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Beer League (2006)

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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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softball | baseball | slacker | beer | remake | See more »

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His team has the biggest balls in the league. 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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$475,000 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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Scott Baio auditioned for the role of Maz. After casting Ralph Macchio, Baio was considered for another role but the producers felt it would be "too much" to have two icons of the 1980's in the film. See more »

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Mangenelli tells Artie that after "one more out" his team will be 5-0. Yet Artie hits into a double play. See more »

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Artie DeVanzo: If you put a construction hat on that order, it could be one of the village people.
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Artie Lange is blue collar down to his DNA
30 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

One of the terrible because it's true facts about show business over the last few years was that many people expected Artie to die! His brutally frank tales often revolve around his gluttonous eating habits, severe depression and drug abuse. The man who could have easily become another entertainment fatality too soon has apparently cleaned up his act and finally gotten on the healthier track. Of course, his sense of what's funny will stay in the gutter where his quick with a witty and/or vile joke mind is destined to remain. (Please note the above comments were written before Artie's recent situation developed into public knowledge. I don't consider whatever actually happened to be my or anyone else's business unless Artie himself goes on the record about the truth. Art, we love you and want you to get better! You're a talented man and millions of us are thinking of the Lange family in these times. From a sincere fan.)

"Beer League" is a kick in the pants comedy that lets Art shine, with food stains on his shirt, in his Jersey stomping grounds. These drink a little, swear a lot leagues do exist and his natural talent for baseball was something he had going for himself before tragedy and chemical dependency took hold during the midpoint of his life. The no longer teenage looking Ralph Macchio and Seymour Cassel help Art along in this both sensitive and totally insensitive story as he finds love and the hate inside both rising to the surface.

Full of great tunes and guy humour, this star vehicle isn't for all tastes. It's primarily geared towards the audience he's won over on the radio and his stand up career. Great roles for Cara Buono as his lady and Laurie Metcalf as his saint of a mother might help keep the women who don't care for the overall raunchy tone watching.

A little poem I wrote a while back in 2007:

" Artie Lange's 40th Birthday "

You've come a long way from hopes docked

From Jersey to Holeywood, ya rocked!

Show business wasn't always your cup of tea

Give a big middle finger to all things phony!

Mad TV, we laughed deliriously

Now satellite is taking you Siriusly!

Into a wild and crazy new frontier

Let your next forty years keep the roasts near!


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