Dodgeball-True Underdog Story

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 208357049
UPC 024543534778
UPC 14 00024543534778
Format DVD
Release Date 12/9/2008
Rating Rating
Las Vegas, Nevada
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn team up once again (following STARSKY & HUTCH) for another comic romp. While hilariously satirizing modern-day gym culture, the film also celebrates a sport that has previously been relegated to the elementary school playground. Peter La Fleur (Vaughn) owns the decrepit Average Joe's gym, which has been losing its clients ever since the glitzy Globo Gym opened up across the street. White Goodman (Stiller), Globo Gym's main spokesman, is a preposterously vain egomaniac on the cusp of taking over La Fleur's failing business. La Fleur learns from a beautiful attorney (Christine Taylor) that if he doesn't come up with $50,000 in 30 days, his career running a gym will be over. Potential salvation arrives in the form of a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament, but conquering a sport one hasn't played in several decades isn't such an easy feat. Fortunately for Peter, he finds a coach for his team: the hardheaded, ex-superstar Patches O'Houlihan (Rip Torn). As Peter and his ragtag team make their way to the championship in Las Vegas, they must contend with White, who has assembled a team of his very own. Rawson Marshall Thurber's debut feature is a highly assured work, which features hilarious cameos from Chuck Norris, Lance Armstrong, David Hasselhoff, and William Shatner.
New York Times "Nobody eviscerates the scary depths of male narcissism with such ferocity, and it is a huge relief to find Mr. Stiller flexing his oiled, low-comedy triceps with such vengeful glee....Consistently funny..." 06/18/2004 p.E12
Entertainment Weekly "[A] slaphappy send-up of the whole sniffly underdog sports-movie genre, written and directed with a changeup pitch of whizzy aggression and bouncy merriness..." 07/09/2004 p.65
Uncut "Superb performances from the deadpan Vaughn and the fearless Stiller in one of the funniest films of the year." 09/01/2004 p.132
Sight and Sound "Vaughn recalls the seemingly effortless shtick Bill Murray trades on, and the unruffled sense of amiability he maintains, even during the daftest bits of knockabout, is the movie's chief pleasure." 10/01/2004 p.52-4
Premiere "[I]t's a worthy addition to the genre....Thurber and company deliver the goods..." 12/01/2004 p.164
Chicago Sun-Times "[With] Rip Torn getting enormous laughs with his training methods as their coach..." 12/03/2004 p.11
Rawson Marshall Thurber
Vince Vaughn
Ben Stiller
Cast & Crew
Vince Vaughn - Star
Hank Azaria - Star
Ben Stiller - Star
Gary Cole - Star
Joel Moore - Star
Stephen Root - Star
Jason Bateman - Star
Missi Pyle - Star
Alan Tudyk - Star
Justin Long - Star
Christine Taylor - Star
Rip Torn - Star
Chris Williams - Star
Rawson Marshall Thurber - Screenwriter
Jerzy Zielinski - Director of Photography
Ben Stiller - Producer
Lance Armstrong - Cameo
Stuart Cornfeld - Producer
Chuck Norris - Cameo
David Hasselhoff - Cameo
Theodore Shapiro - Composer
William Shatner - Cameo
Rawson Marshall Thurber - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 2253477
UPC 00024543534778
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Vaughn,Vince
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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