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Dodgeball (2004)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 18 June 2004 (USA)
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A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Peter La Fleur
Christine Taylor ... Kate Veatch
Ben Stiller ... White Goodman
Rip Torn ... Patches O'Houlihan
Justin Long ... Justin
Stephen Root ... Gordon
Joel David Moore ... Owen
Chris Williams ... Dwight
Alan Tudyk ... Steve the Pirate
Missi Pyle ... Fran
Jamal Duff ... Me'Shell Jones (as Jamal E. Duff)
Gary Cole ... Cotton McKnight
Jason Bateman ... Pepper Brooks
Hank Azaria ... Young Patches O'Houlihan
Al Kaplon ... Tournament Referee
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Storyline

White Goodman (Ben Stiller) is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but can't find a way to get $50,000 in time. Peter and his gang of gym buddies think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodge ball tournament. White Goodman retaliates by creating his own dodge ball team to finish off Peter. Peter's team doesn't do too well, until legendary ADAA champ Patches O'Houlihan (Rip Torn) turns up ready to train them. Written by FilmFanUK

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Grab life by the ball. See more »

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for rude and sexual humor, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The song that was playing during the introduction of the first team that the Average Joe's plays (The Girl Scouts) is the same song that is played during the introduction of the last match (when they play Globo Gym). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where White Goodman bribes Peter Le Fleur to purchase his gym, he and Mischel open the briefcase to display $100,000. There was a band of 100 one hundreds, which equals to $10,000. The shape and style of the bills were recently minted [error] (larger head) 100 dollar bills. See more »

Quotes

White Goodman: Donde está la biblioteca, Pedro?
Peter La Fleur: White?
White Goodman: We're opening a new Globo Gym in Mexico City, so I've been boning up on my Spanish.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there's a bizarre rant from White Goodman to the audience with his comments on the film's ending and a related odd musical interlude. See more »

Alternate Versions

The European cut of the film has two differences than the U.S cut. The first one is a change of the musical cue when Troop 417 arrives for the qualifying match. Also, the end credits sequence runs after the Average Joe commercial. In the US cut, the end credits appears together with the Average Joe commercial with a split screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in DodgeBall: Go for the Gold (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Cutfather, Joseph Belmaati and Remee (as Mikkel Sigvardt)
Performed by Jamelia
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Great Fun!
20 July 2008 | by roy-cSee all my reviews

Picked this up on DVD for £3 ($6) - didn't know anything about it We thought it one of the funniest films we've seen for some time. Thought I'd check out the rating and was surprised how low (6.6) it was. Then checked out some of the "Hated It" comments to see why this could be I guess that a lot of people find this film offensive, with stereotypical attitudes - like how a bisexual woman could kiss both a man and a woman (an extraordinary observation). Or that it was unfair to poke fun at someone who spent all his waking hours dressed up as pirate. I think that comment came from a member of the Long John Silver Alliance.

Lighten up! Comedy - like any other artistic endeavour is subjective - all I can say is that I laughed and found that at many points the jokes were coming faster than I could process them - always a good sign.

A good combination of slapstick humour and smart-ass comments delivered at a rapid pace And an ever-popular theme: will the underdogs triumph? Watch it and find out


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Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dodgeball: The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,070,196, 20 June 2004

Gross USA:

$114,326,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,423,227
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2.39 : 1
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