In Revolution Studios’ comedy The Benchwarmers, three underdogs (Rob
Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder) form a three-man baseball team to
challenge a full squad of elementary school baseball bullies. Their success leads
to a high-stakes, winner-take-all game with the best kids in the state. If they win,
they will become an inspiration for every kid who has ever been a benchwarmer.
Gus (Rob Schneider), Richie (David Spade) and Clark (Jon Heder) are three
underdogs who spent a great deal of time on the bench when they were kids.
Now, they’re getting a second chance.
Mel (Jon Lovitz) is a local billionaire whose son Nelson (Max Prado) is always
being intimidated by the other kids. One day, Gus and Clark rescue Nelson from
a bunch of bullies on the baseball field. When Max tells his father about the
incident, Mel makes Gus, Clark and Richie a tantalizing proposition: He will put
up the money for them to travel and play in a tournament against the young
baseballers as a way of helping his son and other nerds like him to exact
revenge against the bullies of this world. It will be called “Mel's Tournament of
Little Baseballers and Three Older Guys.”
The winner will get the greatest stadium ever built — at Mel’s expense.
In order to prepare Gus, Richie and Clark for the tournament, Mel hires baseball
legend Reggie Jackson to train them. Reggie works with them on timing by
having them sit in the back of a truck as it drives down the street, swinging a bat
and demolishing mailboxes. He also teaches them fielding by tossing a hot
potato at them, which they catch barehanded and toss quickly to one another.
Amazingly, the training pays off and they become an inspiration to
Revolution Studios Presents A Happy Madison Production The Benchwarmers
starring Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder, a Columbia Pictures
release. The film also stars Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims and Tim
Meadows. The film is directed by Dennis Dugan and written by Allen Covert &