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This is a very funny baseball movie. An ex-showgirl inherits the Major
League Cleveland Indians ball team. This team is mired near the cellar and
if they keep losing the new owner can move the team to a better money making
locale. This band of misfits suck it up and end up competing for the
Tom Berenger is an all but washed up catcher that revives this teams pride to become winners. Charlie Sheen, known as the 'Wild Thing', is the bespectacled relief pitcher that helps bring fans back out to the ballpark. Bob Uecker steals the show as the Indians play-by-play announcer Harry Doyle. His one liners really hold the movie together.
Corbin Bernsen plays a lazy infielder with a large ego. Wesley Snipes is the teams base stealing showboat. The gravel voiced team manager Lou Brown is played by James Gammon. The new team owner is Margaret Whitton and she plays the role of bitch to perfection. The lovely Rene Russo is Berenger's love life past and present. Uecker is not the only former ballplayer in the cast. Look for former stars Pete Vuckovich and Steve Yeager.
This movie is laugh out loud funny. Typical foul language is part of the comic relief. You can't make a realistic baseball film without spittin' and cussin'.
Funny baseball parody that feels very much like a typical ZAZ comedy
it isn't one). A team of baseball players (Sheen, Berenger, etc.) all
to play a season of pro baseball, even though they have no talent. Corbin
"Made-for-TV-King" Bernsen co-stars.
3.5/5 stars -
Beats me! All I know is that virtually EVERY time this flick hits cable...I watch it. There is something about the way this simple, very funny movie fits together that just compels me. Sheen is great as "Wild Thing" Ricky Vaughn. And the same can be said for every other actor (and character) in the film. They all just seem to click. Bob Uecker is priceless. I don't know, maybe I'm losing my taste, but this is a film that will ALWAYS pick me up and makes life just a bit better!
This is what any sports league should be like -- a bunch of underdogs with
genuine personality who get their act together and win the league
championship along their girls' hearts. Reality is probably a bit more
Overall, not a great work of art or anything, but undeniably an enjoyable, solid film with plenty of good lines and laughs. Catch it on TV or get it from your video store if you haven't seen it yet.
"Major League" is a funny and yet somewhat serious and dramatic film about the woeful Cleveland Indians. Their new owner (Margaret Whitton) has brought together the worst players so the team will lose more games than anyone else in baseball. Why? Well, she wants the attendance to be so low that she will be able to move the team to Miami and then buy the players to make the franchise successful. The has-beens and never-will-bes include catcher Tom Berenger, third baseman Corbin Bernsen, center-fielder Wesley Snipes, and wild pitcher Charlie Sheen. However after a rocky start, the team comes together and begins winning. They unite the city and unite the team in grand fashion. "Major League" is a film that tries to be more than it is and almost succeeds. On first glance it is a pure comedy, but does have some dramatic aspects as well. This makes the film somewhat uneven and disjointed, but somehow it still over-achieves for the most part. Far from a masterpiece, but it is still a good film overall. 3.5 out of 5 stars.
This movie hits close to home because I live in the Cleveland area and am a
HUGE Indians fan! I remember back in the days when Cleveland and especially
the Tribe were laughingstocks...oh, back to the movie,
Bob Uecker is hysterically funny as the Indians' radio announcer, and Tom Berenger looks very comfortable and relaxed as the veteran catcher. Charlie Sheen is funny, and Rene Russo makes the most of her small role as Berenger's girlfriend. Wesley Snipes was great as the Kenny Lofton-esque Willie Mays Hayes, and the rest of the cast was great.
The script offers no suprises whatsoever, but it's still fun to watch. Recommended especially to Indians fans.
This is my favorite movie of all time. It is awesome! Not only is this movie one of the funniest sports movies ever made, but it also has one of the best endings to any sports movie ever. I still get chills when I hear Bob Uecker yelling at the end!
This movie is pure Velveeta and packs every sports-flick cliche ever seen
into 90 minutes...but I still laugh out loud during many of the lines I can
quote verbatim and still get chills every time Ricky Vaughn strides out of
the bullpen at the end.
Not a great movie by any means, but ten years later it's still one of my favorites.
Major League is by far my favor sports movie, beating out Caddyshack although most would disagree. Why it has a score of 6.4 I can't understand. Everyone I know loves this movie. While the sequels are almost as bad as sequels to such other classics as Home Alone and Caddyshack, it shouldn't affect this movie. The wonderful one-liners and story alone make this great movie what it should be ranked at. Having it at a 6.4 is almost as bad as Mr. Showbiz saying Haley Joel Osment should be voted for worst actor of the year award, while he is the most oscar worthy supporting actor to be in a movie yet.
Any true baseball fan has to see this movie if they haven't seen it yet. It is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Many of the lines are unforgettable. You have to love the characters in this movie. Ricky Vaughn, Willie Mays Hays, Pedro Cerrano, and Harris are terrific.
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