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BASEketball (1998)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  31 July 1998 (USA)
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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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Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down! 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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31 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$6,940,185 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone agreed to do this film under the assumption by the time filming began, South Park (1997) would have already been canceled. It wasn't, and having been committed to both projects, had to attend principal photography for this project during the day, and produce South Park (1997) during the night, leaving very little time for any sleep. See more »

Goofs

When Doug Remer fights with his best friend, he says he wants a new one, and picks the Squeak who is sleeping in a box in the locker room. However, there's clearly been an adding of sound when Squeak says "Really? Uh... where are we going? The zoo?" since his lips are not moving. See more »

Quotes

Joseph R. Cooper: Hey, Grumsky, you losin' weight?
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Joseph R. Cooper: Hey, you guys, seriously, I'm fuckin' fat. Seriously, you guys, I'm fuckin' fat as fuck.
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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 Titanic (1997) See more »

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Take On Me
Written by Pål Waaktaar (as Pal Waaktaar), Magne Furuholmen and Morten Harket
Performed by Reel Big Fish
Courtesy of Mojo Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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and i laughed, and i laughed...
25 January 2001 | by (Brasov, Romania) – See all my reviews

BASEketball is indeed a really funny movie. David Zucker manages to make us all laugh our heads off again, in a really silly, but many times smart, comedy.

The 2 creators of South Park, the main actors in this film, play very good, surprisingly good actually, but this is the first time i see them as actors. The movie oftenly reminded me of South Park - one of my fav shows.

It's a really good and funny film, so don't miss it.

Vote: 7.5 out of 10.


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