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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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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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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

Jim Belushi's character wears his Japanese headband (hachimaki) upside down throughout the film. 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 Toy Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Weapon of Choice
Written by Bootsy Collins, Fatboy Slim (as Norman Cook) and Ashley Slater
Performed by Fatboy Slim
Courtesy of Skint Records Ltd./Astralwerks Records
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A really excellent movie about not being afraid to stand up for yourself
21 November 2005 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

JOE SOMEBODY, in my opinion, is a really excellent movie about not being afraid to stand up for yourself. When Mark (Patrick Warburton) hit Joe (Tim Allen) in the parking lot of their workplace while Natalie (Hayden Panettiere) looked on in terror from the car. However, when she tried to help him, I felt really happy. Also, when a thing between Meg (Julie Bowen) blossomed, I felt even happier. If you ask me, his ex-wife, Callie (Kelly Lynch), was a very pretty lady. Her boyfriend, Rick, on the other hand, was absolutely positively, disgustingly annoying. Now, in conclusion, I highly recommend this really excellent movie about not being afraid to stand up for yourself to any Tim Allen fan who hasn't seen it. You're in for lots of laughter, so go to the video store, rent it or buy it, kick back with a friend, and watch it.


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