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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

A Comedy About Somebody Everybody Can Believe In. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Half-way through the shooting of the martial arts shots, Tim Allen's arms became painfully bruised. This is why he randomly starts wearing pads in the middle of the story. See more »

Goofs

When Joe is helping staple the banner up, he staples his sleeve to the board. He pulls it away pulling the banner off but his sleeve is still stapled. When we cut back to Joe, he is not stapled anymore (and there hasn't been enough time for him to do anything about it). 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 Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sweetest Girl
Written by Sheppard, Kenny Gioia and Darius Rustam
Performed by Chloe
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Contains all the successful elements for family movie
24 February 2006 | by deckergmillarSee 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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