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

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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Artie Lange's Beer League  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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At one point in the film, Artie is calling girls from his high-school days, making references to Union High School in New Jersey, where he attended school. See more »


In the scene where Artie is mowing Mangenelli's lawn and destroying the campaign signs, it is obvious that the lawn mover isn't really on. The grass doesn't get cut at all that Artie rolls over. See more »


Linda Salvo: [as Artie and Linda sit in the car after their date] Alright listen, if you're really quick I'll give you a blowjob, but you gotta be quick!
Artie DeVanzo: Kidding me? I hear ya. When blowjobs go on too long it's like you chicks forget guys' dicks get tired.
Linda Salvo: Stop with the jokes, I gotta be up for work early tomorrow so concentrate, okay?
Artie DeVanzo: I'll be Hugh fucking Downs.
Linda Salvo: Who the fuck is that?
Artie DeVanzo: He was the host of Concentration just blow me.
Artie's Mom: [interrupting them, unexpectedly] I made tiramisu, you kids wants some?
Artie DeVanzo: No mom,...
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Enjoyable ,down-to-earth movie
15 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie did a great job of bringing real life people we all know in a funny well written movie. Artie Lange did a great job portraying a character a lot like himself. He has a natural acting ability and created a warm, caring loser. The humor was crude but hysterical. The actors were all perfectly cast and enjoyable to watch. It was nice to see a low budgeted movie so well filmed and edited. I intend to go see the movie again to hear some of the jokes missed by the audience laughter. I hope to see Artie Lange do some more writing, the script was honest and believable. It obviously was a labor of love. Although there was plenty of cursing and sex-play, it added to the theme of the movie. I hope this film launches Artie to more starring roles. Hollywood needs more "honest" film-making

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