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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 »

Genres:

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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Details

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

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Scott Baio auditioned for the role of Maz. After casting Ralph Macchio, Baio was considered for another role but the producers felt it would be "too much" to have two icons of the 1980's in the film. See more »

Goofs

Linda claims to work at the A&P Supermarket in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. There is no A&P in Lyndhurst. See more »

Quotes

Maz: Alright, Dirt. Just throw it in there, baby. Come on!
Artie DeVanzo: [punches glove] Whatta you say now Dirt, you character.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Barfly (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Of Wild Strawberries
Written by Robert Pollard
Performed by Guided By Voices (as Guided by Voices)
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Enjoyable ,down-to-earth movie
15 September 2006 | by rkushnerSee all my reviews

This movie did a great job of bringing real life people we all know in a funny well written movie. Artie Lange did a great job portraying a character a lot like himself. He has a natural acting ability and created a warm, caring loser. The humor was crude but hysterical. The actors were all perfectly cast and enjoyable to watch. It was nice to see a low budgeted movie so well filmed and edited. I intend to go see the movie again to hear some of the jokes missed by the audience laughter. I hope to see Artie Lange do some more writing, the script was honest and believable. It obviously was a labor of love. Although there was plenty of cursing and sex-play, it added to the theme of the movie. I hope this film launches Artie to more starring roles. Hollywood needs more "honest" film-making


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