Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004, USA/GER) C-92m. SCOPE *** D: Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Joel Moore, Chris Williams. Missi Pyle, Jason Bateman, Hank Azaria, William Shatner, Daivd Hasselhoff. Raucously funny sports comedy made in the vein of OLD SCHOOL (2003), which also starred Vaughn. In order not to lose his gym to villain Stiller (who looks hilarious), Vaughn and his friends compete in a dodgeball tournament in Las Vegas to win the money needed to keep it. Totally predictable, but funny and entertaining with lots of star cameos.

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