DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and Goodman's attorney, La Fleur and his rag-tag team of underdogs launch a knock-down, drag-out battle in which the winner takes all.

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber George Bamber Seth Edelstein Raymond Prado Steve Lonano
Genres: Comedy,
Production Company: Mediastream Vierte Film GmbH & Co. Vermarktungs KG, 20th Century Fox, Red Hour,

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story - Grab life by the balls. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 18-06-2004
  • Runtime: 92 Minutes
  • Popularity: 17.34
  • Vote Count: 2,505
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3
  • Budget: USD 20,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 167,722,310
  • Region: Germany ( DE ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Vince Vaughn - Azwaad Movie Database Vince Vaughn Peter La Fleur
Christine Taylor - Azwaad Movie Database Christine Taylor Kate Veatch
Ben Stiller - Azwaad Movie Database Ben Stiller White Goodman
Rip Torn - Azwaad Movie Database Rip Torn Patches O'Houlihan
Justin Long - Azwaad Movie Database Justin Long Justin
Stephen Root - Azwaad Movie Database Stephen Root Gordon
Joel David Moore - Azwaad Movie Database Joel David Moore Owen
Chris Williams - Azwaad Movie Database Chris Williams Dwight
Alan Tudyk - Azwaad Movie Database Alan Tudyk Steve the Pirate
Missi Pyle - Azwaad Movie Database Missi Pyle Fran Stalinovskovichdaviddivichski
Photo Name Department
Jeanne McCarthy-Production Jeanne McCarthy Production (Casting)
Theodore Shapiro-Sound Theodore Shapiro Sound (Original Music Composer)
Gene Serdena-Art Gene Serdena Art (Set Decoration)
Monica Levinson-Production Monica Levinson Production (Production Supervisor)
Ben Stiller-Production Ben Stiller Production (Producer)
Gary D'Amico-Crew Gary D'Amico Crew (Special Effects Coordinator)
Joey Box-Crew Joey Box Crew (Stunts)
Alan Baumgarten-Editing Alan Baumgarten Editing (Editor)
Carol Ramsey-Costume & Make-Up Carol Ramsey Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Maher Ahmad-Art Maher Ahmad Art (Production Design)

See Full Cast & Crew of DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story


Really good watch, could watch again, and can recommend. I forgot how well this movie holds up. Now, I'm not a fan of Vince Vaughn or Ben Stiller (most of the time), but, being objective, this is a pretty funny movie with a good plot to it. It has problems besides casting, but most of those are over in a blink and we're back to the movie. This is a movie that leans on ridiculous humor, and everyone pretty much stays in their lane with quirks and motivations, and while the abuse humor of Justin Long pushes my boundaries of entertainment, Vaughn's lazy character work breaks it. I'd say it was a problem with the writing, but the delivery is sloppy even for someone playing a lazy character: the character is someone who knows what needs to get done and can't be bothered to do work, not someone who is too lazy to do what he can do. Ben Stiller is over the top, but that's a combination of how the character is written and Stiller's delivery: I clearly don't like the character concept, but without him being an overly nice / secretly evil guy, I'm don't have a real suggestion there. I'm sure you can make similar arguments for any given character, but the movie is actually so well produced, overall well written, and the performances are funny enough to distract from "problems" that if you just relax and watch this movie, you'll probably be laughing all the way up to "My Milkshake By's All the Boys to the Yard".

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