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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.

Director:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview with Howard Stern, Adam Sandler said he specifically cast Spade and Schneider to force them to work together in order to smooth over a rift that the two had with each other. See more »

Goofs

When Clark swings and loses the bat. When the bat hits the windshield on the car, you can see the bat bounce off the windshield. Then you see the handle of a bat slowly come from the inside of the car. See more »

Quotes

Gus: [upon seeing Carlos enter] Hey, what's going on here? How come he's playing?
Wayne: Oh, ah, I couldn't play him before because he was feeling ill.
Carlos: Me tummy, es sicko.
Umpire: Well you got proof he's a kid?
Gus: Come on! Look at his beard. He's 50.
Wayne: Not according to birth certifico.
[hands umpire the crumpled up paper he saw earlier]
Umpire: [looks inside and sees 'I am 12' written in green crayon, with a picture of Carlos and $10. He carefully pockets the $10 and folds the paper back up] He's got documentation. Play ball!
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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 Sleepaway Camp (1983) See more »

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Fire
from "Spider-Man"
Written by Danny Elfman
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
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Really funny movie, the whole theater was cracking up
10 April 2006 | by danzinitSee all my reviews

This movie had a lot of the typical humor you'd expect from the three leads. May be typecasting John Heder a bit too much but he's good at the part he plays. Actually has a sweet story line. I went with my boyfriend and another couple and both the guys and the girls really enjoyed the movie and neither side was really offended by the humor. Be warned however, there are three different places in the movie where vomiting is involved(just for the funny effect it has on a situation). For anyone with a weak stomach, look away! I actually was pleasantly surprised with the minimal swearing in this movie when you consider who the cast is and who produced it (Happy Madison). Anyway, I thought it was a really good movie and would definitely recommend it.


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