5.6/10
44,465
218 user 90 critic

The Benchwarmers (2006)

Trailer
2:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Dennis Dugan
7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After their first game, David Spade walks out of the field with the other two wearing his sunglasses. This is the only scene where "Richie" wears sunglasses, because Director Dennis Dugan didn't allow the character to wear them. However, in this scene, he had forgotten to take his glasses off after being backstage, and Dugan thought that the take was so good, he didn't bother re-doing the take. See more »

Goofs

The lighting backdrop can be seen in the reflection of Shmegmer's Darth Vader door greeter. See more »

Quotes

Mel: Richie, do you have any kids?
Richie: Never had a date.
Mel: Clark?
Clark: Never spoke to a girl.
Mel: Gu-Gus?
Gus: Ugh, My wife and I are kinda working on it.
See more »

Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Known
Written by Scott Doyle, Matt Hone, Denny Rasberry and Brandon Vanderford
Performed by O'Doyle Rules
Courtesy of Foundation Sound & Too Bored Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
better than expected
6 April 2006 | by mrewel-1See all my reviews

I expected a very poor quality comedy, but this was anything but. I am giving this movie a "10" because it is a comedy, and it made me laugh almost non-stop, so in my opinion it was an amazing success. This movie does have its share of physical humor and toilet brand jokes, but it is well rounded with quick sharp wit as well, so unless you just hate humor in general, go see this movie. My only regret was seeing it in a packed theater because a lot of the jokes were strung together in such a quick manner that the laughter from the entire theater most likely made me miss some stuff. The actor that played David Spade's brother stole the show completely. Without giving anything away I have to say I laughed almost to the point of crying, as did the entire theater it seemed, and as the credits rolled i actually heard clapping from the audience. I don't want to hype it up to much, but its hard not to, so just go see the damn movie already.


100 of 157 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 218 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed