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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 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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Baseketball  »

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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

The internet slang for stupidity, the expression 'derp' was first used as a line in this film by Matt Stone's character. The term is later used in a number of episodes of South Park (1997)_ by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, that led to the spread and usage of the term. See more »

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When Denslow is telling Coop about plans for a national basketball league, the same guy in the background falls off the roof twice. See more »

Quotes

Joey Thomas: I've always dreamed of big game hunting. How about killing an endangered species? Like a bald eagle or a giant panda!
Jenna Reed: Well Joey I don't think that's really in the true spirit of the foundation.
Joey Thomas: Well then how about poisoning a reservoir? I know! How about throwing flesh-eating fish into a public swimming pool?
Douglas "Swish" Reemer: I don't think you're quite getting the point, dude.
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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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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) See more »

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Lemon Yellow
Written by Roger Gisbourne and Plastiscene
Performed by Plastiscene
Courtesy of Mojo Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Effing brilliant!!!!
10 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Just sickly and twistedly funny as hell. Parker and Stone are OBVIOUSLY demented, and hooking up with Zucker was a brilliant move. I laughed until I cried. I had to stop the tape several times because I was incoherent from laughing so hard. The Robert Stack bit was just sooooooooooo funny, as were pretty much all of the jokes. Now the DVD version on the other hand has some serioous problems, like missing scenes, no extras to speak of and horrible picture quality. Pick it up on VHS instead, no extras, but you get the entire movie.


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