Mr. Schneider (as Tim Adams)
Spencer Andrews .... photo double: David Spade (as Spencer Jambor)
Carlos A. Aragon .... assistant location manager
Daniel Beals .... production assistant
Scott Bigbee .... location scout
Michelle D. Camero .... assistant: Mr. Dugan
Cory Cate .... production assistant
Elida Cerda .... key medic
Michael Cicone .... baseball coach: Mr. Schneider
Scott Cler .... assistant production coordinator
Ralph Coleman .... location manager
Adam Conroy .... assistant: Mr. Schneider
John Cromwell .... production assistant
Tova Dann .... production assistant
Andrew Dauchy .... assistant to director
Mary Decaro .... production assistant (as Mary Griffin)
Harper Dill .... production assistant
Mandi Dillin .... assistant location manager
J.D. Donaruma .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Michael Dorner .... payroll accountant
Eric Dow .... production assistant
Mark Robert Ellis .... sports coordinator
Gino Falla .... assistant accountant
Rob Frank .... key assistant location manager
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Orlando R. Gonzales .... first assistant production coordinator
Katherine Gourley .... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Amanda Harrington .... assistant to location scout
Tower J. Hazard .... production assistant
Noessa Higa .... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Lindsay Hudson .... medic
Nancy Karlin .... script supervisor
Jeff Ketcham .... production assistant
Cody Klop .... adr voice
Mesha Kussman .... assistant: Mr. Dugan
Tom Lackey .... location scout
Ron Landry .... production assistant
Cary Sato Lee .... craft service
Sandra Lee .... location scout (as Sandra Gabrych)
Evan Liss .... medic
Sean Madaras .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Caroline Mah .... production assistant
Isaiah Guyman Martin IV .... production assistant
Aimee McDaniel .... baseball coordinator
Grant Pierce Myers .... assistant: Mr. Dauchy (as Grant Myers)
Jennifer Perkins .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Kate Chase Pitzarella .... location assistant (as Kate Chase)
Shane Ralston .... stand-in: Jon Lovitz
Mike Ribaudo .... baseball coach
Tammy Sandler .... unit publicist
Jill Sayre .... adr loop group
Jim Schiro .... assistant accountant
Charlie Scott .... key craft service
Todd Silverman .... baseball double: Mr. Schneider
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Cheryl A. Stone .... production accountant
Hirotatsu Taniguchi .... set production assistant: re-shoot
Jeremy Tate .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Billy Taylor .... production assistant
Brian Taylor .... production assistant
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager
Chris Titone .... production assistant
Ken Twohy .... production assistant
Tom Vicini .... stand-in
Tom Vicini .... utility stand-in
Tony Whitmore .... supervising medic
Shawn Williamson .... production assistant
Cory Johnson .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language
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80 min | Philippines:75 min (cut)
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Trivia:
The issue with the player with the fake birth certificate really happened. Danny Almonte, originally from the Dominican Republic, playing for a US team from New York was found to be too old. He was actually 14, not 12, the cut-off age. He had a forged birth certificate. His team had won their regional competition and were eliminated in the semifinals of the Little League World Series but, as a result of the scandal, the entire team was disqualified, had their records erased and the coach banned for life from Little League baseball.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As Howie races back into the house after retrieving the cookies, he runs in his closet and pulls the cord on his door to close it. For a split second, you can see the string snap off the door and the door does not get closed all the way.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Mel:This was a total waste of time, wasn't it?
Gus:Yeah.
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References Kangaroo Jack (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Got YouSee more »

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44 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
If you liked the trailer, see this movie. If you hated the trailer, avoid this movie. It's that simple., 17 April 2006
Author: MovieManMenzel from United States

"The Benchwarmers" is about 3 older guys named Gus (Rob Schnieder), Richie (David Spade) and Clark (Jon Heder) who start a baseball league against the bullies in the neighborhood. After a huge crowd comes out to support the team, the guys decide to enter a competition with the bullies. The winner will get a brand new stadium. Lots of immature laughs ensue…

After walking out of "The Benchwarmers" I realized one thing. That this movie is exactly like the trailer and television spots made it out to be. This means that if you didn't find the trailer funny or amusing avoid this film because the odds are you won't like it. I, however, did enjoy the film. It's not a great masterpiece or anything like that but more of an immature film that you can laugh at and remember what it is like being a kid.

I took three of my little brothers to see the film with me and all of them really enjoyed it. Just hearing them laugh and get such a kick out of it made the film just a tad better for me. This movie is childish by its very nature. All the characters in the film reminded me of watching little kids which in my opinion was amusing seeing grown men act this way. It was funny and amusing not to mention contained a whole slue of memorable quotes that people will be quoting for many days to come.

While I enjoyed most of the movie and I can appreciate it for what it is, a stupid fun comedy, I must admit some jokes were used too much. The fart jokes came by the truckload in this film and while a few were amusing, most of them weren't. Also the amount of gay sexual undertones in this movie was too much as well. When the film first tried a gay joke, it kind of worked but as the movie continued on, the gay jokes just got worse and worse and weren't funny.

Rob Schneider for once plays a different role here. While I have always been a fan of his cheesy and overly stupid roles, I am glad to see him play a different role. He played a more mature character and for once in his career, this role didn't involve him becoming something like a woman, an animal, or a male gigolo. I enjoy Schneider much more than I probably should admit and I am glad to see he expanded his role choice for once. David Spade is really starting to grow on me. After seeing him alongside Chris Farley in "Tommy Boy" and "Black Sheep" I thought he was someone who I was going to enjoy for many years to come. But then "8 Heads in a Duffle Bag" and "Lost & Found" came out and I lost interest in him. It wasn't until 2003 when I began to like David Spade again after seeing "Dickie Roberts" and ever since then he has been growing on me again. I think it's is whole sarcastic sense of humor that I enjoy. Like his quote from the movie," I didn't know athlete had three syllables, that's AAMAAZZINNG". I kind of feel bad for Jon Heder because I like the guy but after "Napoleon Dynamite" I feel he will be playing the same role for the rest of his life. He plays a more talkative "Napoleon" in "Benchwarmers" and is a lot of fun. He is still amusing and most of his jokes work but I just wonder after a few more films will audiences be tired of him?

"The Benchwarmers" is a must for those who are fans of Schneider, Spade, or Heder. If you hate these guys or hate stupid immature comedies then avoid this movie. There is a specific target audience of adults this is geared towards and is a film that you will either enjoy (notice I didn't say love) or hate with a passion. Also it's a pretty safe film that many kids between the ages of 7 and 18 will probably enjoy more than anyone else. Every once in a while, I enjoy seeing a stupid childish comedy like "Benchwarmers" but I know what to expect when I go into it and I got just what I expected. Movies like this aren't screened to critics because studios know they will not like it. They are not the target audience. But for myself, I can still like art films and enjoy silly comedies that have no substance. If critics loosened up a bit or maybe had kids and took them to see some of these movies with them, they would realize how fun some of these films really are. "The Benchwarmers" is a fun hour and a half for those who can appreciate this film for what it is.

MovieManMenzel's final rating for "The Benchwarmers" is a 7/10.

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