Dodgeball The Movie and Extreme Dodgeball
"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball." - Patches O'Houlihan, quote from the movie, ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’.
Dodgeball the Movie spawned a new phenomenon in the world of sports today. With the appearance of Extreme Dodgeball on TV, which is based off of Dodgeball the Movie, Dodgeball has become popular with people of all ages.
Basic Extreme Dodgeball Rules
- Two teams of 5 players each with a minimum of two dodgeballs
- Goal is to eliminate members of the opposite team until none are left
- A player is eliminated if:
- The ball touches them without bouncing first and doesn’t hit the opponent in the head or groin area.
- An opponent catches the thrown ball. The thrower of the ball is eliminated. The team that caught the ball can allow an eliminated player back into the game as long as it doesn’t exceed 5 players. In the Dodgeball, the movie, this was called a “two player swing.”
- Dropping the ball to deflect a ball thrown by an opposing player
- Crossing the center line and stepping out of bounds
In the movie, Dodgeball, it was okay to hit an opponent in the head with the ball because well, it was a Ben Stiller and Will Farrell movie. In Extreme Dodgeball that is NOT an acceptable play and hitting an opponent in the head will eliminate the player who threw the ball.
What you need to play:
- 6 Dodgeballs
- 6 Short Cones
- Ball Bag
- Ball Pump
- Team T-Shirts/uniforms (recommended for intimidating the other team)
‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story’ Movie Trivia
- All the wrenches thrown in the movie were made of rubber. However, Justin Long's eyebrow was actually cut open by the first wrench thrown at him because it was harder than the other wrenches.
- Three cameras in a row were broken by Ben Stiller filming a scene in the movie.
- In the final Dodgeball match, TV announcer Cotton McKnight uses the term "Down goes Goodman! Down goes Goodman!" This is a parody of Howard Cosell's famous "Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!" which he shouted at the conclusion of the 1973 Heavyweight championship fight between George Foreman and Joe Frazier.