Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)
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Dixie Lee Boxx
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Jamie Weeks
Larry Riley ...
Joe Louis Brown
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Esther Wrenn
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Hale Buchman
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Hale Buchman, Jr.
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Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez ...
Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl ...
Monroe Wright
Guich Koock ...
Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Peaches Cluff
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Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford ...
Whiz Whsonant
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Bart Polanski
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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William Petersen declined the offer to star in Platoon (1986) in favor of this film. See more »

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The outfield wall inside the stadium reads "Smythe Field", named for the fictional owner of the team, J. Harrell Smythe. However, on an exterior shot showing fans arriving for a home game, the outside wall clearly reads "Henley Field". See more »

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Cecil "Stud" Cantrell: Kid... let me tell you one of lifes great truths. All girls *fuck*.
Jamie Weeks: Yeah, but this one's real religious...
Cecil "Stud" Cantrell: When I said all girls, I meant *all girls*.
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Don't Be Angry
Performed by Nappy Brown
Written by Napoleon Brown, Rose Marie McCoy and Fred Mendelsohn (as Fred Mendelsonn)
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Living and breathing baseball sometimes requires something on the side.
9 June 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is a very good baseball/comedy. A past his prime player/manager(William L. Peterson)takes a low budget minor league team, the Tampico Stogies, from the cellar to the top of their league. Peterson still hopes of getting called to the 'bigs' while his team is being energized by the play of a rookie 'phenom'(Dermot Mulroney). Then there is the homer run hitting(Lary Riley)that has to pretend to be Puerto Rican instead of black. The owners want to secretly sell the team. And then there is the drop dead gorgeous groupie(Virginia Madsen)that is one hell of a distraction.

Supporting cast includes: Panchito Gomez, David Lanston Smyrl and Henry Gibson. If you liked BULL DURHAM or MAJOR LEAGUE, you can't help but like this movie. Step up to the plate and take a cut!


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