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The Benchwarmers ()


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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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Gus
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Richie
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Clark
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Mel
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Jerry
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Liz
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Wayne
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Howie
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Salad Girl / Sarah
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Carlos
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Karl
Sean Salisbury ...
Brad
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Kyle
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Swimmer Boy
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Reggie Jackson
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Marcus Ellwood (as Joey Gnoffo)
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Female Customer
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Kid Catcher #1 Game #2
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Autograph Kid
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Poker Guy #1
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Hot Mother
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Jock Kid Game #3
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Poker Guy #2 A.K.A. O'Malley
Rob Frank ...
Spock Lookalike (as Robert S. Frank)
John Kirk ...
Hobbit
Rob Moore ...
Poker Guy #3 (as Rob S. Moore)
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Darth Vader (voice)
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Nelson
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Coach Bellows
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Gretchen Peterson
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Mitchell
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Sammy Sprinkler
Cole Hockenbury ...
Jarrett
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Troy
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Charlie Catcher
Charles Dugan ...
Marty
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Number 7 Robot
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Brad's Assistant Coach
Michael Westphal ...
Kid Umpire
Chipps Cooney ...
Old Man
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Elderly Woman
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Mrs. Johnson
Earl Skakel ...
Outhouse Guy
Gloria Payne ...
Smitten Mother
Michael Venit ...
Kid Catcher Game #5
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Umpire
David Haddad ...
Umpire
Chillie Willie Smith ...
Umpire
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Umpire
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Kathy Dobson
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Principal
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Mrs. Ellwood
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Goth Kid
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Ultimate Home Remodel Host
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Jock Guy
DJ Evans ...
Little Nerdy Kid
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Carlos' Son
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Lady Customer
Luke Franco ...
Baseball Fan #1
David Agdaian ...
First Baseman
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Karl's Assistant Coach
Gary Hartunian ...
Dad Umpire
Jonathan Wachter ...
Brookdale Team Captain
Gus Aukuso Puluti ...
Nerd Vendor
Kimberly Jackson ...
Baseball Fan #3
Madison McGolgan ...
Benchwarmer Fan #2
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Hot Dog Vendor
Blake Hogue ...
Nerd Fan Game #4
Rich Burris ...
Umpire Game #3
Michael Moore ...
Candia Assistant Coach
Tom Silardi ...
Candia Coach
Erick Keays ...
Nerd Vendor #2
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Goth Kid's Girlfriend (as Ellie Schneider)
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Pizza Hut Employee
Mesha Kussman ...
Hot Dog Customer
Wyking Jones ...
Umpire #5
Darryl K. Miller Sr. ...
Umpire #6 Game #6
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Umpire #7
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Little Man (as Gabriel Pimental)
Jack Platner ...
Wayne's Team, 2nd Baseman
Joey Singleton ...
Wayne's Team, Center Fielder
Nolan Sax ...
Wayne's Team, Shortstop
Stephen Andrich ...
Umpire #8
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksandr Akulov ...
Nerd Fan (uncredited)
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Nerd 4 Life (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Autograph Girl (uncredited)
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K.I.T.T. (uncredited) (voice)
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Nerd Fan (uncredited)
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Jock (uncredited)
Colby Greening ...
Scoreboard Kid (uncredited)
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Nerd Fan (uncredited)
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Nerd Fan (uncredited)
Teresa Krzywicki ...
Nerd Fan (uncredited)
Noel Petok ...
Nerd 4 Life (uncredited)
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Kristen (uncredited)
Chris Sprister ...
Nerd Fan (uncredited)
Brittany M. Wildman ...
Nerd Fan (uncredited)
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Nerd 4 Life (uncredited)

Directed by

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Dennis Dugan

Written by

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Allen Covert ... (written by) &
Nick Swardson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Barry Bernardi ... executive producer
Allegra Clegg ... executive producer
Derek Dauchy ... co-producer
Jack Giarraputo ... producer
Tom McNulty ... production executive
Adam Sandler ... producer
Nick Swardson ... co-producer

