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"Major League" is a popular baseball comedy. It stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, Corbin Bernsen, James Gammon, Rene Russo, Margaret Whitton, Dennis Haysbert and Bob Uecker. After the owner of the Cleveland Indians passes away, his ex-wife inherits the team. She has a plan to move the team to Florida and sets out to field the worse possible team to do so. She hires a washed up coach turned tire salesman, Lou Brown, to guider her team as the manager. Her intentions are to have the Indians be so bad that no one comes to watch the team.

Lou Brown is given a motley crew of players to put onto the field. The group includes an aged catcher with two bad knees, Jake Taylor, an ex-convict relief pitcher, Ricky Vaughn, a pretty boy bonus baby, Roger Dorn, unknown rookie Willie Hayes and voodoo worshipping slugger Pedro Cerano.

The season starts off as expected. Ricky Vaughn can't throw strikes and Pedro Cerano can't hit the curve ball. The team struggles early on and things look bleak. After Jake Taylor returns to Cleveland, he seeks out his ex-fiancé, Lynn Wells. He finds that Lynn has moved on from her relationship and is now engaged to a wealthy lawyer. Ricky has trouble himself, he can't seem to throw strikes. Pedro Cerano clashes with the God fearing pitcher, Eddie Harris.

As the season progresses, Lou begins to realize that Ricky needs glasses to be able to see the strike zone. He gets Ricky a prescription and he is able to start throwing strikes. Jake also continues to romance Lynn and makes a move to win her back. Pedro and Eddie learn to fight for the same goals.

The team begins to win and makes a run for the pennant. Lou Brown discovers the owner's plan and he notifies the team that this will be there one and only shot to win a title. The film ends with a dramatic one game playoff with the hated rival New York Yankees.

"Major League" did very well with critics and in the box office. It spawned several sequels and became a pop culture hit and iconic piece of film history.

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Stars
Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon
Director
David S. Ward
Language
English
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