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The Benchwarmers Details


Three guys with little athletic ability strike a blow for everyone chosen last at recess in this comedy. Clark (Jon Heder), Gus (Rob Schneider), and Richie (David Spade) are three geeky guys who have spent most of their lives being humiliated by bullies and taunted by people with greater hand-eye coordination than they possess (which is nearly everyone). While the three guys love baseball, they've been treated like losers on the diamond ever since their days riding the pine in youth baseball. One day they stop by a softball field at a local park and a bunch of kids practicing for tryouts try to heckle them into going home. Clark, Gus, and Richie challenge the kids to a game -- three against nine -- and miraculously don't entirely humiliate themselves. Mel (Jon Lovitz), a guy with an athletically-challenged son of his own, is impressed with the nerdy trio's nerve, and offers to set up a tournament in which the three inept grown-ups will take on the best youth teams from around the state. Clark, Gus, and Richie accept the offer, and they soon become unlikely heroes to the bullied, clumsy, and awkward everywhere. The Benchwarmers also stars Craig Kilborn, Tim Meadows, Molly Sims and Reggie Jackson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 7, 2006


Rob Schneider
as Gus
David Spade
as Ritchie
Jon Heder
as Clark
Jon Lovitz
as Mel
Craig Kilborn
as Jerry
Molly Sims
as Liz
Tim Meadows
as Wayne
Nick Swardson
as Howie
Erinn Bartlett
as Sarah the Salad Girl
Amaury Nolasco
as Carlos
Max Prado
as Nelson
Reggie Jackson
as Reggie Jackson
James Earl Jones
as Darth Vader


Dennis Dugan
Adam Sandler
Jack Giarraputo
Allen Covert
Nick Swardson
Thomas E. Ackerman
Waddy Wachtel
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Dilbeck
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bryan Bonwell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peck Prior
Sandy Solowitz
Perry Andelin Blake
Production Designer
Alan Au
Supervising Art Director
Nick Swardson
Derek Dauchy
Allegra Clegg
Executive Producer
Barry Bernardi
Executive Producer
Mary Jane Fort
Costume Designer
Gary Fettis
Set Decorator
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
John Hockridge
First Assistant Director
Jay Scully
Anne McCarthy
John Hartigan
Visual Effects