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Beer League (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  15 September 2006 (USA)
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An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

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Beer, broads and baseball: a group of misfits whose weekly softball games seem to have a lot more to do with getting into fights for macho dominance than hitting home runs. Artie is an unemployed and unmotivated drunk that is predictably still living with his mother. He is on a losing softball team, and he and his teammates are facing the end of softball as they know it if they can't pull it together. When love enters his life, it unexpectedly alters Artie's low self-esteem, and the odds for winning, not only the league trophy, but a new life, are certainly looking up. He and his teammates will have to go for the win. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Step Up. Shape Up. Sober Up. See more »

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Rated R for non-stop language including strong sexual references, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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15 September 2006 (USA)  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$275,606 (USA) (15 September 2006)

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$475,000 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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Most of the softball scenes were filmed at the Tamblyn Field in Rutherford, NJ. See more »

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During the first game scene, Dirt's uniform changes from a t-shirt to a pro style button down, then back to a shirt. See more »

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Maz: I'll have an egg-white omelet made with very little oil, dry wheat toast, and grapefruit juice.
Johnny Trinno: Oh my god, that's the gayest order I've ever heard.
Artie DeVanzo: You know, in Massachusetts, that order could legally marry a dude.
Maz: Alright, here it comes.
Johnny Trinno: You know, just placing an order like that would get you kicked out of the army.
Artie DeVanzo: You know, if you put a construction helmet on that order, it could join the Village People.
Rhonda: Would you guys knock it off so I can do my job?
Maz: Thank you.
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Great Movie
15 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's no Gone with the Wind, but I seriously hardly stopped laughing the entire movie!!! Artie is hilarious, and even the Karate Kid turns in an amusing performance. The best comedy I've seen this year. More genuinely funny moments than Talledaga Nights and Click combined!!! The old dude Seymore Cassel steals nearly every scene he's in and is hilarious. Artie really kills playing a character very similar to himself. No need to be a Stern fan to see this movie. Artie steps out of the shadow of the big guy with an incredibly funny and sincere performance. If you want to laugh you butt off this is the movie to see!!!


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