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Major League (1989)

 -  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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A comedy with bats and balls. See more »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,797,148 (USA)
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Real life relief pitcher Mitch Williams (with the Chicago Cubs at the time of the film's release) was inspired to model himself after the Rick Vaughn character and began to wear the number 99 and having Wild Thing being played while entering games. Williams shortly became nicknamed Wild Thing, though he dropped the persona when trying to make a come back in the Minors during the late 90's. See more »

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The Stroh's and Old Milwaukee Beer signs on the back fence of the spring training camp are replaced by Miller signs in one shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rachel Phelps: Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
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Oh You Angel
by Ron Aniello
Performed by Lonesome Romeos
Produced by Lonesome Romeos, George Tutko & Phil Gernhard
Courtesy of Curb Records
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Best baseball movie
3 February 2012 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

I don't care what anyone says this is by far the best baseball movie ever made. Bull Durham was a bit too much of a chick flick to be a real baseball fans movie of choice.

Major League isn't a movie that's going to solve world peace or anything but if you want a light hearted, entertaining film that is hysterically funny then you need to see this.

Charlie Sheen being a former high school pitcher who was able to get 85 mph on his fastball, which isn't as fast as characters 100 mph. But close enough to with the way they film it to make it look believable as being a real flame thrower. If they had someone who didn't have a background in baseball they would've probably had to use a stunt double for his pitching scenes, which would've sucked.


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