Music by

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Waddy Wachtel

Cinematography by

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Thomas E. Ackerman

Film Editing by

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Peck Prior
Sandy S. Solowitz

Editorial Department

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Patsy Bouge ... post-production
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Ryan Coopersmith ... post-production assistant
Andy Kaplan ... digital intermediate producer
Sean Lawrence ... colorist: dailies
Siobhan Prior ... assistant editor
Desireh Sedaghat ... editorial production assistant
J.J. Titone ... apprentice editor: film
Michael Underwood ... digital intermediate colorist

Casting By

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Anne McCarthy
Jay Scully

Production Design by

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Perry Andelin Blake

Art Direction by

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Alan Au
Jeffrey Mossa

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Alkofer ... (set decorater)

Costume Design by

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Mary Jane Fort

Makeup Department

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Felicity Bowring ... key makeup artist
Corina C. Duran-Rabichuk ... makeup artist (as Corrina Duran)
Rose Librizzi ... makeup artist: Mr. Schneider
Ann Pala ... makeup department head (as Ann Pala Taylor)
Thomas Real ... department head hair stylist
Nancy Tong ... hair stylist (as Nanxy Tong-Heater)
Larry Waggoner ... hair stylist: Mr. Schneider
Michelle Webb ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Allegra Clegg ... unit production manager
Daren Hicks ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eugene Davis ... additional second assistant director
Hope Garrison ... second assistant director
Melinda Johnson ... second second assistant director
Dennis M. White ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Chris Alvarez ... welding foreman
Greg Benge ... set dresser
Tony Bohorquez ... lead model maker
Damon Bowden ... paint decorator
Max E. Brehme ... property master
Brian Bull ... set dresser
David B. Clark ... paint gang boss
John Collins ... assistant art director
Warren Drummond ... storyboard artist
James Dupuy ... head plasterer
Bradley Good ... assistant property master (as Brad Good)
Will Grant ... assistant property master
Jeff Hay ... set dresser
Bill 'Kauhane' Hoyt ... stand-by painter
Mark Kelly ... props assistant
Scott W. Leslie ... assistant property master
Sean Lira ... set dresser
Lyle Maves ... plasterer gang boss
Skyler Ng ... art department assistant
David C. Potter ... leadman
Jaime Ramirez ... art production assistant
Tommy Samona ... second leadman
Hugo Santiago ... leadman set designer
Craig T. Shordon ... decorator gang boss
Doug Sieck ... set dresser
Chad Simpson ... paint gangboss
John Snow ... head painter
R. Lucas Stewart ... construction foreman
Richard Blake Wester ... second lead person
Timothy S. Wiles ... property master
Jason Bartolone ... propmaker (uncredited)
William Eliscu ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Laura Harris Atkinson ... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Gary C. Bourgeois ... re-recording mixer
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator
Jeremy Brill ... sound
Kerry Carmean-Williams ... sound effects editor (as Kerry Ann Carmean)
Thomas Causey ... sound mixer
Nerses Gezalyan ... sound mixer
Richard Kite ... utility sound
Howard London ... adr mixer
James Moriana ... foley artist
Bob Newlan ... sound editor
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound mixer
Kelly Oxford ... supervising adr editor
Michelle Pazer ... dialogue editor
Lenny Rabinowitz ... adr recording engineer
David Stanke ... first assistant sound editor
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Matthew E. Taylor ... sound effects recordist
Lieven Van Hulle ... sound utility
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Michael D. Wilhoit ... supervising sound editor
Scott Wolf ... sound designer
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist
Roy Machado ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Enrique Bilsland ... mechanical designer
Joseph Livolsi ... special effects technician
Jerry Miscevich ... special effects
Carlo Perez ... mold maker: Gang Boss (construction)
Chris Walkowiak ... special effects foreman
Stan Winston ... animatronic robot effects

