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Year:
Duration:
107 min
Genres:
Comedy | Sport
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
David S. Ward
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1989-04-07
Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Earnings
Budget: $11,000,000
Opening Weekend: $8,836,265 (USA) (9 April 1989)
Gross: $49,797,148 (USA) Rentals $21,500,000 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
Major League
Rene Russo
Rene Russo
Major League
Bob Uecker
Bob Uecker
Major League
Charlie Sheen
Ricky Vaughn
Corbin Bernsen
Roger Dorn
Margaret Whitton
Rachel Phelps
James Gammon
Lou Brown
Wesley Snipes
Willie Mays Hayes
Charles Cyphers
Charlie Donovan
Chelcie Ross
Eddie Harris
Dennis Haysbert
Pedro Cerrano
Andy Romano
Pepper Leach
Steve Yeager
Duke Temple
Peter Vuckovich
Haywood
Stacy Carroll
Suzanne Dorn
Richard Pickren
Tom
Kevin Crowley
Vic Bolito
Mary Seibel
Thelma
Bill Leff
Bobby James
Mike Bacarella
Johnny Wynn
Skip Griparis
Colorman
Gary Houston
Ross Farmer
Ward Ohrman
Arthur Holloway
Marge Kotlisky
Chaire Holloway
Tony Mockus Jr.
Brent Bowden
Deborah Wakeham
Janice Bowden
Neil Flynn
Longshoreman
Keith Uchima
Groundskeeper #1
Kurt Uchima
Groundskeeper #2
William M. Sinacore
Coleman
Richard Baird
Hal Charles
Julia Milaris
Arlene
Roger Unice
Rexman
Michael Thoma
Gentry
Patrick Dollymore
French Waiter
Joe Liss
Guy in Bar (as Joseph Liss)
Gregory Alan Williams
Bull Pen Guard
Peter Ruskin
Gateman
Michael Hart
Burton - Yankees Player
James Deuter
Phil Butler
Jack McLaughlin-Gray
Jerry Simmons
Tim Bell
Body Building Assistant
Joe Soto
Security
Ted Noose
Lyle Matthews
Lenny Rubin
Clubhouse Man
Thomas P. Purdoff
Umpire #1
Jeffrey J. Edwards
Umpire #2
Alexandra Villa
Hostess
Michelle Minyon
Working Class Bar Patron
Alex Flores
Spring Training 1
Michael F. Twarog
Spring Training 2 (as Mike Twarog)
Ted White
Spring Training 3
James Barwick
Yankees Player (uncredited)
Byron Browne
Baseball Player (uncredited)
Adam DiSpirito
Yankees' Player (uncredited)
Shea Farrell
Tolbert (uncredited)
Con Geary
New York Yankees Player (uncredited)
F. Gary Gray
Extra (uncredited)
Ron Handeland Jr.
Cleveland Indians Fan (uncredited)
Michael Kuster
Cleveland Indians Player (#20 Larson)
The Lowpriest
Indian's Fan (uncredited)
John Meier
Pearson (Indians Player) (uncredited)
Bradley Weber
Chicago White Sox Catcher (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
In a couple of press box scenes, Harry Doyle is shown with cups bearing the Miller Lite Beer logo. During the 1980's Bob Uecker, who played Doyle, appeared in several commercials for Miller Lite
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For many of the wide crowd scenes of the climatic playoff game, there were over 20,000 extras in the stands. When the team first ran onto the field with the crowd roaring, Dennis Haysbert admitted to being emotionally overwhelmed by the experience. Former Major Leaguer and technical advisor Steve Yeager noticed Haysbert's reaction and said to him, "That's what it's like 162 times a year."
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Roughly presages the 1995 Seattle Mariners situation: with a history of revolving-door, absentee ownership more concerned with the bottom line than championships, and the ever-present threat of relocation (Miami was the usual option until the Marlins were created; in '95 the suitor was Tampa Bay, and the Mariners' departure seemed imminent). However, the 95 Mariners went on an unprecedented run, tying the Angels on the last day of the season, and forcing a one-game playoff. After winning that game, in the 5th and deciding game of the playoffs versus a burgeoning Yankees dynasty, Seattle's ace Randy Johnson, came out of the bullpen (a la Wild Thing) to save the game. The game and series was won in extra innings by Edgar Martinez' iconic double down the left field line.
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Goofs
At the opening game there is nobody in the stadium. A clock in the scoreboard reveals that it is 10:40am, too early for Major League Baseball games.
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In the final "bunt and steal" scene, after the signs have been given by Lou Brown and the base coach, Taylor is knocked down by an up and in fastball by the Duke. Hayes should have been running on the pitch as he would have assumed Taylor was bunting based on the signs. There's no way the signal would have included a "run on the 2nd pitch" instruction as Taylor already had one strike on him. Hayes steals on the next pitch and scores on Taylor's bunt single.
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As Cerrano hits his game tying home run in the playoff game against the Yankees, he is seen running the bases with the bat in his hand, which (then and now) is an eject-able offense in Major League Baseball.
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Quotes
Jake Taylor: [to Rexman] Hell of a situation we got here. Two on, two out, your team down by one in the ninth. You got a chance to be a hero on national television... if you don't blow it. By the way, saw your wife last night, hell of a dancer, you must be very, very proud. I mean that guy she was with, I'm sure he's a close personal friend and all. But tell me, what was he doing wearing her panties on his head.
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Harry Doyle: [before the playoff game] Monty, anything to add?
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Willie Mays Hayes: [waking up to find himself outside with the others already running] Shit! I've been cut already?
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Photos from cast
Tom Berenger Rene Russo Bob Uecker