Jun 18, 2004 · A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.
- Rawson Marshall Thurber
- 35 sec
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (also known simply as Dodgeball) is a 2004 American sports comedy film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.
Sep 23, 2008 · Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (+ Digital Copy) Hank Azaria (Actor), Jason Bateman (Actor), Rawson Marshall Thurber (Director)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is a decent if largely unremarkable effort which you will find yourself enjoying slightly more than you expected. It hardly deserves to be hailed as a classic,...
In true spirit of David vs. Goliath, Dodge ball is a play-by-the-book story about the little guys overcoming big odds and coming out on top. Normally this kind of plot line could be a pit fall for clichés and highly predictable setups, but thankfully this movie is in the hands of a skilled director and fronted by likable and funny performers.
A group of misfits and outcasts enter a Las Vegas dodge ball tournament in hopes of saving their beloved gym.
- Dodgeball's creator was inspired by the book Fast Food Nation. DodgeBall writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber considered DodgeBall an homage to some of his favorite flicks, including Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Rocky (1976), and Bull Durham (1988).
- DodgeBall's stars went through some rigorous training. To ready themselves for the movie, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and the rest of the actors ran indoor dodgeball drills at what many of them have since described as a “boot camp.”
- Ben Stiller took Christine Taylor down with a dodgeball—twice. As a general rule, it’s never a good idea to hit one’s spouse in the face with a rubber ball while playing any sport, but that’s exactly what Stiller did to Christine Taylor—twice.
- Stiller borrowed much of his character's personality from 1995's Heavyweights. The fact that Stiller borrowed some of White Goodman’s traits from Tony Perkis, the fanatical fat camp owner he played in 1995’s Heavyweights, won’t surprise anyone who has seen both films.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Synopsis: White Goodman (Ben Stiller) is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but can't find a way to get $50,000 in time.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, is a film that grabs life by the ball. Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn), is a charismatic underachiever and proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe’s.
- Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Vince Vaughn
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