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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Artie Lange's Beer League  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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


$475,000 (USA) (22 September 2006)

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Each member of Ed's Bar Swill softball team uniform number reflects a hall of fame New York Yankees player- Artie DeVanzo #2 Derek Jeter, Maz #5 Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Trinno #44 Reggie Jackson, Dirt #16 Whitey Ford, Alfonse #15 Thurman Munson, Dave #3 Babe Ruth, Tim #42 Mariano Rivera. See more »


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 »


Artie DeVanzo: Ohh! Alright, listen up. Anybody that doesn't do a pregame shot with me is a fuckin' pussy.
Dennis Mangenelli: Jerk off!
Artie DeVanzo: Hey, did this jerk off just call me a jerk off?
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References The Bad News Bears (1976) See more »


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Good movie exactly what you expect to watch
25 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie and I have to say it was exactly what you expect. It doesn't try and make you think you are going to watch an academy award winning film, it makes you think that I'm bored i feel like laughing a lot so I'll check it out. Although the comedy in it is a bit raunchy it is hilarious. I don't kow how anyone dislikes this comedy it's not like you walked into this movie anticipating an American film institute classic. Great movie the story line leaves a bit to be expected but still a very funny movie.It's exactly what your expecting if you like movies that you can relate to you have to check it out. If you get the chance to rent do it and if you can pick it up for five dollars or so it's a great buy.

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