Top 14 Dodgeball Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Dodgeball facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Dodgeball film message.

The treasure chest that arrives with Peter's winnings at the end is labeled, Deus Ex Machina.
The treasure chest that arrives with Peter's winnings at the end is labeled, Deus Ex Machina.
The money that ends up allowing the protagonist to buy his competitors gym and subsequently save his own is in a box labeled "deus ex machina"
The money that ends up allowing the protagonist to buy his competitors gym and subsequently save his own is in a box labeled "deus ex machina"

Dodgeball Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Lance Armstrong appears in a scene sporting a yellow long sleeve. This is a representation of all those Tour de France's he won, where the winner wears a yellow jersey.

Dodgeball Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The chest of money has the inscription "dues ex machina" showing the shenanigans nature of the ending
    The chest of money has the inscription "dues ex machina" showing the shenanigans nature of the ending

Dodgeball Hidden Details

1 - The chest of cash that Peter wins has the words "Deus Ex Machina" on the front and under the lid. The term is used to mean an unexpected twist that comes out of seemingly nowhere to save the protagonist (I know that's a very basic definition, but I didn't want to ramble).
The chest of cash that Peter wins has the words "Deus Ex Machina" on the front and under the lid. The term is used to mean an unexpected twist that comes out of seemingly nowhere to save the protagonist (I know that's a very basic definition, but I didn't want to ramble).
1 - The treasure chest with La Fleur's $5 million payoff on his bet (50-1) that the Average Joes would win the championship reads "Dues Ex Machina." The winnings allow the Average Joes to acquire Globo Gym and keep their own gym, which La Fleur signed away in the previous scene.
The treasure chest with La Fleur's $5 million payoff on his bet (50-1) that the Average Joes would win the championship reads "Dues Ex Machina." The winnings allow the Average Joes to acquire Globo Gym and keep their own gym, which La Fleur signed away in the previous scene.
1 - It is mentioned briefly that White's gym is worth $4 million. Peter later gains possession of his gym with $5 million. For a silly comedy movie, that's not bad foreshadowing
It is mentioned briefly that White's gym is worth $4 million. Peter later gains possession of his gym with $5 million. For a silly comedy movie, that's not bad foreshadowing
1 - Amber is pregnant with Justin's baby.
Amber is pregnant with Justin's baby.
1 - The money that saves the day in Dodgeball (2004) literally says "Deus ex machina" on it. "an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel."
The money that saves the day in Dodgeball (2004) literally says "Deus ex machina" on it. "an unexpected power or event saving a seemingly hopeless situation, especially as a contrived plot device in a play or novel."
1 - The treasure chest with the money to save Average Joe's business is labeled "Deus Ex Machina," which is exactly the chest's role in the movie.
The treasure chest with the money to save Average Joe's business is labeled "Deus Ex Machina," which is exactly the chest's role in the movie.

The music in Patches training montage is based on "It ain't what you do" (It's the way that you do it) by Fun Boy Three and Bananarama

1 - Vince Vaughn's character, LeFluer, bet $100,000 on the Joes to win at 50:1 odds that conveniently lets them buy Globo Gym. The chest is literally a Deus Ex Machina plot device.
Vince Vaughn's character, LeFluer, bet $100,000 on the Joes to win at 50:1 odds that conveniently lets them buy Globo Gym. The chest is literally a Deus Ex Machina plot device.
1 - Kate states that she likes unicorns when Peter discovers the massive collection inside of her home. It is revealed at the end of the movie that she is bi-sexual, which unicorn is a colloquial reference.
Kate states that she likes unicorns when Peter discovers the massive collection inside of her home. It is revealed at the end of the movie that she is bi-sexual, which unicorn is a colloquial reference.
Dodgeball poster
Dodgeball poster

Dodgeball Plot

A group of misfits enter a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament in order to save their cherished local gym from the onslaught of a corporate health fitness chain.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Dodgeball. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Sport
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber
Stars Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn
IMDB score 6.7