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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
7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Get off the bench and get into the game. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charles Dugan: Marty, Richie's boss at the video store, is Director Dennis Dugan's father. 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: [shouts] Clark! Try to hit the ball in the strike zone.
Clark: Well where's the strike zone?
[he gets a bit distracted during the pitch]
Umpire: Strike two!
Gus: Right there.
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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 »

Soundtracks

It's a Beautiful Day for a Ballgame
Written by William Katz, Gene Piller, Ruth Roberts and Harry Simeone
Performed by Nancy Bea Hefley
Courtesy of Fred Bock Music Company
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Good afternoon movie to watch
21 April 2006 | by oaktownraiderfanSee all my reviews

The movie is what you can expect if you've seen the previews. It is a Happy Madison production and has all the familiar humor as their previous productions. It is pretty funny throughout and I found myself laughing out loud in several spots. There are many stars in this film, whom play parts that are outside of their norm. The character Clark is however not that far of a stretch from Napoleon Dynamite. Sean Salsibury is hilarious in his part. Several stars from Saturday Night Live past are in this film. This movie is not a great film, but will certainly entertain you for a few hours and have you talking about it to your friends.


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