The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob Schneider, Jon Heder, and David Spade. It is produced by Happy Madison Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios. Gus, Clark, and Richie (Rob Schneider, Jon Heder, and David Spade) are three middle-aged nerds; Clark and Richie were the unpopular kids who were constantly bullied by jocks and always benched at the Little League baseball games, because of their less-than-stellar athletic abilities. When a nerdy boy named Nelson and his friends are kicked off a nearby baseball diamond by a team of bullies, Gus and Clark chase the bullies away. When Gus and Clark return with Richie to play again and get back their feel for the game, the bullies return and demand that they leave. Gus challenges the bullies to play them for the field, and the three friends, despite Clark and Richie's poor abilities, win the game. Days later, one of Clark and Richie's bullies, Brad, challenges them to another baseball game with his team, but the three friends win again. Later, Nelson's billionaire father, Mel (Jon Lovitz), tells the trio that he's impressed with their wins, and
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