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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  17 April 1998 (USA)
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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to... See full summary »

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Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to make a real team out of a bunch of players who include ballet dancer turned ballplayer Lance "Lance the Dance" Pere, Frank "Pops" Morgan, Rube Baker, Taka Tanaka, Pedro Cerrano, Hog Ellis, home run hitter Billy "Downtown" Anderson, and Carlton "Doc" Windgate, who throws the slowest fastball in professional baseball. Gus ends up clashing with Leonard Huff, the snobby, arrogant manager of the twins. One night in Minnestoa, Gus and his girlfriend Maggie Reynolds are having dinner with Roger and Huff at an expensive-looking restaurant, where Huff challenges Gus to a game between the Buzz and the Twins, then Huff starts a fight with Gus, who accepts the challenge. The game is scheduled to take place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minnesota. The Twins take a 3-0 lead in the 6th inning, but Billy ... Written by Todd Baldridge

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They're Just Nine Players Short of a Dream Team

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

In Roger Dorn's Minnesota Twins owner suite, a number 4 Lou Collins jersey hangs in a case, a reference to Timothy Busfield's character in Little Big League (1994). See more »

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When the Buzz are playing the Twins in Minnesota, Hog strikes out the hitter looking, not swinging as announcer, Harry Doyle states. See more »

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Rube Baker: Gus Cantrell, you remember me?
Gus Cantrell: Rube Baker, what are you doing here? I thought you were with San Diego.
Rube Baker: I was with San Diego, but some throwing problems came back to haunt me.
Gus Cantrell: Having trouble making the throw to second?
Rube Baker: Yeah, second. And uh, first. Third, a little. I still have trouble getting the ball back to the pitcher.
Gus Cantrell: Oh, come on I don't believe that. Just take it back and let 'er rip.
[Rube throws the ball, it leaves the field and hits a car]
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Not the majors
23 August 1999 | by (Heidelberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This film did nothing to help carry on the success that Major League's I & II started. As a matter of fact they didn't mention the Cleveland Indians once during the whole film. What happened to the "Comeback Kids"? Did they finally win the World Series or did they just give up? I understand that the story was about a minor league team but come on. What was their motive for winning? I hope it wasn't to see if they could beat the Minnesota Twins ( the way those guys are playing now anybody can beat them ). After they finished their season in first place did they go on to the championship or did they just go to Disneyland like everyone else? The only highlights of the film was seeing Pedro Cerano and Tanaka return to baseball ( although it was a bit cheesy learning how they quit the majors only to return to the minor league later on ). Bob Uecker was great as always (did he get fired as the Indians head announcer?). I hope that if a fourth one is on the horizon that it is not a repeat of this awful season.


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