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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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Taglines:

Grab life by the ball. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

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

Gross USA:

$114,326,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,722,310
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Black and White (educational movie footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Through the course of this movie, Kate Veatch's (Christine Taylor) clothes get lighter and lighter. In her first scene, she wears a white button shirt with black lines, a black jacket, a grey skirt, has her hair up, and wears heels. In her next scene, she wears a pinkish gray button shirt with ruffles on her sleeves, a long tight black skirt, and wears flats. In her third scene, she wears a pink button shirt, and black pants. In her next scene, she wears a pink shirt with no collar, and black pants. In her fifth scene, she wears sweat pants, and a sloppy t-shirt. See more »

Goofs

When Average Joe's have their first game, the Qualifying match, they face Troop #417, and when the referee blows the whistle, Justin goes for the ball by sliding on his chest, and he clearly goes past the half line, but in the next scene, he is still playing, and no one has caught a ball. See more »

Quotes

Peter La Fleur: Come on, Kate. It's time to put your mouth where our balls are.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The Cinemax/Pay per View cut features additional scenes of the romance between Fran and Owen. The newly included material also features a bedroom scene post-lovemaking between the pair. See more »


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Donkey Competition Mix
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Produced by Sounds Like That
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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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