Major League (1989)
When the owner of baseball’s Cleveland Indians dies, his young ex-stripper of a wife Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) is in charge. She hates it so much in Cleveland that she wants to move the team to Miami but the only way to do that is to finish dead last! Her plan is to field the worst team ever seem with no names and players who are past their primes but the plan backfires when the chemistry of the team gels and the Indians begin to win.
With a great cast that includes Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Rene Russo, Corbin Bernsen, James Gammon, and Dennis Haysbert, Major League is one hilariously fun sports movie that has a great cast of characters and well scripted baseball situations. The team consists of an idol worshiper, a speed demon who wasn’t even invited to camp, a metro sexual priss, an over-the-hill catcher and an ex-con. The background of each of these guys helps make this movie not just about baseball but about the players on the team. Either way you look at it, no scene is without some kind of hilarious quote, skit or situation from sacrificing a chicken before a game to making a cardboard cutout of the owner and ripping the clothing pieces off as they win games. Sitting in the middle of my personal top 100 list, Major League was the first rated R movie I ever saw solely based on language alone. I love this movie every time I see it and you should too, especially sports fans. 2 sequels spurred from this, Major League 2 which has the entire cast return with no F-bombs and Major League 3: Back to the Minors which only has 2 members show up.
10/10 Stars – There isn’t anything about this movie I don’t like, it’s funny, about baseball and has a well scripted ending.
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