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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:
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 Balls (Australia & Europe) 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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USA | Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dodgeball See more »

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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

Ben Stiller broke three cameras in succession filming one scene, and even hit his wife Christine Taylor in the face once. See more »

Goofs

When Peter throws cans of beverage to everyone after the impromptu car wash, there are sounds of an empty beverage can. A full beverage can actually sounds dull. See more »

Quotes

Patches O'Houlihan: If you can dodge traffic, you can dodge a ball.
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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 »

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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Still in Me
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Like chocolate cake: you know it's bad for you, but you can't help but love it
12 January 2005 | by KristineSee all my reviews

Silly metaphor, I know. The film "Dodgeball: A true underdog story" while maybe be offensive at times, the film really brings it back up to place with the humor. You really can't help but laugh at the movie a couple times. Sort of like "Zoolander", another great flick with Ben Stiller, it's so stupid you've gotta love it. I would recommend this film for a good laugh. As of movie of the year or comedy of the year, no, this is not the film. But it was a good one to watch. A true film for any Ben Stiller fan, that's for sure. I will warn though, if you get offended easily, this maybe not the film for you.

8/10


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