Visual Effects by

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Kent Demaine ... creative director: interactive design
Sean Kennedy ... digital effects artist: Pacific Vision Productions

Stunts

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Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci ... stunt performer
Joni Avery ... stunts
Michael H. Barnett ... stunts
Sean Bowers ... stunt double
Zane Cassidy ... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau ... stunts
Michael Cody ... stunts
Danny Downey ... stunt double: David Spade / stunts
Cody Gilbert ... stunts
Tim Gilbert ... stunts
Gary Guercio ... stunt coordinator (as Gary L. Guercio) / stunt double: Rob Schneider
Gilbert Reid Harper ... stunts
Reid Harper ... stunt double
Shawn Kautz ... stunts
Oakley Lehman ... stunts
Allan Padelford ... stunts
Tarah Paige ... stunts
Jarret Reid ... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts ... stunt double: Jon Lovitz / stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stephen Andrich ... director of photography: second unit (as Stephen F. Andrich)
Russell Ayer ... electrician
Michelle Baker ... additional loader: pickups
Craig Bauer ... film loader
Erik Bernstein ... electrician
Walter Byrnes ... grip rigger
Henry Cantor ... electrician
Chris Carroll ... rigging electric
Jack Chouchanian ... key grip
Joe Chouchanian ... grip
Alan Colbert ... assistant chief lighting technician
Toby Conroy ... camera production assistant
Alan R. Disler ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Linda Gacsko ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Harry K. Garvin ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Raymond Gonzales ... rigging gaffer
Andrew B. Horton ... lighting technician
Steele Hunter ... key rigging grip
Sebastian Jungwirth ... associate director of photography
Kevin Kallen ... grip
David Katz ... digital video assist operator
Joe Kelly ... key grip: visual effects
Joe Macaluso ... best boy grip
Damon Marcellino ... set lighting technician
Darren Michaels ... unit still photographer
Rob Monroy ... assistant camera
Michael Nie ... crane operator: Technocrane
Ray Patrick ... super technocrane operator
Joe A. Ponticelle ... first assistant camera
Raman Rao ... gaffer
Dylan Rush ... lighting technician
Eric Sagot ... lighting technician
Mike Schwake ... grip
Monte Swann ... 24 frame video operator
Jeffrey Thorin ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Tommy Tieche ... second assistant camera
Richard Turner ... additional camera operator
Michael Wahl ... dolly grip
Andy Waldron ... grip
Jack M. Guberman ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Steve Zvorsky ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ajay Dass ... extras casting
Kimberly Mullen ... casting: Florida
Mark Mullen ... casting: Florida
Kellie Roy ... casting assistant (as Kellie Gesell)
Julie Weissman ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Antonitta Barnes ... set costumer
Steve Constancio ... set costumer
Joe Diaz ... set costumer
Jessica Fasman ... costume supervisor
Suzy Magnin ... costumer
Tisha D. Nagel ... costume production assistant (as Tisha Jahnke)
Andrea Napier ... set costumer
Ángela Núñez ... key costumer
Damien Quinn ... set costumer
Ivory Stanton ... costume ager/dyer

Location Management

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Carlos A. Aragon ... assistant location manager
Scott Bigbee ... location scout
Ralph Coleman ... location manager
Mandi Dillin ... assistant location manager
Rob Frank ... key assistant location manager
Tom Lackey ... location scout
Sandra Lee ... location scout (as Sandra Gabrych)
Kate Chase Pitzarella ... location assistant (as Kate Chase)
Duffy Taylor ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Bryan Bonwell ... music supervisor
Caesars ... performer: song "Jerk It Out"
Michael Dilbeck ... music supervisor
J.J. George ... music editor
Stuart Grusin ... music editor
Steven Scott Smalley ... conductor / orchestrator
Gina Zimmitti ... music contractor

