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Sky Movies Comedy: Sunday 3 January, 8pm

(2004) ***

Vince Vaughn’s clapped-out neighbourhood gym is targeted for a take-over by fanatical health-freak rival Ben Stiller. But big prize money is up for grabs in the US Dodgeball finals. Vaughn’s misfit team are no-hopers, surely? Amusingly crude caper buoyed by Rip Torn’s presence as decrepit team coach Patches O’Houlihan. “If you’re going to become true dodgeballers,” barks Patches, “then you’ve got to learn the five D’s of dodgeball – dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!” In flashbacks, that’s Hank Azaria as the young O’Houlihan. And that’s Lance Armstrong belittling Vaughn for giving up on his team in a tainted cameo rendered even more tasteless than it was at the time. Curious, too, that in Ricky Gervais’ Extras it was a Dodgeball sequel joked about and not Zoolander.

Certificate: 12

Duration: 90m