DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

Movie • 2004 • Comedy  

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When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and Goodman's attorney, La Fleur and his rag-tag team of underdogs launch a knock-down, drag-out battle in which the winner takes all.
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Does the dog die?
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jamieblazej
Crash the dog is only in the first scene and is never in any danger.
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Does a pet die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abandonment
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jamieblazej
No, but Gordon’s children are left sitting alone by his wife while she flirts with other men. She’s not far away and the kids are in Gordon’s sight but they are kind of ditched.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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Kate is pursued by multiple men, mostly in creepy and harassing ways, but no one is stalked. Although White does show up at her house unannounced and she’s clearly uncomfortable and asks how he knew her address.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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zalwelman
A girl from the girlscout team used steroids (off screen) and was disqualified.
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is someone held under water?
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DanniHarper
A man is forceful and inappropriate with his behaviour with a woman, but no assault takes place
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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jamieblazej
A fat girl falls onto Justin during cheer tryouts and he’s shown gasping for air when she’s finally helped off of him. His head was also sort of positioned so it was in her crotch/butt area so the gasping for air thing could have kind of an icky and mean connotation.
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Is there cannibalism?
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jamieblazej
Spoiler: someone is crushed to death by a heavy sign falling from the ceiling. The crushing itself is not shown but the characters feet are shown sticking out from under the sign after it falls similarly to in the Wizard of Oz. This isn’t graphic or too upsetting and is supposed to be played for laughs to an extent. Also, in a flashback to cheerleading tryouts, Justin is paired with a fat girl who he cannot lift properly and she falls on top of him. He survives but he is shown struggling beneath her and trying to push her off.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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No but multiple characters are hit in the head/face with wrenches.
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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jamieblazej
A woman throws a dodgeball at a random man in a bar and he is hit by it and collapses onto the floor. He’s shown several times and a character mentions that he thinks the man is dead but he most likely isn’t. The woman throws the ball to prove how strong and intimidating she is.
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zalwelman
It is mentioned that someone fell from the top of a rollercoaster and broke every bone in their body, but you don't see it.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Nivag
Multiple blows to the groin during the sport.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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jamieblazej
Not really, but the Average Joes are trained to dodge balls by having wrenches thrown at them because “if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball”. Pretty much all of them are hit with the wrenches and are shown in pain afterword but they have to keep participating in their training.
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Katla
It is mentioned that someone fell from the top of a rollercoaster and broke every bone in their body, but you don't see it.
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jamieblazej
Steve the Pirate is hit in the face with a wrench and is shown with an eye patch/bandage over his eye in the next scene. It’s clear that it is not part of his costume but is from the injury caused by the wrench. This isn’t dwelled upon and it’s not even mentioned.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Justin is in high school and when the Average Joes hold a car wash, their only customer is a man who pays Justin to wash his truck wheels in a Speedo-type swimsuit while the man watches. Justin is in a pretty compromising position and the man has a bully breed dog that growls and barks at Justin so he’s afraid to stop washing the truck. The man also is sticking his finger in his bellybutton while watching Justin scrub his tires and says something like “get in there nice and deep, boy.” Pretty gross
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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arcadebun
a character kissed two people one after the other but both of them seem fine with it.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jump scares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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A women v*mits in her mouth, nothing is shown but she makes a body movement and noise, and also she also makes a little gulp noise when she swollows it.

I have severe emetophobia and it was ok for me to watch.
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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jamieblazej
There are multiple instances of someone spitting, including one of the Girl Scouts who spits on the floor towards the beginning.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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jamieblazej
The only cops in this movie are shown for probably less than a minute and are beaten handily in a dodgeball tournament. Multiple cops get hit in the face with dodgeballs in a funny way so it’s kinda the opposite
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LGBTQ+
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jamieblazej
No but after Kate kisses a woman, she’s assumed to be a lesbian but she corrects this assumption by saying she’s bi and then kissing a man directly after. This reinforces the stereotype that bisexual people are automatically non-monogamous.
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Medical
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I don't know if it counts, but a person uses Electro-shocks on himself to avoid the urge of eating a donut
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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jamieblazej
Lance Armstrong mentions previously having cancer but it’s not discussed in depth and it’s only talked about once.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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A person is clearly really obsessed with body image and he gives himslef electro-shock to avoid the urge to eat a donut
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jamieblazej
No character is canonically autistic, but the r-slur is used at one point.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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jamieblazej
A guy does the “up yours” type gesture with his arms at one point.
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arcadebun
there are a few flashing signs in the scenes that take place in Las Vegas; i don’t know if they’re enough to warrant a warning but they’re your average casino flashy lights
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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There are a lot of fat jokes in this movie and the use of a fatsuit in the final scene.
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jamieblazej
Patches O’Houlihan refers to the Average Joes as “a bunch of females” in a derogatory way, but no one is specifically misgendered.
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Does the black guy die first?
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arcadebun
the d-slur is used as a joke as well as “queer” (said in a derogatory fashion) and a few other derogatory terms. a character is also called the f-slur (albeit in a much more emotionally charged scene where this is acknowledged as wrong.)
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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arcadebun
There are fat jokes, homophobic slurs and other derogatory terms, derogatory terms toward a Japanese dodgeball team, and a few drawings that appear similar to racist caricatures. In addition there’s a joke about a girl scout on steroids that is similar to many transphobic jokes and can be very uncomfortable for some.
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jamieblazej
There’s lots of pretty offensive stereotypes throughout the movie. There are multiple comments made that Kate is a lesbian because she’s athletic and plays softball. It is revealed that she is actually bisexual and this is shown by her kissing a former female partner and then kissing a man, which perpetuates the stereotype/myth that bisexual people are all non-monogamous.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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jamieblazej
The r-slur is used on at least one occasion.
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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arcadebun
nothing too explicit but in one scene a character purposefully makes his penis look larger than it is.
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jamieblazej
Kate is the target of consistent sexual harassment and there are several scenes where the camera angles focus on parts of her body such as her legs and hips/chest. There are also dancers at the dodgeball tournament who are very scantily clad and are solely there for the “encouragement”/enjoyment of the men watching. Their dancing is quite provocative as well.
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Is there bestiality?
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jamieblazej
Not intentionally. In the beginning Crash the dog is sniffing around/putting his head in Peter’s crotch when Peter is half-asleep and he makes comments about how it “feels good”, etc but then he wakes up and realizes it’s not a sexual partner and scolds the dog. This scene always makes me uncomfortable but it’s pretty brief. Also, towards the end one of the sports commentators mentions that he’s seen everything, including “a grown man satisfying a camel” but this is only mentioned this one time and not shown or anything.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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zalwelman
In the same scene were they try to dodge traffic
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Does a plane crash?
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jamieblazej
At one point, the Average Joes are “dodging traffic” and Gordon is hit by two cars consecutively, but is absolutely fine.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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