Contents. 1 Clark; 2 Howie; 3 Mel; 4 Other; 5 Dialogue; 6 Cast; 7 External links "Somtehing that makes your pee pee small".. There must be Gus: My wife is the only one who gets to twist these man boobies. Richie: Never had a date. The Benchwarmers is a American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder. It is produced by Revolution Studios and Happy Madison Productions and is distributed by Columbia Pictures. Contents. 1 Plot; 2 Cast; 3 Production; 4 Reception . Worst Actor (Rob Schneider (also for Little Man).
Filter by Rating: If you hated the trailer, avoid this movie. It's that simple. After a huge crowd comes out to benchwarmer the team, the guys decide to enter a competition with the bullies. The winner will get a brand new stadium.
He is seen on several occasions with a man in a Speedo, and, though no statements are made to confirm their sexuality, the man in the Speedo asks if anyone wants to wrestle.
The homosexual undertones carry to a few of the other jocks as well. Of the three Benchwarmers, we learn the most about the non-baseball life of Gus. At the end of the scene, he joins her in the shower. There are also occasional slang references to male and female anatomy. In the midst of the language and crude and suggestive humor that earned this movie its rating, there are some lessons taught through the plot.
The take-away message is that bullying hurts, and everyone deserves a chance to play baseball and be cheered on by a crowd. These aspects of the story could lend themselves to discussions of how we must all face the consequences of our actions, but we can be free of the eternal punishment of sin through faith in Christ.
Christ offers us forgiveness when we believe in Him and ask for His forgiveness. The trailers for this movie are not misleading. Expecting any real moral content from this film will lead to disappointment, as its value is in the humor alone. Mature teenagers can probably handle the content and recognize the inappropriate behavior so as not to repeat it. As always, it would be ideal if an adult can view the movie with a teen in order to facilitate a discussion at a later time.
Later, Nelson's billionaire father, Mel, tells the trio that he is impressed with their wins, and explains his plan to hold a round-robin with all the mean-spirited little league teams in the state, plus their team.
The winners will be given access to a new multimillion-dollar baseball park that he is building. Wanting to capture the spirit and fun in baseball which they never had when they were kids, as well as seeing this as an opportunity to teach children everywhere that bullying is wrong and that all children, regardless of ability, should be given equal opportunities in sports, the three name themselves the Benchwarmers and join the tournament.
They play against every cruel little league team in the tournament, despite the fact that they are three adults squaring off against a team of nine kids. The Benchwarmers win every single game, with Clark and Richie's abilities gradually improving, and the team becomes popular among many nerds, children with poor athletic abilities, and the general public.
Their success causes increasing frustration and bitterness amongst the mean-spirited teams of jocks, who start meeting to think of plans to defeat the Benchwarmers. At the semi-final game, the competing team's coach Wayne bribes the umpire by entering a year-old Dominican man named Carlos into the league claiming him to be 12 years old.
Carlos proves to be a professional, purposely stepping on Gus' hand at one point to injure it too much for him to pitch. But the Benchwarmers eventually manage to defeat Carlos by making him too drunk to actually pitch properly and they manage to win when Richie's agoraphobic and heliophobic brother Howie is hit by the pitch but forces the winning run. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to derail the trio and halt their winning streak, the Benchwarmers' adversaries finally find a weakness that they can exploit.
They find evidence that Gus was a bully himself as a child, known for using name calling over physical force and had bullied one boy named Marcus so intensely that he had to be sent to a mental institution. Seizing this opportunity, the bully teams expose Gus' secret to the public, shaming Gus into resigning from the team. However, on his wife Liz's advice, Gus sincerely apologizes to Marcus just before the final game. In return, Marcus forgives Gus in an incredibly moving speech in front of everyone right on the field at the beginning of the final game.