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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

Director:

Martin Davidson

Writers:

Paul Hemphill (story), Michael Norell (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Cecil 'Stud' Cantrell (as William L. Petersen)
Virginia Madsen ... Dixie Lee Boxx
Dermot Mulroney ... Jamie Weeks
Larry Riley ... Joe Louis Brown
Katy Boyer ... Esther Wrenn
Henry Gibson ... Hale Buchman
Teller ... Hale Buchman, Jr.
Robert Easton ... Cletis Ramey
Panchito Gómez Panchito Gómez ... Paco Izquierdo
David Langston Smyrl David Langston Smyrl ... Monroe Wright
Guich Koock Guich Koock ... Bump Klein
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Peaches Cluff
Will Zahrn ... Knucksie Chappell
Edward Blatchford Edward Blatchford ... Whiz Whsonant
Joel Murray ... Bart Polanski
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Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud' Cantrell, as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stogies See more »

Filming Locations:

Ybor City, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Teller, who famously never speaks in his "Penn and Teller" performances, has a speaking role in this film. He was cast because of his resemblance to Henry Gibson (they play father and son in the film). See more »

Goofs

Joe Louis Brown clearly steps in front of home plate to hit his Home Run when he is being intentionally walked. It is against the rules to do so. See more »

Quotes

Dixie Lee Boxx: [walking out on Stud] Dumbass! You really think the St Louis Cardinals want *you*?
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Soundtracks

Bigelow 6-200
Performed by Brenda Lee
Written by Don Woody and Paul Simmons
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The best baseball movie ever made.
10 February 1999 | by riggs-7See all my reviews

A great American film about minor league baseball. The film deals with all the possible paths that a baseball player in the minors has to deal with, from success to failure. There are many stories because more than one player is covered in the film. This film will stay with you.


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