MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,402 this week

Beer League (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sport  |  15 September 2006 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 6,807 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 53 user | 18 critic | 6 from Metacritic.com

An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Hall of Fame Family Movies

It takes a compelling story to transcend time and become an instant classic. Here are 10 films that have accomplished just that.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 06 Aug 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Beer League" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beer League (2006)

Beer League (2006) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beer League.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As raw and offensive as ever, Artie Lange returns to his roots in JACK AND COKE, shot at one of his favorite clubs in his beloved New York City.

Director: Scott DePace
Stars: Artie Lange, Joe Matarese
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A salesman and a vulnerable professional woman search for the perfect mate after both suffer through scary blind dates.

Director: Jack Gindi
Stars: Jack Gindi, Judy Kuhn, Doris Belack
Dirty Work (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

Director: Bob Saget
Stars: Norm MacDonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Blume
Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, H. Jon Benjamin
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Artie Lange
Beerfest (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme
Waltzing Anna (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Dr. Charlie Keegan had a thriving medical practice in New York City until he was busted for insurance fraud. In order to keep his license, he must serve six months working at a elder care ... See full summary »

Directors: Doug Bollinger, Bx Giongrete
Stars: Margery Beddow, Robert Capelli Jr., Emmanuelle Chriqui
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Singer
Stars: Michael Rapaport, Gary Stretch, Seymour Cassel
Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Artie Lange
King of New York (TV Movie 1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: James Widdoes
Stars: Artie Lange, Luis Guzmán, Jimmy Palumbo
Archie Black (2013)
Short | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Archie Black is a legend in the stand up world. For 30 years he has held the mantle of worst comedian--and human being--To ever set foot on the stage. Filmmaker Dave Sirus traveled the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Sirus
Stars: Steven Alan Green, Jay Mohr, Artie Lange
Supertwink (TV Short 2006)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Directors: Richard Christy, Sal Governale
Stars: J.D. Harmeyer, Benjy Bronk, Wood-Yi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Maz
...
...
...
...
...
Tim
...
Michael Deeg ...
...
...
...
...
...
Max
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Artie Lange's Beer League  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$475,000 (USA) (22 September 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the diner scene where Artie's girlfriend Linda throws French fries at him, if you look at the window sill above Artie's shoulder to the left you can see a lone French fry that appears and disappears BEFORE she actually throws them at Artie. This scene is obviously compiled from multiple takes and somebody missed a French fry when they were cleaning up from the previous take. See more »

Quotes

Dirt: You look like a bunch of Monkeys trying fuck a football!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Deleted scenes and outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Cure Me... Or Kill Me...
Written by Gilby Clarke
Performed by Gilby Clarke
Courtesy of Virgin Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


26 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ANYONE GOT SIRIUS???? mmecca
Is this a sequel to Beerfest? jovsof_16
Love Artie, but.... dgthompson
Immature, Offensive, Vulgar... cmiller36500
One of the best DrWolfgangvonBushwick
Softball kile32
Discuss Beer League (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page