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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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Trivia

During the hospital scene where Coop and Remer are "attempting" to bring little Joey back to life, Coop requests heart paddles, calling them "the little things George Clooney uses." This is a reference to when Clooney was on E.R. (1994). Clooney would later cameo as Dr. Gouache in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) and as Sparky the dog in the South Park television series. See more »

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When Squeak first moves into the house, the windows from the inside are side-by-side windows but the center framework is much thicker from the outside than it is on the inside. See more »

Quotes

Douglas "Swish" Reemer: Oh, I'll come, I love hospitals.
Joseph R. Cooper: No you don't, you like Taco Bell!
Douglas "Swish" Reemer: No, one time I was at this hospital, in france, and I met this great chick.
Joseph R. Cooper: Dude, that was a hostel.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits have finished there is a scene where the Bob Costas and Al Michaels have a conversation consisting only of "dude", a la the make up scene between Parker and Stone. This ends with Al Michaels turning to the screen and pulling down a screen before what one would expect to be a kiss like Parker and Stone earlier in the film... See more »

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References South Park (1997) See more »

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Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)
Written by Scatman John (as John Larkin) and Antonio Catania
Performed by Scatman John
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH
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just funny
10 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is just funny. mindless, but funny. to enjoy this movie completely you can't have a perception of how a film like this goes and just enjoy all the side jokes and puns which are involved with the film. I still find the bit at the start funny when he says "want a beer........cock". funny stuff. but what makes the film decent is the fact that it doesn't try to hard to create a serious spin on the film, too many comedies try to have serious aspects which you just don't believe. But this is different and just focuses on being funny. I must say though, Yasmin bleeth is terrible in the film and adds nothing but the 3 main guys, coop, remer and squeak are very funny to watch and make the film great to watch


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