Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
October 2, 2004 at 7:00 and 10:00pm in 26-100 and
October 3, 2004 at 10:00pm in 26-100.
Peter La Fleur (Vince 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 ( Ben 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. [rottentomatoes.com]
"...a laugh-out-loud romp that holds its own against comedy classics like Office Space and Airplane!, a zinger destined to become a dorm-room essential."
-- Peter Debruge, Premiere Magazine. Read this review.