Major League

Major League

David S Ward (1989)

101min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Of the trio of baseball movies that hit these shores at the end of the 1980s (the others being Bull Durham and Eight Men Out), this amiable but predictable comedy was the slightest. The story revolves around a deadbeat team led by Tom Berenger, who decide to fight back when they discover that their new boss (Margaret Whitton) is determined to see them finish bottom of the league. The misfits include short-sighted pitcher Charlie Sheen and the hopelessly vain Corbin Bernsen (from TV's LA Law), and writer/director David S Ward for the most part allows it to get by on star power alone. The sharp-eyed will spot the pre-stardom Rene Russo and Wesley Snipes, and the film was successful enough to spawn two sequels.

Summary

Incompetent baseball players cannot believe their luck when they are picked to play. However, they are enraged to learn the scheming owner has only hired them because she has a vested interest in ensuring the team loses - prompting them to pull out all the stops in an effort to win the World Series. Comedy, starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Wesley Snipes and Rene Russo.

Cast & Crew

Jake Taylor Tom Berenger
Rickie Vaughn Charlie Sheen
Roger Dorn Corbin Bernsen
Rachel Phelps Margaret Whitton
Lou Brown James Gammon
Lynn Wells Rene Russo
Willie Mays Hayes Wesley Snipes
Charlie Donovan Charles Cyphers
Eddie Harris Chelcie Ross
Director David S Ward
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing.Available on: video
Comedy