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BASEketball (1998)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 31 July 1998 (USA)
Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

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Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Coop & Remer's team, the Milwaukee Beers is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of the Dallas Felons wants to institute. Written by Kelvin Cabrera-Castellar <kelvinc@concentric.net>

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From the director of the "Naked Gun" and starring the creators of "South Park" See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated R for strong language and crude sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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$3,086,105 (USA) (31 July 1998)

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$6,940,185 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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Chris Farley turned down the role of Joe Cooper. The script was subsequently offered to Trey Parker and Matt Stone who rewrote it to reflect their sensibilities better. See more »

Goofs

Flipped shot: When Coop is driving to the airport in his Red Beetle, in the external shot just when the singer on the radio sings, "Look out ahead there's a truck changing lanes..." we see that Coop is sitting in the right-hand side of the front of the car. See more »

Quotes

Little Coop: You know Reemer, someday I'm going to be a big sports star.
[cut to present day]
Joseph R. Cooper: You know Reemer, someday I'm going to own a big sports bar.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits have finished there is a scene where the Bob Costas and Al Michaels have a conversation consisting only of "dude", a la the make up scene between Parker and Stone. This ends with Al Michaels turning to the screen and pulling down a screen before what one would expect to be a kiss like Parker and Stone earlier in the film... See more »

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Spoofs The Natural (1984) See more »

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Written by Todd Pipes, Toby Pipes and John Kirtland
Performed by Deep Blue Something
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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What's the Big Deal?
3 August 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I've heard so many critics and average joes ripping into this flick like it was the first sign hailing the antichrist. The movie is simple, yes, but damn funny. Maybe I'm just not caught up in my own pretense to enjoy a simple movie. Yes, there are times when I crave something more sophisticated, but this movie still has my friends and I rolling in the aisles. Give it a chance and you just might like it. 7/10


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