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Major League (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  7 April 1989 (USA)
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The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.


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An exotic dancer marries the owner of a baseball club. He does not survive the honeymoon and she is in control of his ball club. she wants to move to warmer climes where some new stadiums have been built, but her lease has only one escape clause, poor attendance. She fields the worst team she can find. The attitude of the owner gives the misfits and losers something to rally around and they fight back. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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When these three oddballs try to play hardball, the result is totally screwball. See more »


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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Indianer von Cleveland  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)


$49,797,148 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The vehicle that Willie Mays Hayes drives to opening day of spring training is a customized VW Beetle with a Rolls Royce grill, replacement trunk and hood ornament. The "Elegant Beetle" kit, as one was called, was popular in the mid-70s to the mid-80s until Rolls Royce sued a company responsible for one of the conversion kits. This may kit may also have been referenced in the 1978 Cheech and Chong movie, Up in Smoke. See more »


The sign in Spanish during the introduction of Jake doesn't make sense it say's "Tengo Quartos Para Renta" which say's "I Have Quart's for Rent." See more »


[first lines]
Rachel Phelps: Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
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Classic Movie!
7 November 2003 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This is easily my favorite movie of all-time. Being a sports fan who loves comedies, you can't beat this flick. This is one movie that I can watch over and over without getting sick of it. Definitely hilarious, the one-liners are great. The cast is solid as well. Wesley Snipes, Tom Berenger, Dennis Haysbert, Corbin Bernsen, Charlie Sheen and Bob Uecker are excellent in their roles. I love how the film holds nothing back as well, unlike the sequel where the language and what not was toned down.

Is Major League predictable? I guess...but it is still a great movie. Its a ***** movie in my opinion, plus it was filmed at the late MCS (Milwaukee County Stadium) so that makes it even better!

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