Major League

Major League

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Director: David S. Ward

Cast: David S. Ward, Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen

     
 

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Inheriting the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her late husband, covetous ex-showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) wants to move the franchise to Miami, primarily to take advantage of the many personal perks she's been promised by that city. But Cleveland won't yield its lease on the Indians unless the year's attendance falls below 800,000. Figuring that… See more details below

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Inheriting the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her late husband, covetous ex-showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) wants to move the franchise to Miami, primarily to take advantage of the many personal perks she's been promised by that city. But Cleveland won't yield its lease on the Indians unless the year's attendance falls below 800,000. Figuring that chances for this are already good given Cleveland's inability to win a pennant, Phelps tries to make doubly certain that the fans won't turn out by ordering the club manager to put together the worst team possible. The new players include has-been Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), blind-as-a-bat pitcher Ricky Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), self-protective free agent Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), and Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes), who is constitutionally incapable of hitting straight. Surprisingly, this band of misfits begins winning games, so Whitton decides to break their spirit by forcing them to fly from game to game in a World War II prop plane, assigning them a rickety old bus for road games, and divesting them of their precious whirlpool. Still, the team's talent and esprit de corps grows, especially after "Wild Thing" Ricky Vaughn dons a pair of glasses and is able to see where he's lobbing his 100-mile-an-hour pitches. Once the players are told that Phelps plans to dump them all whether they win the pennant or not, the team defiantly adopts an "us against the you-know-what" attitude. In a nailbiting 20-minute climax, the Indians face down their hated Yankee rivals in the pennant playoff game. The film's conclusion ties up several loose plot ends, notably the off-and-on romance between the irresponsible Berenger and his "ex" Lynn Wells (Rene Russo). Though set in Cleveland, Major League was filmed virtually in its entirety in Milwaukee, with the Brewers' play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker giving a terrific performance as the Indians' drink-besotted color commentator. The film represented not only the fictional comeback of the Cleveland Indians, but the actual comeback of producer/director David S. Ward, who'd been in a professional slump for several years. Though containing few surprises, Major League was a box-office smash, inspiring a 1994 sequel, inventively titled Major League II.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929302437
Original Release:
1989
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
13,424

Special Features

Closed-Caption Commentary By Writer/Director David S. Ward And Producer Chris Chesser My Kinda Team A Major League Look At Major League Bob Uecker: Just A bit Outside Alternate Ending With Filmmaker Introduction A Tour Of Cerrano's Locker Photo Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Berenger Jake Taylor
Charlie Sheen Rickie Vaughn
Corbin Bernsen Roger Dorn
Margaret Whitton Rachel Phelps
James Gammon Lou Brown
Rene Russo Lynn Wells
Wesley Snipes Willie Mays Hayes
Charles Cyphers Charlie Donovan
Chelcie Ross Eddie Harris
Dennis Haysbert Pedro Cerrano
Andy Romano Pepper Leach
Bob Uecker Harry Doyle
Wallis Nicita Actor
Steve Yeager Duke Temple
Peter Vuckovich Haywood
Kevin Crowley Vic Bolito
Mary Seibel Thelma
Mike Bacarella Johnny Wynn
Skip Griparis Colorman
Gary Houston Ross Farmer
Ward Ohrman Arthur Holloway
Marge Kotlisky Chaire Holloway
Tony Mockus Brent Bowden
Deborah Wakeham Janice Bowden
Joe Liss Guy in Bar
Gregory Alan Williams Bull Pen Guard
James Deuter Phil Butler
Jack McLaughlin-Gray Jerry Simmons
Ted Noose Lyle Matthews
Harry Doyle Actor

Technical Credits
David S. Ward Director,Screenwriter
Julie Bergman Co-producer
Chris Chesser Co-producer
Astral Bellevue Pathe Color Cinematographer
Dennis M. Hill Editor
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Jeffrey Howard Production Designer
Rick LeFevour Stunts
Tony Lombardo Editor
Edward D. Markley Production Designer
Wallis Nicita Casting
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Rea Set Decoration/Design
John Reinhart Art Director
Mark Rosenberg Executive Producer
Irby Smith Co-producer,Production Designer
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Major League
1. Chapter 1 [:18]
2. Chapter 2 [3:08]
3. Chapter 3 [:14]
4. Chapter 4 [2:51]
5. Chapter 5 [4:08]
6. Chapter 6 [2:00]
7. Chapter 7 [4:30]
8. Chapter 8 [:33]
9. Chapter 9 [7:05]
10. Chapter 10 [:56]
11. Chapter 11 [6:08]
12. Chapter 12 [1:31]
13. Chapter 13 [5:37]
14. Chapter 14 [3:00]
15. Chapter 15 [4:06]
16. Chapter 16 [4:42]
17. Chapter 17 [2:07]
18. Chapter 18 [3:01]
19. Chapter 19 [4:04]
20. Chapter 20 [:43]
21. Chapter 21 [6:17]
22. Chapter 22 [:38]
23. Chapter 23 [6:21]
24. Chapter 24 [:13]
25. Chapter 25 [5:22]
26. Chapter 26 [1:27]
27. Chapter 27 [6:31]
28. Chapter 28 [:30]
29. Chapter 29 [5:50]
30. Chapter 30 [1:09]
31. Chapter 31 [5:38]
32. Chapter 32 [5:29]
33. Chapter 33 [:05]

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