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Beer League (2006)

An unemployed slacker 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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No Gut, No Glory See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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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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Artie Lange's Beer League  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$302,908 (USA) (17 September 2006)

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$475,000 (USA) (24 September 2006)
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Each member of Ed's Bar Swill softball team uniform number reflects a 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 »

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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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Johnny Trinno: [speaking in an announcer-type voice] Now coming to bat is Artie DeVanzo. Last season was a fine one for DeVanzo, we all know that. He batted 420 with 45 RBIs. He enters today's game with a Blood Alcohol Content of .16. If you kids scoring at home, that is an impressive *twice* the legal limit.
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Deleted scenes and outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

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Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Jen Steele (2006) See more »

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Soul Shine
Written by Warren Haynes
Performed by Gov't Mule
Courtesy of ATO Records, LLC
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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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