History Film / DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory

7th Apr '16 7:40:04 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* WrenchWhack: "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." Cue people getting hit by wrenches.
21st Feb '16 9:35:50 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Later lampshaded by Dwight. "They've got Razor and Taser and all sorts of 'azer's!"

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** Later lampshaded by Dwight. "They've got Razor and Taser and all sorts of 'azer's!"'azers!"
21st Feb '16 9:34:16 AM CynicalBastardo
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* EightiesHair: White's mullet is a classic invoked example, along with his [[BadassMustache handlebar moustache]]. Along with his choice of clothing when trying to woo Kate, it marks him as a DiscoDan.
21st Feb '16 9:31:00 AM CynicalBastardo
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: WordOfGod has it that the movie was supposed to take place in the early 1990s, but the case of AnachronismStew including Peter renting Film/MonaLisaSmile on DVD, as well as digital cable being in existence would suggest otherwise; it pretty much looks as if it could have been set in the present day.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: WordOfGod has it that the movie was supposed to take place in the early 1990s, 1990s (The Globo Gym ad from the opening scene notes that White was fat in 1987, which he states as being six years earlier, placing the film in 1993), but the case of AnachronismStew including Peter renting Film/MonaLisaSmile on DVD, as well as digital cable being in existence would suggest otherwise; it pretty much looks as if it could have been set in the present day.
19th Feb '16 9:42:55 AM PaulA
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** He also appeared later as the drive-by guy who pelts Steve the Pirate with a milkshake and yells at him to go back to TreasureIsland.

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** He also appeared later as the drive-by guy who pelts Steve the Pirate with a milkshake and yells at him to go back to TreasureIsland.Literature/TreasureIsland.
18th Feb '16 6:36:13 AM SutairuMasuta
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Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, '''''Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story''''' revolves around amiable [[{{Dismotivation}} underachiever]] Peter [=LaFleur=] (Creator/VinceVaughn), who owns a rundown gym called "Average Joe's" with a less-than-average clientèle, including a [[TalkLikeAPirate self-styled pirate]] (Alan Tudyk), an [[CollectorOfTheStrange ultra-obscure sports aficionado]] (Stephen Root), and a pining high-school {{Nerd}} (Justin Long).

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Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, '''''Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story''''' revolves around amiable [[{{Dismotivation}} underachiever]] Peter [=LaFleur=] (Creator/VinceVaughn), who owns a rundown gym called "Average Joe's" with a less-than-average clientèle, including a [[TalkLikeAPirate self-styled pirate]] (Alan Tudyk), (Creator/AlanTudyk), an [[CollectorOfTheStrange ultra-obscure sports aficionado]] (Stephen Root), and a pining high-school {{Nerd}} (Justin Long).
29th Jan '16 6:28:39 PM GrammarNavi
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* WholePlotReference: This film surprisingly has a lot in common with the SylvesterStallone film ''Film/OverTheTop''. Examples include: main character entering a tournament for an obscure sport (dodgeball in this, arm wrestling in ''Over The Top'') in Las Vegas, the grand prize being $50,000, the main character trying to win back an item (the gym in this, the custody of the main character's son in ''Over The Top''), a scene where the hero and villain meet in a hotel room where the villain tries to get the hero to quit and a scene where the hero ponders on if to quit or keep going. Though it's never been mentioned by the director, you have to think that there was some inspiration.

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* WholePlotReference: This film surprisingly has a lot in common with the SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone film ''Film/OverTheTop''. Examples include: main character entering a tournament for an obscure sport (dodgeball in this, arm wrestling in ''Over The Top'') in Las Vegas, the grand prize being $50,000, the main character trying to win back an item (the gym in this, the custody of the main character's son in ''Over The Top''), a scene where the hero and villain meet in a hotel room where the villain tries to get the hero to quit and a scene where the hero ponders on if to quit or keep going. Though it's never been mentioned by the director, you have to think that there was some inspiration.
29th Dec '15 4:11:35 PM Vox
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* TheBrute: Blade, Laser and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Blazer]].
16th Dec '15 1:52:41 PM maxwellsilver
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: InUniverse and applied literally here. The German team gathers around a picture of David Hasselhoff before their match, after their match [[spoiler: they're scolded for their defeat by their coach, [[AdamWesting David Hasselhoff]]!]]

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: InUniverse and applied literally here. The German team gathers around a picture of David Hasselhoff Creator/DavidHasselhoff before their match, after their match [[spoiler: they're scolded for their defeat by their coach, [[AdamWesting David Hasselhoff]]!]]



* GoingCommando: At the cheerleader tryouts, Justin is assigned a very large cheerleader who informs him she isn't wearing panties.



* VaporWear: At the cheerleader tryouts, Justin is assigned a very large cheerleader, who informs him she isn't wearing panties.
16th Dec '15 1:22:11 PM maxwellsilver
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* VaporWear: At the cheerleader tryouts, Justin is assigned a very large cheerleader, who informs him she isn't wearing panties.



* VaporWear: At the cheerleader tryouts, Justin is assigned a very large cheerleader, who informs him she isn't wearing panties.
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