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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's Little League 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 »

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

Gross USA:

$59,843,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,957,291
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

When Ritchie, Clark and Gus are leaving Pizza Hut, Mel and Nelson appear to be getting out of K.I.T.T. But Mel makes a comment on what Gus had said to Jerry inside of the restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Richie: [after Salad Girl leaves] What do you think of my future wife?
Old Man: I smell Cinnamon Rolls!
Richie: Oh, I smell Cinnamon Rolls too.
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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 Alone in the Dark (2005) See more »

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Blister in the Sun
Written by Gordon Gano
Performed by Violent Femmes
Courtesy of London-Sire Records Inc. / Slash 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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