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The Benchwarmers (2006)

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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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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 »

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Comedy | Sport

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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

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jon Moscot was a fourteen-year-old extra in the film. He was not credited, as his parents were concerned his college eligibility could be adversely impacted. Moscot has said that he gave up seven home runs to Rob Schneider during the filming. See more »

Goofs

As Clark jumps into the bushes during the first doorbell ditch, you can see a boom mic reflecting in the window. See more »

Quotes

Richie: [after Salad Girl gives back a video] Well, I am management, so I'm gonna waive the late fee.
Salad Girl: Oh, they're not late, but thank you.
[Richie laughs nervously]
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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 Comedian (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire It Up
Written by Victor Beasley, Brandi Nicole Adams, Victor Clark, Asani Charles and Bryan Bonwell
Performed by King Ashoka featuring Ambush
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group o/b/o Bzee Roc Music Group
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More Than Just Comedy:: Moral
8 April 2006 | by cujo9441See all my reviews

This is the story of three grown men playing internet broad-casted games as The Benchwarmers against 4 or 5 different teams of Bullies.

David Spade (Richie) plays a Smart-mouthed scaredy-cat that plays to impress a lovely lady fan of the Benchwarmers. John Heder (Clark) plays a dorky lovable mama's boy who needs to get out more. & Rob Schneider (Gus) plays a tough guy who carries the team who fights (plays baseball) for all the poor nerds that never got to before, so that his kid will someday be free from bullies.

The movie contains some crude humor so be aware when taking small children, but otherwise this is a Hilarious story of the way that life should be, not that it will change, but still so that adults see how truly cruel children can be.

I loved this movie, I laughed hard but lets not miss the message.

Enjoy!


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