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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 17 April 1998 (USA)
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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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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Roger Dorn (Bernsen), Pedro Cerrano (Haysbert), Duke Temple (Yeager) and Harry Doyle (Uecker) are the only characters to appear in all three films in the Major League series. See more »

Goofs

A batter lays down a bunt and Gus (the catcher) is shown stepping forward and picking up the ball. The ball is stationary and sitting just a few feet in front of home plate, which is inconsistent with the speed of the ball that was hit. Obviously, a second baseball has been placed on the ground (initially out of the camera's view) for Gus to field. See more »

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Carlos Liston: Tell that son of a bitch to throw me his fastball.
Rube Baker: That was his fastball.
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Follows Major League (1989) See more »

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It's fun, and funny....but no Oscars.
7 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not as good as Major League, but considerably better than Major League 2.

It has good humor for some good laughs, and has it's own charm. Good for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon fair.

Scott Bakula was a good choice and has that veteran smarts and laid back way that makes him likable.

"Tell him to throw his fastball" -

"That WAS his fastball". Funny.

Don't take it too seriously and you may find yourself enjoying it. It follows along similar fair like Necessary Roughness. Good humor that sometimes gets lost when people look for too much. Grab some pop-corn and a soda and just enjoy it for what it is.


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