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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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3 older dudes should be able to beat 9 young jocks... Right? See more »

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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

Charles Dugan: Marty, Richie's boss at the video store, is Director Dennis Dugan's father. See more »

Goofs

During one of the away games Number 7 (the robot) is delivering newspapers a couple scenes later he is in the dugout. See more »

Quotes

Clark: Hold on I got a text from my mom... NO WAY we're having maccroni tonight that means garlic bread! Yes!
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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 »

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References Ms. Pac-Man (1982) See more »

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Fire
from "Spider-Man"
Written by Danny Elfman
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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This movie is a waste of your time and money
8 April 2006 | by rinasawyerSee all my reviews

Where do you begin on rating such a lousy movie. This movie is a waste of your time and money. Do not go see this movie. This is not a movie that should even be rated pg13. That rating is too mild for this movie. It was extremely offensive in every way. The humor was purely gross and sets bad examples for kids even 14 and over on what is funny. The scene where they had the bench warmers practicing their batting by riding in a truck whacking mail boxes in a neighborhood, sends a message to teens that this practice is acceptable behavior. ALL of the sexual innuendo throughout the film was unnecessary and crossed the line. There was no reason to introduce any sexual innuendo in this movie. A scene where one of the coaches on the other team opens his front door of his house with his gay male lover barely dressed and then repeatedly showing the continuing saga of this relationship throughout the movie was reprehensible...totally unnecessary to the movie. Besides all this, it was extremely disgusting to watch on several occasions throughout the movie people farting, vomiting in somebody else's face, picking noses (and eating them). Nevermind the fact that in another scene they show an agoraphobic and effeminate man handing a 2 liter bottle of urine to his brother. Another scene in the movie, demonstrates to kids that drinking is OK-----the scene shows a man somewhere around the age of 30-40, masquerading as a 13 year old in order to play ball. The movie producers show this man drinking while waiting to play and while he was playing ball. This was very offensive.


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