Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.
John C. Reilly,
Sacha Baron Cohen
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
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
Alan Tudyk had come onto this movie following the cancellation of his television series Firefly (2002), in which he starred as pilot Hoban "Wash" Washburne. The series was about pirates living and working in outer space, trying to make a living. In this movie, his character Steve thinks he's a pirate. See more »
We are told that there are only two teams in the Las Vegas Regional tournament: Average Joe's and Girl Scout Troop 417. However, later we see that the Las Vegas Police Department is also in the tournament. If the LVPD didn't play in the Las Vegas Regional Tournament (let alone win it), then how did they get in? See more »
Peter La Fleur:
You need some help leaving White?
This doesn't concern you, Lafleur.
Peter La Fleur:
Not nearly as much as your hair does, that's for sure, but uh, I believe she asked you to leave.
I get it, you caught the scent of a lesser stag in your nostrils. Pity. I'll let you have your little moment, LaFleur, 'cause after this tournament, your gym, your life - and your gal - are gonna be mine. To be continued.
[Reaches up to caress her]
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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 »
To ensure a PG-13 rating, two lines were changed in the US version:
Original: "You all are about as useful as a cock-flavored lollipop" US: "You all are about as useful as a poopie-flavored lollipop."
Original: "It's like watching a bunch of retards trying to fuck a doorknob!" US: "It's like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob!"
Original: "Sometimes you gotta grab life by the haunches and fuck it into submission." US: "Sometimes you gotta grab life by the haunches and hump it into submission."
When average Joe's gym, run by Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) is under threat of take over by White Goodman (Ben Stiller), La Fleur and his gym members must raise $50,000 to save it. The only way to do it is Dodge Ball, and with the help of a seasoned professional, maybe they have a chance.
Great characters, and a hilarious script make dodge ball a Hit, Ben Stiller's and Rip Torn's characters are particularly well written, but none of the characters fail to get a laugh, and there is a good blend of them on show.
Definitely worth a look for anyone who fancies a laugh. It's not a classic, but it doesn't fail to entertain with it's slapstick style.
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