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Beer League (2006)

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An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

Director:

Frank Sebastiano
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Artie Lange ... Artie DeVanzo
Ralph Macchio ... Maz
Anthony DeSando ... Dennis Mangenelli
Cara Buono ... Linda Salvo
Jimmy Palumbo ... Johnny Trinno
Joe Lo Truglio ... Dave
Jerry Minor ... Tim
Seymour Cassel ... Dirt
Michael Deeg Michael Deeg ... Alfonse
Laurie Metcalf ... Artie's Mom
Elizabeth Regen ... Gina
Maddie Corman ... Marilyn
Frank Pellegrino ... Gina's Dad
Daniel Tay ... Max
Keren Gilbert ... Vicki Galliotta
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Storyline

Beer, broads and baseball: a group of misfits whose weekly softball games seem to have a lot more to do with getting into fights for macho dominance than hitting home runs. Artie is an unemployed and unmotivated drunk that is predictably still living with his mother. He is on a losing softball team, and he and his teammates are facing the end of softball as they know it if they can't pull it together. When love enters his life, it unexpectedly alters Artie's low self-esteem, and the odds for winning, not only the league trophy, but a new life, are certainly looking up. He and his teammates will have to go for the win. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Taglines:

Step Up. Shape Up. Sober Up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop language including strong sexual references, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artie Lange's Beer League See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$275,606, 17 September 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$475,000, 24 September 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Each member of Ed's Bar Swill softball team uniform number reflects a New York Yankees player- Artie DeVanzo #2 Derek Jeter, Maz #5 Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Trinno #44 Reggie Jackson, Dirt #16 Whitey Ford, Alfonse #15 Thurman Munson, Dave #3 Babe Ruth, Tim #42 Mariano Rivera. See more »

Goofs

During the breakup scene in the diner, Linda throws the VHS tape and it falls onto the booth bench across from Artie yet a moment later, when she starts walking out the door, the tape is back on the table. See more »

Quotes

Artie DeVanzo: Come on let's get this guy! Let's get this punk! He's nothin'! He's a loser! He's an asshole! A cock sucker! He's a total piece a shit!
Dennis Mangenelli: You shut up fatso!
Artie DeVanzo: Hey, watch the name-calling!
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Crazy Credits

Deleted scenes and outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Remake of Gameday (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Funk #49
Written by Joe Walsh, Dale Peters and Jim Fox
Performed by James Gang (as The James Gang)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Movie
15 September 2006 | by emr1005See all my reviews

It's no Gone with the Wind, but I seriously hardly stopped laughing the entire movie!!! Artie is hilarious, and even the Karate Kid turns in an amusing performance. The best comedy I've seen this year. More genuinely funny moments than Talledaga Nights and Click combined!!! The old dude Seymore Cassel steals nearly every scene he's in and is hilarious. Artie really kills playing a character very similar to himself. No need to be a Stern fan to see this movie. Artie steps out of the shadow of the big guy with an incredibly funny and sincere performance. If you want to laugh you butt off this is the movie to see!!!


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