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BASEketball (1998)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 31 July 1998 (USA)
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Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Cooper
... Doug Remer
... Squeak Scolari
... Jenna Reed
... Yvette Denslow
... Ted Denslow
... Baxter Cain
... Joey Thomas
... Bob Costas
Al Michaels ... Al Michaels
... Robert Stack - Unsolved Mysteries Host
... Reggie Jackson
... Dan Patrick
Kenny Mayne ... Kenny Mayne
Tim McCarver ... Tim McCarver
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Storyline

Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Coop & Remer's team, the Milwaukee Beers is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of the Dallas Felons wants to institute. Written by Kelvin Cabrera-Castellar <kelvinc@concentric.net>

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Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated R for strong language and crude sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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31 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,086,105, 2 August 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,940,185, 30 August 1998
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In the final game, when trying to "psych-out" a fat Dallas player by commenting on his weight, Trey Parker's character Joe Cooper begins to speak in a high pitch, "whiny" voice reminiscent of Eric Cartman, another character from South Park (1997). See more »

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In the scene where they show Reimer and Coop naked, they show there bare butts, but when Reimer pulls Squeek out of his "bed", Reimer magically has boxers on. See more »

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Singer: [singing] And those warts on your dick aren't gonna go away, unless you use topical cream everyday.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, "A David Zucker Game" is used instead of the traditional "A David Zucker Film." See more »

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Spoofed in South Park: Stanley's Cup (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Jump In the Line
Written by Ralph de Leon, Raymond Bell, Gabriel Oller and Steve Samuel
Performed by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Courtesy of Mojo Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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What's the Big Deal?
3 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I've heard so many critics and average joes ripping into this flick like it was the first sign hailing the antichrist. The movie is simple, yes, but damn funny. Maybe I'm just not caught up in my own pretense to enjoy a simple movie. Yes, there are times when I crave something more sophisticated, but this movie still has my friends and I rolling in the aisles. Give it a chance and you just might like it. 7/10


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