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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 17 April 1998 (USA)
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Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »

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John Warren

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David S. Ward (characters), John Warren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Gus Cantrell
Corbin Bernsen ... Roger Dorn
Dennis Haysbert ... Pedro Cerrano
Takaaki Ishibashi ... Taka Tanaka
Jensen Daggett ... Maggie Reynolds
Eric Bruskotter ... Rube Baker
Walton Goggins ... Billy 'Downtown' Anderson
Ted McGinley ... Leonard Huff
Kenny Johnson ... Lance Pere (as Kenneth Johnson)
Judson Mills ... Hog Ellis
Lobo Sebastian ... Carlos Liston
Thom Barry ... Frank 'Pops' Morgan
Peter Mackenzie ... Carlton 'Doc' Windgate
Tim DiFilippo Tim DiFilippo ... Juan Lopez #1
Tom DiFilippo Tom DiFilippo ... Juan Lopez #1
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Storyline

Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the Twins' AAA team. Cantrell accepts but regrets it almost immediately. The Buzz is a dysfunctional no-hoper team, with an odd assortment of characters. However, Cantrell quickly sets about forging them into a winning team. Written by grantss

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They're Just Nine Players Short of a Dream Team

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Major League 3: Back to the Minors See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,087,011, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$3,551,208
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Trivia

Gus Cantrell (Scott Bakula) asks Rube Baker (Eric Bruskotter), "Weren't you in the San Diego Padres' organization?" In "The Fan (1996)," Bruskotter plays the Padres' catcher. See more »

Goofs

When "Downtown" Anderson leaves Gus' office after being benched for 3 games, you can see the wall flex when he slams the door on his way out. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Reynolds: One minute, you're talking about the new, improved, responsible, Gus Cantrell. The next, you are rolling across a bar room floor, kicking, punching, and biting.
Gus Cantrell: I didn't bite him. Besides, it wasn't my fault.
Maggie Reynolds: How was it not your fault?
Gus Cantrell: He asked he to hit him.
Maggie Reynolds: That's funny. I don't remember hearing him request a punch in the nose.
Gus Cantrell: It's like a secret guy language. When someone pokes you with their finger more than once, they are saying, "Come on and hit me."
Maggie Reynolds: A secret guy language. Now, I know ...
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References Little Big League (1994) See more »

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Not the majors
23 August 1999 | by sisco-2See all my reviews

This film did nothing to help carry on the success that Major League's I & II started. As a matter of fact they didn't mention the Cleveland Indians once during the whole film. What happened to the "Comeback Kids"? Did they finally win the World Series or did they just give up? I understand that the story was about a minor league team but come on. What was their motive for winning? I hope it wasn't to see if they could beat the Minnesota Twins ( the way those guys are playing now anybody can beat them ). After they finished their season in first place did they go on to the championship or did they just go to Disneyland like everyone else? The only highlights of the film was seeing Pedro Cerano and Tanaka return to baseball ( although it was a bit cheesy learning how they quit the majors only to return to the minor league later on ). Bob Uecker was great as always (did he get fired as the Indians head announcer?). I hope that if a fourth one is on the horizon that it is not a repeat of this awful season.


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