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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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David Zucker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trey Parker ... Joe Cooper
Matt Stone ... Doug Remer
Dian Bachar ... Squeak Scolari
Yasmine Bleeth ... Jenna Reed
Jenny McCarthy ... Yvette Denslow
Ernest Borgnine ... Ted Denslow
Robert Vaughn ... Baxter Cain
Trevor Einhorn ... Joey Thomas
Bob Costas ... Bob Costas
Al Michaels Al Michaels ... Al Michaels
Robert Stack ... Robert Stack - Unsolved Mysteries Host
Reggie Jackson ... Reggie Jackson
Dan Patrick ... Dan Patrick
Kenny Mayne Kenny Mayne ... Kenny Mayne
Tim McCarver 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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From the director of the "Naked Gun" and starring the creators of "South Park" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baseketball See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,086,105, 2 August 1998

Gross USA:

$7,027,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,027,290
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Farley turned down the role of Joe Cooper. The script was subsequently offered to Trey Parker and Matt Stone who rewrote it to reflect their sensibilities better. See more »

Goofs

When Jenna is telling Coop and Remer that her funding has been cut, The LA Riots team are throwing Squeak around in the background. In the last shot, the wire connected to Squeak is visible. See more »

Quotes

Douglas "Swish" Reemer: He's flat-lining!
Joseph R. Cooper: Quick, where are those little heart paddles? The ones George Clooney uses!
Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: No! Not those!
Joseph R. Cooper: Clear!
Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: Clear!
Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: [takes Joey's pulse]
Kenny "Squeak" Scolari: No pulse!
Joseph R. Cooper: Turn up the power! 10,000 volts!
Douglas "Swish" Reemer: 10,000 volts!
Joseph R. Cooper: Clear!
[...]
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The VHS release features outtakes over the end credits; which are not on the DVD release. See more »

Connections

References The Natural (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Hate Me
Written by Parry Gripp
Performed by Nerf Herder
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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What's the Big Deal?
3 August 2003 | by lost4wurdsSee 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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