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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

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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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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,551,208, 17 May 1998
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Trivia

The "South Carolina Buzz" were actually the Salt Lake Buzz - which was the Pacific Coast League farm team of the Minnesota Twins. Formerly the Portland Beavers, the franchise moved to Utah in 1994 and had 7 straight winning seasons. In 2001, the team became part of the Anaheim Angels organization under the name Salt Lake Stingers. Both team were named in honor of the Salt Lake Bees, who originally played in SLC on and off from 1915 to 1970. Since 2006, the team is once again called the Salt Lake Bees. See more »

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Under Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with its players union, no Twins player could be forced to participate in a mid-season exhibition game against a non-Major League team. See more »

Quotes

Doc: Skip, I talked to Rube, and I've discovered that Rube's entire throwing problem comes from a rather abrasive Little League Coach.
Gus Cantrell: Rube can't throw for shit because of some jerk-off Little League coach?
Doc: In layman's terms, yes.
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Major League: Back to the Minors
27 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Silly film about a minor league owner and manager who prepare their team of underdogs for a confrontation with formidable opponents. Awful performances and a weak story tarnish the image of the original 1989 comedy. Uecker tries hard for the laughs, but even he's run out of steam.


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