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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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A comedy with bats and balls. 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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When they report to spring training in the bunk room Willie introduces himself to Jake and Ricky, seconds later Cerrano takes Dorn's golf club cover to use for his bat and in the background you see Willie just walking through the door. But that would be impossible since Willie was just talking to Jake and Ricky seconds before. See more »


[first lines]
Rachel Phelps: Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
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Baseball Charge #2
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One of the best sports/comedy movies of all-time.
26 May 2001 | by (Oakwood, Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

Over the years many times I have watched Major League and each time I enjoy it. This film just seems better if you watch it during baseball season. The cast and plot of this movie is just great. You have a bunch of misfits and old-timers who come together and bring the Cleveland Indians out of many years of a slump, and finally contend for an American League Pennant. The movie has plenty of funny moments and mishaps that the characters do just to make you laugh while at the same moment you cheer for the team in each game of the season. Charlie Sheen is great he was perfectly cast as the pitcher. Plus the cast of Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Dennis Haysbert, Corbin Bernsen, and Tom Berenger all worked very good together even Bob Uecker is a joy as the Indians very funny play-by-play announcer. Major League is just one of those movies when you watch it each time you enjoy it and you just love to cheer for the underdog. If you are a baseball fan and love a little comedy mixed with winning then Major League is a movie to watch many times.

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