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
Jim Belushi's character's headband (hachimaki) reads "kamikaze," or "divine wind," though it is worn upside down. See more »
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 »
Contains all the successful elements for family movie
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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