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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 »

Director:

John Warren

Writers:

David S. Ward (characters), John Warren
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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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team | manager | league | pitcher | stadium | See All (32) »

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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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Trivia

This film features Walton Goggins and Kenny Johnson, who would go on to co-star in both The Shield and Sons of Anarchy together. See more »

Goofs

At 37:02 after Dorn gets off of the phone with Gus there is a shot of the seats and in the middle row there is a person wearing a yellow shirt and ten minutes later at 47:01 when the buzz are in the stadium they show fans getting to their seats and they use the same scene as before. Note the person in the yellow shirt in the middle of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Harry Doyle: Yes, sir, I remember Gus Cantrell from the old California AA League. That was before Diet Coke became my beverage of choice. Gus was a pretty fair pitcher, but he'll have to be more than "pretty fair" to bring this bunch close to anything resembling a baseball team.
[turns to color man and places his hand on the mic]
Harry Doyle: They suck.
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Connections

Follows Major League II (1994) See more »

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'Bout Out
Performed by Bob Margolin
Written by Bob Margolin
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Worst of the three
6 April 2020 | by SergiodaveSee all my reviews

A very average movie with a story arc that's used in 98% of sports movies. Scot Bakula is not bad as the ageing Baseball player turned coach, supporting cast are okay. Lovers of Sport and Horror films will put up with far worse movies and enjoy them. Made me smile, and I've seen a lot worse.


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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,087,011, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$3,572,443

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,572,443
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