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At Theaters: 4/7/2006 On Video: 7/25/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 25 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469916
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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Three underdogs form a three-man baseball team to challenge a full squad of elementary school baseball bullies. Their success leads to a high-stakes, winner-take-all game with the best kids in the state. If they win, they will become an inspiration for every kid who has ever been a benchwarmer.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - Looking at the stars of this movie I'll bet you can pretty well figure out the type of movie this is. Yes, it's stupid, very corny, gross, silly and it's also very funny.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Rob Schneider DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO, 50 FIRST DATES
David Spade DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, JOE DIRT
Jon Heder JUST LIKE HEAVEN
Jon Lovitz DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR
Craig Kilborn SHAGGY DOG
Molly Sims TV's - LAS VEGAS
Tim Meadows MEAN GIRLS, THE LADIES MAN
Director: Dennis Dugan NATIONAL SECURITY, SAVING SILVERMAN, BIG DADDY
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 3 S-words, 21 milder words.
SEX/NUDITY: Some mildly implied gay activity.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: One man drinks a lot and is drunk.
ACTION: Just the action on the ball field.
COMEDY: Lots of silly/stupid humor with fairly minimal gross humor.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 105 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
18
Very High
94%
13-19Teens (F)
27
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
11
Very High
91%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Very High
78%
30+Adults (M)
16
Fairly High
81%
30+Adults (F)
14
Fairly Low
79%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 105 moviegoers:As expected, TEENS AND TWENTYSOMETHINGS, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, LOVED "THE BENCHWARMERS." For them I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE!

As for adults, surprisingly most enjoyed "The Benchwarmers." A little better than half of the males really enjoyed it rating it "Very Good" or higher. The adult ladies didn't enjoy it quite as much. Less than half truly enjoyed it. Most rated it "Good," which indicates and OK/average movie. For this type of movie (a silly/stupid comedy clearly targeted at teens) these adult opinions are actually quite good. So, if this looks like a movie you might enjoy, there's a high probability that you will.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Gus (Rob Schneider), Richie (David Spade) and Clark (Jon Heder) are three underdogs who spent a great deal of time on the bench when they were kids. Now, they're getting a second chance.

Mel (Jon Lovitz) is a local billionaire whose son Nelson (Max Prado) is always being intimidated by the other kids. One day, Gus and Clark rescue Nelson from a bunch of bullies on the baseball field. When Max tells his father about the incident, Mel makes Gus, Clark and Richie a tantalizing proposition: He will put up the money for them to travel and play in a tournament against the young baseballers as a way of helping his son and other nerds like him to exact revenge against the bullies of this world. It will be called "Mel's Tournament of Little Baseballers and Three Older Guys.”

The winner will get the greatest stadium ever built — at Mel's expense. In order to prepare Gus, Richie and Clark for the tournament, Mel hires baseball legend Reggie Jackson to train them. Reggie works with them on timing by having them sit in the back of a truck as it drives down the street, swinging a bat and demolishing mailboxes. He also teaches them fielding by tossing a hot potato at them, which they catch barehanded and toss quickly to one another. Amazingly, the training pays off and they become an inspiration to benchwarmers everywhere.

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