UNIVERSAL 1440 ENTERTAINMENT AND REVOLUTION STUDIOS PRESENT THE HILARIOUS NEXT CHAPTER OF THE BENCHWARMERS FRANCHISE STARRING JON LOVITZ, CHRIS KLEIN, LOCHLYN MUNRO
BENCHWARMERS 2: BREAKING BALLS
AVAILABLE ON DVD AND DIGITAL JANUARY 29, 2019
Universal City, California, January 23, 2019 – Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls is based on Revolution Studios’ wildly successful 2006 comedy, The Benchwarmers. This is the first title to emerge from the deal between Revolution Studios, a subsidiary of Content Partners, and Universal 1440 Entertainment, the original content production arm of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Filled with side-splitting antics, Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls will be available on DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 29th, 2019.
Ben McGrath (Chris Klein) had major league potential playing professional baseball, but his hopes to play ball literally get crushed. Down on his luck, Ben gets another swing at redemption as a new attorney for Schmood & Associates. His unorthodox boss, Mel (Jon Lovitz), convinces him to manage their eclectic softball team full of misfits and strikeouts. Together, will they have enough spirit to rally and win it all?
Bringing together an incredible cast of characters to the franchise, Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls welcomes the return of Jon Lovitz (The Ridiculous 6, A League of Their Own) reprising his role as “Mel” and stars Chris Klein (American Pie franchise, Just Friends), Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale,” White Chicks) and Chelsey Reist (“The 100,” Dark Harvest).
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls is directed by Jon Rosenbaum (Cop and Half: New Recruit) from a script by Stephen Mazur (Liar, Liar). Executive producers include Kim Arnott (“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”) and Jon Rosenbaum along with Vince Totino (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Scott Hemming (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Marla Levine (the live television event “RENT” on Fox). The film is produced by Dan Angel (R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls, Cop and a Half: New Recruit).
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls will be available on DVD and Digital.
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Cast: Chris Klein, Chelsey Reist, Jonathan Silverman, Liam Hughes, Zak Santiago, Chris Gauthier with Lochlyn Munro and Jon Lovitz
Casting Director: Judy JK Lee
U.S. Casting By: Jennifer K.M. Treadwell, CSA, Monica Kelly, CSA
Costume Designer: Ariana Preece
Score By: Shawn Pierce
Edited By: Mark Shearer
Production Designer: Nick Richardson
Director of Photography: Toby Gorman
Executive Producers: Kim Arnott, Jon Rosenbaum
Executive Producers: Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, Marla Levine
Produced By: Dan Angel
Based In Part On Characters Created By: Allen Covert & Nick Swardson
From the Motion Picture: “The Benchwarmers”
Written By: Stephen Mazur
Directed By: Jon Rosenbaum
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: January 29, 2019
Selection Number: 63197867 / 63198110 (CDN)
Running time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1