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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 17 April 1998 (USA)
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Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »

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John Warren

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David S. Ward (characters), John Warren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Gus Cantrell
Corbin Bernsen ... Roger Dorn
Dennis Haysbert ... Pedro Cerrano
Takaaki Ishibashi ... Taka Tanaka
Jensen Daggett ... Maggie Reynolds
Eric Bruskotter ... Rube Baker
Walton Goggins ... Billy 'Downtown' Anderson
Ted McGinley ... Leonard Huff
Kenny Johnson ... Lance Pere (as Kenneth Johnson)
Judson Mills ... Hog Ellis
Lobo Sebastian ... Carlos Liston
Thom Barry ... Frank 'Pops' Morgan
Peter Mackenzie ... Carlton 'Doc' Windgate
Tim DiFilippo Tim DiFilippo ... Juan Lopez #1
Tom DiFilippo Tom DiFilippo ... Juan Lopez #1
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Storyline

Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the Twins' AAA team. Cantrell accepts but regrets it almost immediately. The Buzz is a dysfunctional no-hoper team, with an odd assortment of characters. However, Cantrell quickly sets about forging them into a winning team. Written by grantss

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They're Just Nine Players Short of a Dream Team

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Major League 3: Back to the Minors See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,087,011, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$3,572,443

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,572,443
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Trivia

While Minnesota Twins manager Leonard Huff is obviously arrogant and vain, there is subtle sign of his vanity that people may not catch: He never wears a baseball cap while in uniform. The likely reason would be that it would mess up his hair. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the scene when Gus and Maggie are watching Downtown, Maggie is on Gus' right side, but the next time we see them, Maggie is on Gus' left side. See more »

Quotes

Harry Doyle: It's been a while.
Gus Cantrell: Yeah, well one thing never changes.
Harry Doyle: What's that?
Gus Cantrell: Butterflies.
Harry Doyle: Oh. What a decade to quit drinking.
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Follows Major League II (1994) See more »

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surprisingly funny
4 October 2001 | by MichaelM24See all my reviews

I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Sure, the original is the best and the second had it's fair share of moments. But I found this one to pretty entertaining and my favorite of the three. It has a lot of humor and (unlike most comedies of the 90s) doesn't result to insulting the audience's intelligence. It's a movie that wants nothing more than to make you laugh, and it does a great job at that. Scott Bakula (as always) is good, and Ted McGinley is appropriately weasley as the coach of the opposing team. I won't give it away, but the scene involving McGinely, a baseball, and the wall of the dugout is one of the funniest gags in the entire movie that had me laughing long after the scene had ended. Bob Ueker (who was hysterical in MAJOR LEAGUE and MAJOR LEAGUE II) gets a little stale this time around, but still gets in some funny moments. If only the lovely Jensen Daggett had been given a bit more to do. But the film is funny and worth a look if you're in the mood for a fun movie the whole family can enjoy.


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