Three guys try to make up for their lack of athleticism from when they were younger by forming a three-man baseball team to challenge a full squad of elementary school baseballers.

(2006) OVERVIEW
—1. Overview
—2. Cast and Crew
—3. Photo Pages
—4. Trailers, Clips, DVDs, Books, Soundtrack
—5. Posters (David Spade)
—6. Production Notes (pdf)
—7. Spiritual Connections
—8. Presentation Downloads

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BASIC CREDITS

Release Date: April 7, 2006enlarge
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Dennis Dugan
Screenwriter:
Allen Covert, Nick Swardson
Starring: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows
Genre: Comedy
Official Website: SonyPictures.com

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language.
Runtime: USA:80 min. For rating reasons, go to FILMRATINGS.COM, and MPAA.ORG. Parents, please refer to PARENTALGUIDE.ORG

SYNOPSIS
In Revolution Studios’ comedy The Benchwarmers, three underdogs (Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder) 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.

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.
REVIEWS

Review by
MIKE FURCHES

THE BENCHWARMERSClick to go to Mike's BlogSometimes I go to movies just to have fun

Not expecting much other than hoping that I have a good time. When I am really having a lucky day, not only will I enjoy the movie I am going to see for fun, but, I’ll also be surprised by having a good time and appreciating the message of the movie. The Benchwarmers this weekend provided such an opportunity.
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Review by
MATT KINNE

THE BENCHWARMERSClick to go to BlogThe story and gags have too many errors to count.

Why let a three adult man team, play child teams in a legitimate little league tournament? Would Rob Schnieder really avoid his husband responsibilities with a stunning wife played by Molly Sims? Jonathan Heder is in his young 20s compared to the 40-something Schneider and Spade. How can they be childhood friends? — Continued





CONTINUE:
—1. Overview
—2. Cast and Crew
—3. Photo Pages
—4. Trailers, Clips, DVDs, Books, Soundtrack
—5. Posters (David Spade)
—6. Production Notes (pdf)
—7. Spiritual Connections
—8. Presentation Downloads
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