History Film / DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory

12th Jul '17 1:02:10 PM xcountryguy
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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Amber is pregnant with Justin's child in the Average Joe's ad at the end of the movie.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: Amber [[spoiler:Amber is pregnant with Justin's child in the Average Joe's ad at the end of the movie.]]



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Patches literally dies from getting something dropped on him.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Patches [[spoiler:Patches literally dies from getting something dropped on him.]]



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



** Furthermore, White's attempt to [[spoiler: bribe Peter and buy Average Joe's out from underneath him backfires spectacularly when it gives Peter the money he eventually turns into a controlling stake in Globo Gym.]]

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** Furthermore, White's attempt to [[spoiler: bribe [[spoiler:bribe Peter and buy Average Joe's out from underneath him backfires spectacularly when it gives Peter the money he eventually turns into a controlling stake in Globo Gym.]]



* OffTheWagon: It's established at the beginning of the film that White Goodman is FormerlyFat. After the end of the tournament, he apparently goes back to binge-eating, going so far as to steal a hot dog from a spectator as he storms off the court. [[spoiler: You get to see him in all his obese glory in TheStinger.]]

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* OffTheWagon: It's established at the beginning of the film that White Goodman is FormerlyFat. After the end of the tournament, he apparently goes back to binge-eating, going so far as to steal a hot dog from a spectator as he storms off the court. [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You get to see him in all his obese glory in TheStinger.]]



** PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler: Chuck Norris]] and his unexpected cameo. He's in the movie for less than a minute, but his intervention ensures that [[spoiler:Average Joe's is able to enter the final round]]. Lampshaded by White at the end: [[spoiler: his last line (and the last line of the movie) is "Fucking Chuck Norris!"]]

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** PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler: Chuck [[spoiler:Chuck Norris]] and his unexpected cameo. He's in the movie for less than a minute, but his intervention ensures that [[spoiler:Average Joe's is able to enter the final round]]. Lampshaded by White at the end: [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his last line (and the last line of the movie) is "Fucking Chuck Norris!"]]



* TakeAThirdOption: Before their match, Goodman, confident that he'll beat Peter, offers him a BriefcaseFullOfMoney to sell him Average Joe's instead. [[spoiler: He takes the money, but then is inspired to use it to bet on his team to win, using the winnings to buy a controlling share in Globo Gym and steal it right out from under Goodman.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: Before their match, Goodman, confident that he'll beat Peter, offers him a BriefcaseFullOfMoney to sell him Average Joe's instead. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He takes the money, but then is inspired to use it to bet on his team to win, using the winnings to buy a controlling share in Globo Gym and steal it right out from under Goodman.]]
11th Jun '17 1:13:05 PM nombretomado
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* TheTriple: Dodgeball announcer Cotton [=McKnight=] is good at these. "It's an event greater than TheWorldCup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} World Series]], and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII combined!" and "Tomorrow we separate the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff, and the awkwardly feminine from the [[CanadaEh possibly Canadian]]" -- culminating in "Ladies and gentlemen, I have BEEN to the Great Wall of China, I have SEEN the Pyramids of Egypt ... [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I've even seen a grown man satisfy a camel]]!"

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* TheTriple: Dodgeball announcer Cotton [=McKnight=] is good at these. "It's an event greater than TheWorldCup, UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup, [[UsefulNotes/{{Baseball}} World Series]], and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII combined!" and "Tomorrow we separate the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff, and the awkwardly feminine from the [[CanadaEh possibly Canadian]]" -- culminating in "Ladies and gentlemen, I have BEEN to the Great Wall of China, I have SEEN the Pyramids of Egypt ... [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I've even seen a grown man satisfy a camel]]!"
28th Apr '17 6:46:08 PM Mdumas43073
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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]] (Creator/AlanTudyk), an [[CollectorOfTheStrange ultra-obscure sports aficionado]] (Stephen Root), and a pining high-school {{Nerd}} (Creator/JustinLong).

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Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the 2004 comedy ''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]] (Creator/AlanTudyk), an [[CollectorOfTheStrange ultra-obscure sports aficionado]] (Stephen Root), and a pining high-school {{Nerd}} (Creator/JustinLong).
25th Apr '17 10:38:15 AM CosmicFerret
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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]] (Creator/AlanTudyk), 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]] (Creator/AlanTudyk), an [[CollectorOfTheStrange ultra-obscure sports aficionado]] (Stephen Root), and a pining high-school {{Nerd}} (Justin Long).
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1st Mar '17 8:43:45 PM DoctorSleep
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The scene where Peter introduces the team to Patches, reassuring them that he's a normal guy. In the the theatrical cut, Patches says "I love the smell of queef in the morning", to which Peter says "Well...normal for us". In televised versions, Patches doesn't say anything but Peter still gives him faint praise, making it seem like the sight of an old man in a wheelchair is just as bizarre as a comment about queefs.
26th Feb '17 1:52:11 PM nombretomado
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** A more subtle ShoutOut occurs at the start of the Cobras vs. Kamikazes highlight clip. The team logos shown are a cobra and a bonsai tree, which are the tournament logos for the Cobra Kai dojo and Daniel [=LaRusso=] from ''TheKarateKid''.

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** A more subtle ShoutOut occurs at the start of the Cobras vs. Kamikazes highlight clip. The team logos shown are a cobra and a bonsai tree, which are the tournament logos for the Cobra Kai dojo and Daniel [=LaRusso=] from ''TheKarateKid''.''Film/TheKarateKid1984''.
21st Feb '17 11:22:56 AM SuperSauce
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* TheDanza: Justin is played by Justin "Hi, I'm a Mac" Long.
21st Feb '17 9:50:39 AM rickied
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* TheDanza: Justin is played by Justin "Hi, I'm a Mac" Long.
25th Jan '17 10:22:15 PM Odacon_Spy
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* FailureGambit: Before the final playoff between Average Joe's and Globo Gym, Peter [[spoiler:signs over ownership of the Average Joe's gym to White after being bribed with $100,000]]. Even though [[spoiler:Average Joe's win the game, White boasts that Peter has nothing now that his gym has been absorbed by Globo Gym]]. However, [[spoiler:Peter has bet the $100,000 bribe on Average Joe's victory. Between the millions of gambling profit and the $50,000 prize money, Peter is able to invest in and gain control of Globo Gym as a publically-owned company, which White can do nothing about]]. How long Peter was planning this scheme is debatable.

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* FailureGambit: Before the final playoff between Average Joe's and Globo Gym, Peter [[spoiler:signs over ownership of the Average Joe's gym to White after being bribed with $100,000]]. Even though [[spoiler:Average Joe's win the game, White boasts that Peter has nothing now that his gym has been absorbed by Globo Gym]]. However, [[spoiler:Peter has bet the $100,000 bribe on Average Joe's victory. Between the millions of gambling profit and the $50,000 prize money, Peter is able to invest in and gain control of Globo Gym wich, as a publically-owned publicly-owned company, which White can do nothing about]]. How long Peter was planning this scheme is debatable.
17th Jan '17 6:44:47 PM TheRoguePenguin
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--> '''Cotton''': They came all this way for nothing! Absolutely nothing! ''(credits roll to somber music)''

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--> ---> '''Cotton''': They came all this way for nothing! Absolutely nothing! ''(credits roll to somber music)''



* AmbiguousTimePeriod: WordOfGod has it that the movie was supposed to take place in the early 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.

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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: WordOfGod has it that the movie was supposed to take place in the early 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 ''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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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: White gets his team into the tournament by calling in a favor from the dodgeball chancellor.
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