Transportation Department

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Morris Aroesti ... driver
Chris Basso ... production van driver operator
Rob Byer ... driver
Matt DeAmicis ... driver (as Matthew DeAmicis)
Doug Dovichi ... driver
Bruce Hathaway ... driver
Rita Lundin ... transportation
Doug S. MacLean ... driver
George R. Matejka ... driver
Jim Moores ... driver
Tina Peterson ... driver
Juan J. Rodriguez ... transportation captain
Brenda Ryan ... driver
Richard C. Ryan ... driver/generator operator
Dana Swartout ... driver

Other crew

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Timothy Adams ... trainer: Mr. Schneider (as Tim Adams)
Spencer Andrews ... photo double: David Spade (as Spencer Jambor)
Daniel Beals ... production assistant
Michelle D. Camero ... assistant: Mr. Dugan
Cory Cate ... production assistant
Elida Cerda ... key medic
Michael Cicone ... baseball coach: Mr. Schneider
Scott Cler ... assistant production coordinator
Adam Conroy ... assistant: Mr. Schneider
John Cromwell ... production assistant
Tova Dann ... production assistant
Andrew Dauchy ... assistant to director
Mary Decaro ... production assistant (as Mary Griffin)
Harper Dill ... production assistant
J.D. Donaruma ... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Michael Dorner ... payroll accountant
Eric Dow ... production assistant
Mark Robert Ellis ... sports coordinator
Gino Falla ... assistant accountant
Marc C. Geschwind ... extras coordinator
Orlando R. Gonzales ... first assistant production coordinator
Katherine Gourley ... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Amanda Harrington ... assistant to location scout
Tower J. Hazard ... production assistant
Noessa Higa ... assistant: Mr. Bernardi
Lindsay Hudson ... medic
Nancy Karlin ... script supervisor
Jeff Ketcham ... production assistant
Cody Klop ... adr voice
Mesha Kussman ... assistant: Mr. Dugan
Ron Landry ... production assistant
Cary Sato Lee ... craft service
Evan Liss ... medic
Sean Madaras ... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Caroline Mah ... production assistant
Isaiah Guyman Martin IV ... production assistant
Christie Mattull ... insurance services
Aimee McDaniel ... baseball coordinator
Grant Pierce Myers ... assistant: Mr. Dauchy (as Grant Myers)
Jennifer Perkins ... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Shane Ralston ... stand-in: Jon Lovitz
Mike Ribaudo ... baseball coach
Tammy Sandler ... unit publicist
Jill Sayre ... adr loop group
Jim Schiro ... assistant accountant
Charlie Scott ... key craft service
Todd Silverman ... baseball double: Mr. Schneider
Linda Stanley ... studio teacher
Cheryl A. Stone ... production accountant
Hirotatsu Taniguchi ... set production assistant: re-shoot
Jeremy Tate ... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Billy Taylor ... production assistant
Brian Taylor ... production assistant
Chris Titone ... production assistant
Ken Twohy ... production assistant
Tom Vicini ... stand-in / utility stand-in
Tony Whitmore ... supervising medic
Shawn Williamson ... production assistant
Cory Johnson ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Get off the bench and get into the game. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La revanche des losers (France)
  • Die Bankdrücker (Germany)
  • Los calientabanquillos (Spain)
  • Los calientabancas (Argentina)
  • Falhados... Por um Fio (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 80 min
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Box Office

Budget $33,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $19,656,429, 09 Apr 2006

Did You Know?

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Trivia (Cameo) Jackie Sandler: The woman that confronts Richie (David Spade) about the "Lesbian Sex Scenes" is Adam Sandler's wife. See more »
Goofs Mel says the tournament will be a round robin tournament, yet when it starts it is single elimination. Round robin means you play everyone. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Benchwarmers (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee) See more »
Quotes Richie: [after hitting the ball] I ticked it, it hit the bat!
Charlie Catcher: You're ssstill out.
Richie: You're ssstill fat!
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