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

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Frank Sebastiano
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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 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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His team has the biggest balls in the league. 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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Trivia

Ione Skye auditioned for the role of Linda. See more »

Goofs

Linda claims to work at the A&P Supermarket in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. There is no A&P in Lyndhurst. See more »

Quotes

Linda Salvo: Be honest with me, Artie. The only reason you like me is because I fuck you.
Artie DeVanzo: Not at all... I mean it's awesome.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Falco: Rock Me Amadeus (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul Shine
Written by Warren Haynes
Performed by Gov't Mule
Courtesy of ATO Records, LLC
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Exactly what you would expect from Artie.
29 March 2019 | by 13FunbagsSee all my reviews

Artie is a terrible actor but this is definitely his best acting ever. Probably because it's basically just a documentary. It's what his life would be if he hadn't gotten into show business. There's some great editing mistakes in the diner scene. A french fry appears on the window sill then disappears and reappears. The the girl throws them. Good stuff.


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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:

$302,908, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$472,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$472,185
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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