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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Scheffer
... Meg Harper
... Callie Scheffer
... Jeremy
... Natalie Scheffer
... Mark McKinney
... Chuck Scarett
... Rick Raglow
... Cade Raymond
... Abby Manheim
... Pat Chilcutt
... Cassandra Taylor
James Cada ... Exec. Bill
Tawnja Zahradka ... Waver 'Tawnja'
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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Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Super papá  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Belushi's character's headband (hachimaki) reads "kamikaze," or "divine wind," though it is worn upside down. See more »

Goofs

When Callie and Natalie are walking past the karate dojo and see Joe practicing with Chuck, the front end of Joe's Chevy Lumina is visible in the shot. However, a few scenes before Joe is showing Meg his new Cadillac. Based on his conversation with Meg, it sounds like he traded in his Lumina because that was "someone else" who drove it. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Scheffer: Why do I have to spend weekends with them? Can't we just drive by every Saturday and wave?
Joe Scheffer: Your mom's a little eccentric. Think of her as an exotic flower.
Natalie Scheffer: And that made you what? Dirt?
Joe Scheffer: NAT, she's your mom.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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If You Only Dream
Written and Performed by Sidney James
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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Contains all the successful elements for family movie
24 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent family movie, if you have the disc you will want to watch it a second time in a day or two. It is worth having in your collection, you will want to go back to it time and time again.

Tim Allen is lovable and does an excellent performance. Julie Bowen also excellent and lovable. The supporting actors and direction were superb.

A great underdog movie turning top-dog with a couple scenes that were stretching the imagination. (please excuse the cliché's they are unavoidable.)

To make this review submission-able I have to add this last line. I think it deserves a better score than 5.5


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