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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Peter La Fleur
... Kate Veatch
... White Goodman
... Patches O'Houlihan
... Justin
... Gordon
... Owen
... Dwight
... Steve the Pirate
... Fran
... Me'Shell Jones (as Jamal E. Duff)
... Cotton McKnight
... Pepper Brooks
... Young Patches O'Houlihan
... 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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A true underdog story. 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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Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dodgeball  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,070,196, 20 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$114,326,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,722,310
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ken Marino auditioned for the role of Steve The Pirate. For the audition, he dressed in full pirate costume. See more »

Goofs

In the game where Globo Gym is playing the Japanese team the Japanese player who turn the flip and throws the ball has number 4 written on his back. It then pans to White Goodman catching his throw eliminating number 4. The next shot shows one of the Japanese players getting hit by 2 throws - he also has number 4 on his back and should have already been out. See more »

Quotes

German Coach: [shouting in German] You are all swine! You have brought shame to your houses! Losers!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Meet the Spartans (2008) See more »

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Globo Gym Infomercial
Written by Kenneth Burgomaster (as Kenny Burgomaster)
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Oh my God, this movie is funny!
25 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I haven't laughed this hard at a movie in years. That's all I can really say about this movie. It's stupid, sure, but it's so hilarious, you don't care.

I could not stop laughing. There are so many jokes in this movie, you don't even have a chance to rest before the next one comes along.

Ben Stiller as the "evil" White Goodman -- it's a classic character that should go down in the annals of comedy greatness. The announcers for ESPN 8 "The Ocho" (Gary Cole and Jason Bateman) had me rolling in the aisles. Stephen Root is a comic genius as well, and Alan Tudyk as the random pirate (why? who cares!) was pure gold.

Oh, and make sure you stay till the end of the credits... Ben Stiller does a routine that's absolutely hysterical.


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