Tagline: 3 old losers should be able to beat 9 young jocks… Right?
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.
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Starring: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Molly Sims, Erinn Bartlett, Nick Swardson, Matt Weinberg, Bill Romanowski, Reggie Jackson
Screenplay by: Allen Covert, Nick Swardson
Production Design by: Perry Andelin Blake
Cinematography by: Thomas E. Ackerman
Film Editing by: Peck Prior, Sandy S. Solowitz
Costume Design by: Mary Jane Fort
Set Decoration by: Lisa Alkofer
Art Direction by: Alan Au, Jeffrey Mossa
Music by: Waddy Wachtel
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and suggestive humor, and for language.
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: April 7, 2006