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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Taglines:

someone just picked on the wrong nobody. 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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Trivia

The scenes of Joe Scheffer racing a shopping cart were shot at the Target Store in Minnesota. See more »

Goofs

When Natalie and her father Joe are in the car discussing his job, a clapper board can be seen next to them between the front seats. In the next shot a newspaper is there instead. The "Joe" part of the title is visible on the clapper board. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Scheffer: [gets out of the car after Joe gets punched by Mark] LEAVE HIM ALONE, DIRTBAG!
Joe: Don't call anybody a dirtbag.
Natalie Scheffer: Daddy, are you okay? You're bleeding.
Joe: I'm good. I just tripped! I'm okay. Let's go...
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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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User Reviews

 
Just not very good.
19 August 2016 | by jramza-1See all my reviews

A lot of the reviewers for this movie wrote that it was "not a very good movie but..." A lot of the reviewers wanted to like this movie, as did I. A number of them even said it was a clean family movie. However, by trying to be a "clean" movie that kids could watch, with a strange "sappy" ending that just didn't fit (at all), and being a believable drama about midlife crisis, failed marriage, workplace violence, and corporate ethics, they ended up with a movie that often seemed far too tedious for young viewers, and not genuine for older viewers; in trying to appeal to everyone, they missed the mark to appeal to anyone. Which is why I think most reviews stop short of saying they simply didn't like this movie, and say it was easily forgotten only seconds after turning it off. It had potential, and Tim Allen is an amicable actor to watch. But he's had far better films to his credit.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joe Somebody See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,553,725, 23 December 2001

Gross USA:

$22,771,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,516,772
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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