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Major League (1989)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 1989 (USA)
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The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.

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David S. Ward (as David Ward)

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David S. Ward (as David Ward)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Jake Taylor
Charlie Sheen ... Ricky Vaughn
Corbin Bernsen ... Roger Dorn
Margaret Whitton ... Rachel Phelps
James Gammon ... Lou Brown
Rene Russo ... Lynn Wells
Wesley Snipes ... Willie Mays Hayes
Charles Cyphers ... Charlie Donovan
Chelcie Ross ... Eddie Harris
Dennis Haysbert ... Pedro Cerrano
Andy Romano ... Pepper Leach
Bob Uecker ... Harry Doyle
Steve Yeager Steve Yeager ... Duke Temple
Peter Vuckovich Peter Vuckovich ... Haywood
Stacy Carroll Stacy Carroll ... Suzanne Dorn
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Storyline

Rachel Phelps is the new owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. However, her plans for the team are rather nefarious. She wants to move the team to Miami for the warmer climate and a new stadium. To justify the move, the team has to lose, and lose badly. So she assembles the worst possible team she can. Among these are a past-his-prime catcher with bad knees, a shrewd but past-his-prime pitcher, a young tearaway pitcher (and felon) with a 100 mph fastball but absolutely no control, a third baseman who is too wealthy and precious to dive, a voodoo-loving slugger who can't hit a curve ball and an energetic-but-naive lead off hitter and base-stealer who can't keep the ball on the ground. Against the odds, and after the inevitable initial failures, they iron out some of their faults and start to win, much to Ms Phelps' consternation. Written by grantss

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A comedy with bats and balls. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Japanese

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Major League See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,836,265, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,797,148
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the filming was done during the summer of 1988, which was one of the hottest summers on record in Milwaukee. This is easily apparent in the final playoff game, where most of the players are wearing long sleeves and jackets to indicate a cool fall night, whereas almost all the fans in the stands are wearing short sleeve shirts and shorts. See more »

Goofs

When Jake first follows Lynn to her fiancé's apartment, he is able to just walk in, and go right in without needing a key, or be allowed in. Considering that it's most likely a high class building, Jake would have to break in. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rachel Phelps: Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
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Alternate Versions

In the spring training scene in which Dorn challenges his prescribed calisthenics, an edited-for-television version of the film has Lou Brown blowing his nose in Dorn's contract rather than urinating on it. See more »


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Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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Classic Movie!
7 November 2003 | by natefrog2See all my reviews

This is easily my favorite movie of all-time. Being a sports fan who loves comedies, you can't beat this flick. This is one movie that I can watch over and over without getting sick of it. Definitely hilarious, the one-liners are great. The cast is solid as well. Wesley Snipes, Tom Berenger, Dennis Haysbert, Corbin Bernsen, Charlie Sheen and Bob Uecker are excellent in their roles. I love how the film holds nothing back as well, unlike the sequel where the language and what not was toned down.

Is Major League predictable? I guess...but it is still a great movie. Its a ***** movie in my opinion, plus it was filmed at the late MCS (Milwaukee County Stadium) so that makes it even better!


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