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Beer League (2006)

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An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

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Frank Sebastiano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Artie Lange ... Artie DeVanzo
Ralph Macchio ... Maz
Anthony DeSando ... Dennis Mangenelli
Cara Buono ... Linda Salvo
Jimmy Palumbo ... Johnny Trinno
Joe Lo Truglio ... Dave
Jerry Minor ... Tim
Seymour Cassel ... Dirt
Michael Deeg Michael Deeg ... Alfonse
Laurie Metcalf ... Artie's Mom
Elizabeth Regen ... Gina
Maddie Corman ... Marilyn
Frank Pellegrino ... Gina's Dad
Daniel Tay ... Max
Keren Gilbert ... Vicki Galliotta
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Storyline

Beer, broads and baseball: a group of misfits whose weekly softball games seem to have a lot more to do with getting into fights for macho dominance than hitting home runs. Artie is an unemployed and unmotivated drunk that is predictably still living with his mother. He is on a losing softball team, and he and his teammates are facing the end of softball as they know it if they can't pull it together. When love enters his life, it unexpectedly alters Artie's low self-esteem, and the odds for winning, not only the league trophy, but a new life, are certainly looking up. He and his teammates will have to go for the win. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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No Gut, No Glory See more »

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Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop language including strong sexual references, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artie Lange's Beer League See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$302,908, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$472,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$472,185
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

The film was screened at the 8th Annual CineVegas Film Festival in Las Vegas in June of 2006 in which advanced tickets for the film were sold out that it required a second screening that took place June 16th, 2006 in Las Vegas. The film received a very strong response thanks to the film's trailer that sold the films' racy humor. See more »

Goofs

During the first game scene, Dirt's uniform changes from a t-shirt to a pro style button down, then back to a shirt. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Mangenelli: Hey, DaVanzo
Artie DeVanzo: If you're gonna ask if you can suck my left nut, the answer's maybe.
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Crazy Credits

Deleted scenes and outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Howard Stern on Demand: Beer League Special (2006) See more »

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What you expect and no more
15 September 2006 | by neil_fraserSee all my reviews

If I were to say the movie was just OK than you would probably tell me that this is boring review and I don't blame you. But I have to say, seriously though, it was just OK. Not going to be on Roeper's 2006 picks, but good enough for a Sunday afternoon on Showtime. If you go see it, I would recommend this to put you in the right spirit; alcohol and a packed theatre. The movie is funny but not clever. You definitely need a little something to wash it down with. There's a lot of bad herpes jokes, guys calling each other fags, and a painfully bad callback involving a guy vomiting. The jokes are abundant though and for every miss there's a solid hit or two.

My major complaint with the movie is the sense that it was missing something or parts where I felt there was missed opportunity. Every scene seemed to play like the next and I think it would have been cool to see something that was set apart and memorable. For example a fantasy/dream/passout sequence with Artie in a major league game with bikini chicks handing him beers at the plate and one of the Yankee's pitching to him, but it's a softball. I don't know, something like that. If not that, they could of had a really good crazy prank scene somewhere in the half way through to take you away from the main plot for 5 minutes. Along the lines of the horse in the deans office in Animal House, or the police car in American Graffiti. Just something to contrast with Italians tossing around softballs and drinking in a bar.

As for Artie, he was great for the role of "Artie" and after 20 minutes you easy got lost in the character, forgetting the Stern show aspect. Forgetting of course they named the character Artie, gave him a girlfriend who he can't commit to, had him drink too much, smoke too much, and have issues with his father's death. Nice Stretch. Why not give him a Sirius t-shirt?


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