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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 17 April 1998 (USA)
Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »

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Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the Twins' AAA team. Cantrell accepts but regrets it almost immediately. The Buzz is a dysfunctional no-hoper team, with an odd assortment of characters. However, Cantrell quickly sets about forging them into a winning team. Written by grantss

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They're Just Nine Players Short of a Dream Team

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Major League 3: Back to the Minors  »

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$2,087,011 (USA) (17 April 1998)

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$3,551,208 (USA) (15 May 1998)
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The "South Carolina Buzz" were actually the Salt Lake Buzz - which was the Pacific Coast League farm team of the Minnesota Twins. Formerly the Portland Beavers, the franchise moved to Utah in 1994 and had 7 straight winning seasons. In 2001, the team became part of the Anaheim Angels organization under the name Salt Lake Stingers. Both team were named in honor of the Salt Lake Bees, who originally played in SLC on and off from 1915 to 1970. Since 2006, the team is once again called the Salt Lake Bees. See more »

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At the beginning of the scene when Gus and Maggie are watching Downtown, Maggie is on Gus' right side, but the next time we see them, Maggie is on Gus' left side. See more »

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Gus Cantrell: Did you know that Huff has "Born to Lie" tattooed on his forearm?
Roger Dorn: Is that the truth?
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References Little Big League (1994) See more »

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A watchable, made for TV level movie.
2 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't remember if this was released in the theaters or just made straight to DVD, but it's the 2nd level of production. Watchable but forgettable, and I don't mean that as an insult to the film, cause it's not as bad as everyone says.

Scott Bakula with his easy going, genuine style carries the movie. Most of the team is forgettable but not annoying and there are some moments of humor in there. Corbin Bernsen has a very small role as the GM, where he's not comic relief this time, as he was in the first 2 movies, but he's a nice guy running a bad ball-club. Ted McGinley is at his best as the arrogant teams manager and he's a perfect Yin to Bakula's Yang.

I wasn't a fan of Major League 2, which lacked the freshness and charm of Major League 1 (though I loved the White Lightning/Black Thunder scene). This one went down a different path leaving the major league team behind and looking at it from the minors and for me it worked, but, it's not a film to go into with high expectations. Another poster he called it "a solid single" and while Major League 1 was a home-run and Major League 2 was disappointing by comparison, this one, we don't expect much so it's OK. 6 stars. 7 if you're dying for a baseball movie and there's one you haven't seen. It's not awful and don't believe the 4.5 ranking. It's better than that, just, not much better.


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