Release dateJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10) WriterBrian Drolet, Hoyt Richards ScreenplayBrian Drolet, Hoyt Richards ProducersBarry Katz, Jordan Eubanks, Travus Pope, Josh Goldstein CastMircea Monroe (Kim Hertz), Taylor Cole (Rachel Corelli), Jaleel White (The Leader), Andy Milonakis (Rusty), Jay Mohr (Harold), Amy Paffrath (Jennifer) Similar moviesShe Wants Me (2012)
TaglineOpen 25/8 because 24/7 is for puss!#$
Dumbbells is a 2014 comedy film directed by Christopher Livingston and starring Brian Drolet, Hoyt Richards, Mircea Monroe, Jaleel White, Taylor Cole, Jay Mohr, Tom Arnold, and Andy Milonakis, with a rare film appearance by Nancy Olson (her first film in 17 years). The film saw a limited release on January 10, 2014. The film also marks the film debut of singer Frenchie Davis.
Chris Long is an ex-NCAA basketball player turned trainer who finds a new purpose when his gym's new owner, Jack, unleashes a lucrative plan to turn the neglected business into a reality show. When Chris' co-workers resist this new direction, he and Jack form an unlikely alliance that allows them to face the demons of their pasts and ultimately, save the gym's future.
Brian Drolet as Chris Long
Hoyt Richards as Jack Guy
Jaleel White as The Leader
Mircea Monroe as Kim Hertz
Taylor Cole as Rachel Corelli
Frenchie Davis as Venus
Carl Reiner as Donald Cummings
Nancy Olson as Bianca Cummings
Jay Mohr as Harold
Olivia Taylor Dudley as Heather
Michael Ray Bower as Erwin
Valery M. Ortiz as Missy
Andy Milonakis as Rusty
Tom Arnold as Daddy
Fabio Lanzoni as Himself
Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 14% based on reviews from 7 critics.
The film's French dub became notorious for its very low quality, as it was dubbed in South Africa by amateur actors. Netflix reacted to the film's negative reception by ordering a redub by the Titrafilm studio.