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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:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey was initially offered Tim Allen's role, but declined in order to do The Majestic (2001) instead. This scenario is similar to their relationship with Toy Story as Jim Carrey was considered to voice the character of Buzz which eventually went to Tim Allen. See more »

Goofs

When Joe's wife chases him out of the 3rd Street theater, as she watches him walk away, an extra exits the building. The extra should still be visible in the background of the close-up, but he has vanished. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Scheffer: HEY, that guy is an ass-wipe!
Joe: NATALIE...
Natalie Scheffer: Sorry, I meant "ass-guy".
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Connections

Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes
Written by Michael Franti and Dave Shul
Performed by Spearhead
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records, Ltd.
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Heartwarming, funny movie!
9 February 2004 | by nolookpassSee all my reviews

That this movie didn't do better than it did at the box office is more an indictment on our culture at large than on the film itself. Genuinely funny (as much as is appropriate for family, sans some the language), it portrays in a simple way a simple message: that, while change and growth are good things, they shouldn't come at the expense of being yourself. If I could have advised "Meg" (played by the always-alluring Julie Bowen), I would tell her that she's right about the big fight between "Joe" and "Mark", but that she should try to understand that, as a guy, it's important for Joe to learn to fight and to at least show up. No, Joe didn't need to beat the snot out of Mark to be a good man--he already was one--but a guy can't back down from challenges. I think that Joe, by showing up and being ready to fight if needed, ended up handling it the best way he could have. And he got a very cute lady--as well as new sartorial skills--to boot!


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