Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in ’89, cable, video, DVD, 16 Sep 2000 and 31 Oct 2016)
Brief Synopsis –A new baseball team owner hires the worst team possible in order to have an extremely poor season so she can relocate the team to Florida.
My Take on it – Being a fan of baseball, this movie has always had a soft spot in my heart because it is so much fun to watch and it works extremely well.
The cast is superb and each and every character is unique and perfect in their own way.
Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen have great chemistry together which proves that it doesn’t matter if they play friends (like here) or enemies (like in Platoon (1986)], they have a way of clicking so well together.
This film has so many classic baseball scenes and even has a bit of a romance thrown in that all seem to work well.
Bob Uecker is superb as the color commentator Harry Doyle and will always be remembered by me for this role.
The music is great. Really love the song “Most of All You” sung by Bill Medley and “Burn On” by Randy Newman.
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Bottom Line – Such a fun movie about baseball that works so well. Great cast helps make this even better than one would think. Berenger and Sheen are just as good as friends as they were as enemies in Platoon (1986). Has so many classic baseball scenes that it’s always lots and lots of fun watching this film. Uecker is amazing as the sports announcer and is so entertaining. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When director David S. Ward asked Bob Uecker to play Harry Doyle in the film, Ward had chosen Uecker because of his acting work in Miller Lite ads and on the sitcom Mr. Belvedere (1985). It wasn’t until Ward met Uecker did he learn that Uecker had been the radio broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers for almost 20 years at that point. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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