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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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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racism | baseball | racial | See All (3) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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23 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Joe Louis Brown clearly steps in front of home plate to hit his Home Run when he is being intentionally walked. It is against the rules to do so. See more »

Quotes

Cecil "Stud" Cantrell: All girls fuck.
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Red Hot
Performed by Billy Lee Riley
Written by William Emerson (as Emerson)
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A great little movie
25 July 1999 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Baseball fans can't help but enjoy this film. It's an old story, about a team of losers who make it into a pennant race, but unlike other variations on this theme, it's thoroughly believable. The team takes off when they acquire two new players - a youngster straight off the farm who's a terrific second baseman, and a gifted black catcher whose arrival stirs controversy in the Klan-influenced small town. There are the usual behind-the-scenes machinations one expects, but the film is great in presenting a lot of ballpark scenes, and the final game of the season is played with growing suspense and excitement. The actors are all great, especially Virginia Madsen as Dixie Lee, a woman who looks trashy but quickly shows she's got more guts and integrity than 50 "nice" girls put together. Another performance to note is that of Teller in an unusual speaking role as the sneaky Hale Buchman Jr.; he and Henry Gibson as his father do a great job as the proprietors of a seedy department store and owners of the local team - "sports moguls" as they see themselves. There is a lot to like in this little film.


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