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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,940,185, 30 August 1998
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the scene in the hospital, these lines are all improvised by Parker and Stone. Remer: "I'm giving her all I've got, Captain." Coop: "I love you, I always have." See more »

Goofs

When Squeak is first psyched out, when he is still working for the gas company, right before he releases the ball we hear him say, "huh?" even though his mouth never moves. See more »

Quotes

Joseph R. Cooper: Hey, Grumsky, you losin' weight?
[in Cartman's voice]
Joseph R. Cooper: Hey, you guys, seriously, I'm fuckin' fat. Seriously, you guys, I'm fuckin' fat as fuck.
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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

Referenced in South Park: The Passion of the Jew (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Glamour Is A Rocky Road
Written by Marston Daley and Frank Nardiello
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Effing brilliant!!!!
10 February 2004 | by duntruneSee 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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