A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children's Little League squads.


Dennis Dugan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Schneider ... Gus
David Spade ... Richie
Jon Heder ... Clark
Jon Lovitz ... Mel
Craig Kilborn ... Jerry
Molly Sims ... Liz
Tim Meadows ... Wayne
Nick Swardson ... Howie
Erinn Bartlett ... Salad Girl / Sarah
Amaury Nolasco ... Carlos
Bill Romanowski ... Karl
Sean Salisbury Sean Salisbury ... Brad
Matt Weinberg ... Kyle
John Farley ... Swimmer Boy
Reggie Jackson ... Reggie Jackson


Three guys, all their lives, have been living in the shadow of bullies and are determined not to take it anymore. Now they must train with the help of Mel to take on the most offensive and meanest youth baseball teams. Written by Kaputnik Satelitle <RavenWerkheiserHexorcist>

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It's Never Too Late To Take A Stand. See more »


Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


John Farley: The man in the speedo throughout the whole movie is Chris Farley's brother. See more »


At the beginning of the movie, the establishing shot shows the 3 kids playing baseball on the field and then moves in on Gus' truck pulling up to a house, where we see a lady pushing a stroller past the truck. The next shot is a medium shot of Gus getting things out of the back of his truck, and cuts to the kids playing as he looks at them. When it cuts back to the medium shot of Gus by his truck you can see the same lady walk past the truck again. See more »


Richie: Yeah, I bet you're a real good catcher... of donuts in your mouth.
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Alternate Versions

Originally, the end credit sequence had a series of alternate takes, outtakes and deleted scenes. These were removed for the DVD release and were restored for its airings on the STARZ Network. See more »


References The Incredibles (2004) See more »


Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
Written by David Byrne
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Oh so not that funny
1 August 2006 | by ZekieSee all my reviews

I was hoping to rather laugh a bit more than just a few scenes of the "Benchwarmers". None of it was really funny and the constant repetition was actually becoming quite annoying.

Waiting and wondering when this movie ends is usually not the most enjoying experience you get when you watch a movie. Since you spent money on a movie, you feel compelled to finish it, just so you get your money worths and this movie was definitely not worth the money nor the time.

If you want something funny, don't waste your time on this one, you won't be laughing.

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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Benchwarmers See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,656,429, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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