Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Corrected entry: When the announcer announces "Oh my, Globo Gym wins" nothing happens. When the announcer announces that "The winner is Average Joe's" confetti falls from the roof. Why didn't it fall when Globo Gym supposedly won? Usually someone would have triggered the confetti once the winner was announced. (01:19:05)


Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. The answer is it only appeared that Globo Gym had won. The official had to confirm it. The confetti doesn't fall when the announcer declares a winner.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When Ben Stiller closes the tanning bed and says "I wanna burn!" while he is saying that and closing it, the tanning bed doesn't close all the way.

Cloude2 Premium member

Correction: Actually it does close fully, it's not a pie iron that squeezes close, someone is inside of that.


Corrected entry: White Goodman tells Michel to add three pounds to the scales in the women's locker room, and while that's intended to show that he's a greedy, unscrupulous jerk, it wouldn't help his bottom line at all. The women using the locker room are already members paying monthly fees, and White doesn't make any more money if they choose to work out longer. (00:10:20)

Correction: Most gyms have different levels of membership, so the women may choose to work out more often or sign up to fitness classes that they aren't currently paying for. Alternatively, it just shows what a complete idiot White actually is.

Corrected entry: During one of the Las Vegas scenes, Cotton McKnight states that it's the 1999 International Dodgeball Competition. Peter listens to his messages at the start of the movie and it says that 2 pornos and Sweet Home Alabama are overdue. Sweet Home Alabama was released in 2002, 3 years later.

Correction: He actually says that it is Mona Lisa Smile, released in 2003. Also while 1999 is mentioned, it is actually in reference to the founding year of ESPN 8 "The OCHO"

Corrected entry: In the scene where White is trying to bribe Peter with $100,000, he sits the briefcase on the table and opens it. The money is right in the middle of the case. It's not secured in any way, so surely it should have been at bottom end of the case.

Correction: The foam padding in that type of case is designed to press against whatever is in the case to hold it in place.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: During the first game against the Germans, Peter launches a ball and misses a player that ducks but the ball hits a bald player in the leg behind him. That player should have been out. (00:49:50)


Correction: Yes, he probably should have been, but the ref didn't see it. Bad calls happen in sports all the time.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene when the Average Joes play against the Girl Scouts, the girl Peter hits should have been out, but the referee didn't say anything.

Correction: The ref missed it. A lot of games have missed or incorrect calls by refs.

Corrected entry: In the Sudden Death scene, just after Vince Vaughn dodges Ben Stiller's ball, he steps out of his triangle and hits Ben with his own ball, meaning Vince is out before he strikes Ben out.

Correction: Quite possibly the ref didn't see it, so didn't call it. There have been critical games won and lost due to a referee's missed call.

Corrected entry: When White is in his office with the donut, there is one light above him which is focused on him. Yet after Michelle walks in, there is light everywhere. Nobody touched any light switches.

Correction: When Michelle opens the door to the office, you can see the lights fade on. The lights must be activated by a switch in the doorway or something similar.

Corrected entry: In the 1938 Uberamerica dodge ball film clip, the American flag that appears briefly in the background has offset rows of stars (like the current flag with 50 stars for 50 states). In 1938, there were 48 states and they are represented by 6 rows of 8 stars that are flush aligned.

Correction: Uber-American Films was created in 1938, i.e. a parody of Nazi propaganda, but this particular video was copyrighted in the 1950's, when all 50 states had already joined the union (the film itself is a parody of the "education films" released by the US government during the '50's).

Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter's winnings are wheeled out to him and he says "Right on time, I appreciate it, thank you boys", a boom mike operator can be seen in the back. He is also visible in other parts of the scene.

Correction: The game is being filmed for television. This operator could easily be part of the TV crew.


Corrected entry: On the unrated DVD, Martha Johnstone tells Justin she isn't wearing panties. But when her name is called and she runs toward Justin, she kicks her right leg up and you can see she is wearing a pair of gray panties.

Correction: She could simply be lying.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: Rawson Marshall Thurber, the director of the movie, plays the cheerleader that is with Amber when Justin sees her in Vegas.

T Poston

Correction: The cheerleader that is with Amber when Justin sees her in Vegas is named Derek. According to the credits, Derek is played by Trever O'Brien.

Corrected entry: When Justin is playing solo in the game against Globo Gym, Blade throws a ball and it actually hits him but the announcer says he dodged it. (01:16:20)


Correction: The ball actually hits the plexiglass fence behind him, but it did get very close.

Corrected entry: At the start, Kate tells Peter he is in debt but just before she says that she calls him Vince, which is the actor's real name - Vince Vaughan.

Correction: In that scene, the only time Kate uses Peter's name is when she calls him "Mr. LaFleur". She does not call him Vince.

Corrected entry: The one girl scout hits peter in the head with a dodgeball for revenge but when he got hit, all he did was move his head and didn't move back or anything.

Correction: If you got hit by a dodgeball thrown by an 11-year-old girl scout, would you have to recover from it? Maybe she didn't throw it very hard. That's not a mistake in the film.

Corrected entry: No bookie would allow a member of the sporting event himself to make a bet on the game, because of the fact that the player has the ability to determine the results. (01:23:55)

Correction: How would the bookie know that he was on the Dodgeball team?


Corrected entry: At the end, past all of the credits, White starts singing and dancing to "Milkshake" by Kelis. He should not have been able to play this song because it is 1993, and that song didn't come out until ten years later.

Correction: The following is the second correction on the corrections page. [The commercial that Vince is watching states that it's six years later - that doesn't mean the film was set then too.] The film is set in 2004, proof of this is Lance Armstrong talking about his cancer near the end.


Corrected entry: Dodgeball begins with Ben Stiller looking back to his overweight self in 1987, then states that it is six years later. So the story is supposed to be taking place in 1993. Yet, when Vince Vaughan is sulking in a bar and Lance Armstrong scolds him that he must also have a possibly terminal disease because Armstrong didn't give up when he had testicular, brain and another cancer and he went on to win five Tours de France in spite of this. Armstrong won his fifth Tour in 2003. What's ten years to make a point, right?

Correction: The commercial that Vince is watching states that it's six years later - that doesn't mean the film was set then too.


Corrected entry: After the timeout Gordon has his rec specs up. However, when the shot is far away for the first time, his specs appear to be covering his eyes. When there are close ups, his specs are back to being up, not covering his eyes.

Correction: When Gordon says, "Time out.", it zooms out and in the very last second before it gets to the close-up, he flips up his specs.

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