DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (also known simply as Dodgeball) is a 2004 American sports comedy film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.


Peter LaFleur is the owner of Average Joe's Gymnasium, a small, dilapidated gym with only a few members. When he defaults on the gym's mortgage, it is purchased by White Goodman, the cocky owner of the Globo Gym across the street. Unless Peter can raise $50,000 in thirty days, Goodman will foreclose on Average Joe's and demolish it to build a parking garage. Attorney Katherine "Kate" Veatch is working on the transaction for Goodman. He unsuccessfully attempts to seduce her; she is repulsed, but just cites conflict of interest (COI) to refuse his advances. Meanwhile, she becomes close to Peter while reviewing his financial records.