Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: June 18, 2004
DVD: December 7, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 4.14
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Cast: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Missi Pyle, Jason Bateman, David Hasselhoff


Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) is a charismatic underachiever and proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe's. The facility's clientele of decidedly less-than-"average Joes" is made up of a self-styled pirate, a scrawny nerd who dreams of impressing an unattainable cheerleader, an obsessive aficionado of obscure sports, a dim-witted young man, and a cocky know-it-all who, of course, really knows nothing.

Peter's humble gym catches the eye of White Goodman (Ben Stiller), the power-mullet-sporting, Fu-Manchu-d, egomaniacal owner of Globo Gym, a gleaming monolith of fitness. White intends to take over Average Joe's, and Peter's non-existent bookkeeping is making it all too easy for him. A foreclosing bank has stationed attorney Kate Veatch (Christine Taylor) inside Average Joe's to finalize Globo's takeover of the gym. But Peter's boyish charms win her over and Kate joins his team of social rejects to beat the odds -- and their own ineptitude -- to try to save Average Joe's. How? A showdown dodgeball competition against Globo Gym.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld
Screenplay: Rawson Marshall Thurber
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  • 5 stars "Dodgeball is a hilariously funny, entertaining and stupid movie. Most of the jokes are very corny.Another Ben Stiller classic comedy... he keeps getting funnier!"