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Joe Somebody (2001)

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When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back.

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John Pasquin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Joe Scheffer
Julie Bowen ... Meg Harper
Kelly Lynch ... Callie Scheffer
Greg Germann ... Jeremy
Hayden Panettiere ... Natalie Scheffer
Patrick Warburton ... Mark McKinney
Jim Belushi ... Chuck Scarett
Ken Marino ... Rick Raglow
Wolfgang Bodison ... Cade Raymond
Cristi Conaway ... Abby Manheim
Robert Joy ... Pat Chilcutt
Tina Lifford ... Cassandra Taylor
James Cada James Cada ... Exec. Bill
Tawnja Zahradka Tawnja Zahradka ... Waver 'Tawnja'
Ahna Brandvik Ahna Brandvik ... Neva
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Storyline

When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Knockout fun for the whole family! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some mild violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super papá See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,377,635, 23 December 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,770,864, 31 March 2002
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer indicates or shows that Joe Scheffer is the Director of Internal Communications before the incident occurred in the parking lot but this is not actually true in the theatrical release of the movie as Joe Scheffer did not become the Director of Internal Communications until afterwards. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Joe Sheffer grabs his girlfriend, Meg Harper. When seen from her point of view, he's got her by the wrist; when seen from his point of view, he's got her by the elbow. See more »

Quotes

Joe: That's Mark McKinney! He's a seven-year employee. W-what's he doing in the ten-year lot?
Natalie Scheffer: Maybe he's gonna stand around for another three years.
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Connections

References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Only Dream
Written and Performed by Sidney James
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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Definitely a "guy" film, but a good one.
5 November 2002 | by Cipher-JSee all my reviews

Joe wanted to make movies, but ended up making commercials for a big pharmaceutical firm. We understand that his work is quite good, but Joe is a "nice" guy. Not a fighter. He doesn't fight for promotions like others do, so he is taken for granted and they can barely remember his name. He didn't even fight when his materialistic wife dumped him for a much younger, and empty headed actor. But he loves his 12-year-old daughter so much that he has turned her into a tomboy. It's a "guy" fantasy, remember, so he and his daughter love nothing so much as professional sports. But then something happens that shames him in front of the kid, and the only way he can go forward is to learn to fight back. That's the setup, but the way he deals with it is what makes it a good film. On the downside, all the tail licking over the sports shtick gets tiresome at times, as though there was something spiritually transcendent about shooting a ball through a hoop, but then it can't really be a "guy" film without the obligatory jock strap, right?


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