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The Benchwarmers (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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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 baseball squads.

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Dennis Dugan
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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When push comes to shove... they'll have to settle their problems like men. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Bankdrücker See more »

Filming Locations:

Chino Hills, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,656,429, 9 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,651,794, 21 May 2006
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview with Howard Stern, Adam Sandler said he specifically cast Spade and Schneider to force them to work together in order to smooth over a rift that the two had with each other. See more »

Goofs

At the scene of the final tournament, where the camera is facing the water slide, you can see the Goth people's shadows behind the slide. See more »

Quotes

Gus: Let's go kick some hairless ass!
Mel: I had hair in my ass before i could *walk*.
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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 »

Connections

References Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) See more »

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Written by Daniel Goffey, Gaz Coombes and Michael Quinn
Performed by Supergrass
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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