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The Benchwarmers Movie

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Gus, Richie and Clark 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 is a local billionaire whose son Nelson 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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Cast:
Rob Schneider (as Gus )
David Spade (as Richie )
David Spade (as Richie Goodman )
Jon Heder (as Clark )
Jon Lovitz (as Mel )
Craig Kilborn (as Jerry )
Molly Sims (as Liz )
Tim Meadows (as Wayne )
Nick Swardson (as Howie Goodman )
Nick Swardson (as Howie )
Erinn Bartlett (as Salad Girl/Sarah )
Amaury Nolasco (as Carlos )
Bill Romanowski (as Karl )
Sean Salisbury (as Brad )
Matt Weinberg (as Kyle )

Directed By: Dennis Dugan
Written By: Allen Covert & Nick Swardson
Produced By: Sony Pictures

Release Date (US): April 7th, 2006

Length of Movie: 1h 20min

MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language

Budget: $33,000,000

Opening Weekend: $$19,656,429

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