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BASEketball (1998)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 31 July 1998 (USA)
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Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

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David Zucker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trey Parker ... Joe Cooper
Matt Stone ... Doug Remer
Dian Bachar ... Squeak Scolari
Yasmine Bleeth ... Jenna Reed
Jenny McCarthy ... Yvette Denslow
Ernest Borgnine ... Ted Denslow
Robert Vaughn ... Baxter Cain
Trevor Einhorn ... Joey Thomas
Bob Costas ... Bob Costas
Al Michaels Al Michaels ... Al Michaels
Robert Stack ... Robert Stack - Unsolved Mysteries Host
Reggie Jackson ... Reggie Jackson
Dan Patrick ... Dan Patrick
Kenny Mayne Kenny Mayne ... Kenny Mayne
Tim McCarver Tim McCarver ... Tim McCarver
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Storyline

Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Coop & Remer's team, the Milwaukee Beers is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of the Dallas Felons wants to institute. Written by Kelvin Cabrera-Castellar <kelvinc@concentric.net>

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From the director of the "Naked Gun" and starring the creators of "South Park" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and crude sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baseketball See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,086,105, 2 August 1998

Gross USA:

$7,027,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,027,290
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Joey asks Coop to hit a home run for him on the night of his liver operation is inspired by a real life event in which Babe Ruth visited a sick child in the hospital and promised to hit two home runs for him. See more »

Goofs

Coop sings "And I should've been gone" to which Remer replies "I thought we said no more Journey Pysch-Outs." This line isn't actually from a Journey song, but "Oh Sherrie" from Steve Perry's solo album Street Talk. See more »

Quotes

Ted Denslow: Now your kids with your loud music, and your Dan Fogleberg, your Zima, hula hoops and pac-man video games, don't you see? People today have attention spans that can only be measured in nanoseconds!
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Crazy Credits

After the opening Universal logo has finished animating, the opening credits appear over the globe. When the title is seen, the globe transforms into a ball used for the sport in the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The VHS release features outtakes over the end credits; which are not on the DVD release. See more »

Connections

References Brain Donors (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Unsolved Mysteries Theme Music
Written by Gary Remal Malkin and Michael Boyd
Performed by Gary Remal Malkin and Michael Boyd
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Effing brilliant!!!!
10 February 2004 | by duntruneSee all my reviews

Just sickly and twistedly funny as hell. Parker and Stone are OBVIOUSLY demented, and hooking up with Zucker was a brilliant move. I laughed until I cried. I had to stop the tape several times because I was incoherent from laughing so hard. The Robert Stack bit was just sooooooooooo funny, as were pretty much all of the jokes. Now the DVD version on the other hand has some serioous problems, like missing scenes, no extras to speak of and horrible picture quality. Pick it up on VHS instead, no extras, but you get the entire movie.


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