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Joe Somebody (2001)

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When Joe is beat up by a co-worker in front of his daughter on "Bring Your Child To Work Day", he decides to fight back.

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John Pasquin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Joe Scheffer
Julie Bowen ... Meg Harper
Kelly Lynch ... Callie Scheffer
Greg Germann ... Jeremy
Hayden Panettiere ... Natalie Scheffer
Patrick Warburton ... Mark McKinney
Jim Belushi ... Chuck Scarett
Ken Marino ... Rick Raglow
Wolfgang Bodison ... Cade Raymond
Cristi Conaway ... Abby Manheim
Robert Joy ... Pat Chilcutt
Tina Lifford ... Cassandra Taylor
James Cada James Cada ... Exec. Bill
Tawnja Zahradka Tawnja Zahradka ... Waver 'Tawnja'
Ahna Brandvik Ahna Brandvik ... Neva
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Storyline

When underappreciated video specialist Joe Scheffer is brutally humiliated by the office bully Mark McKinney in front of his daughter, Joe begins a quest for personal redemption. He proceeds by enduring a personal make-over and takes martial arts lessons from a B-action star. As news spreads of his rematch with Mark, Joe suddenly finds himself the center of attention, ascending the corporate ladder and growing in popularity. He's determined to show everyone in his life that he is not a nobody, but a force to be reckoned with. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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A Comedy About Somebody Everybody Can Believe In. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some mild violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super papá See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,553,725, 23 December 2001

Gross USA:

$22,771,646

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,516,772
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bryan Cranston was considered for the role of Joe Scheffer. See more »

Goofs

As Meg enters STARKe Pharmaceuticals before the conference call with Mark McKinney, she walks past an extra who is leaving the building. When she gets off the elevator, she walks past the same extra on another floor. See more »

Quotes

Natalie Scheffer: Everything on the menu was made with curd. Curd this, curd that. I MEAN, I ordered a hamburger and I got a ten-minute lecture on animal rights from the waitress. AND the guy in the play was half naked!
Joe: WHAT? Which half?
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Connections

Spoofs Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Dig It
Written by Tom Wilson and Michael Roth (as Mike Roth)
Performed by Tom Wilson
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Sweet little movie.
8 August 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

Nothing wrong with this movie really. I don't think people treat this movie fairly. It's a sweet little entertaining comedy, that is not hilarious but at all time a pleasant one to watch.

Normally director John Pasquin really doesn't make great comedies but I think I can say that this is a good movie and probably easily his best.

Yes, of course the movie has morals in it that are bittersweet and make the movie also predictable. Nevertheless, I think the movie delivers its messages well and not so much in a preachy kind of way. It helps the messages of the movie come across and therefor the movie is an effective one.

As a matter of fact; everything in the movie works out quite well. This includes the love-story, the movie its dramatic elements and the characters themselves. The movie is a good balance of fun and entertainment and some more serous and dramatic family plot-elements, that of course never divert from the movie its fun and pleasant elements.

Not too much about the story really, it's actually kind of silly and hard to believe but it serves as a good basis for the movie to tell its story. The characters and actors in the movie are definitely good enough to make the movie more fun and entertaining to watch. Tim Allen fits the role and the movie has a great supporting cast with actors such as Greg Germann, Patrick Warburton and James Belushi in some good and fun comedy roles.

It's easily a movie I would watch again.

7/10

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