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.
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
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
In the opening scene we see a picture of White with the caption "White Goodman 1987", and he says "That's me, six years and 600 pounds ago," as if it's now 1993. But that can't be: the first line of the commentary from the dodgeball tournament says that ESPN8 ("The Ocho") has been bringing viewers obscure sports "since 1999," and Mona Lisa Smile and Lance Armstrong's Tour de France wins are mentioned in other scenes. See more »
Stick it in your ear, La Fleur. I wouldn't sell you your gym back for all of King Midas' silver. The gym is mine! So you can take your band of yellow-bellied losers and just crawl on outta here!
Peter La Fleur:
You're right, White. I can't make you sell back my gym, so I'll just take your advice and invest in something. Say... the controlling stake of Globo Gym.
That's preposterous! I'd never allow it.
Globo Gym is a publicly-traded company, there's nothing you can do about it.
Peter La Fleur:
So, I would control Globo Gym ...
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At the beginning of the credits, there's a commercial for Average Joe's, followed by a quick glimpse of White Goodman's fate. 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."
Written by Jerry Lorden (as Jeremiah Patrick Lordan)
Performed by Sugarhill Gang
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group and Rhino Entertainment Co.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing See more »
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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