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"Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down!"
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.5  (65,769)
  • 38

BASEketball, released in 1998, is a sports comedy film starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of the animated series "South Park," and Dian Bachar. The movie was directed by David Zucker, who is also known for his work on "The Naked Gun" and "Airplane!" The film revolves around the game of BASEketball, a combination of baseball and basketball, which was invented by the two main characters, Joe Cooper (Parker) and Doug Remer (Stone).

The plot follows the two friends as they turn their backyard game into a national sensation, complete with teams, rules, and a championship series. However, they soon get caught up in the business side of things, and their friendship is tested as they face off against each other in the big game.

Despite its silly premise, BASEketball is a surprisingly clever satire of American sports culture, poking fun at everything from team owners to sportscasters. The film also features a number of pop culture references and cameos from notable celebrities such as Bob Costas, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Jenny McCarthy.

The chemistry between Parker and Stone, who also serve as co-writers on the film, is evident throughout, and their comedic timing is spot-on. Bachar also shines in his supporting role as Squeak, the bumbling sidekick to Cooper and Remer.

The movie's soundtrack, which features a mix of classic rock and '90s alternative, adds to the overall fun and energy of the film. The highlight of the soundtrack is the theme song, "Psycho Circus" by Kiss, which serves as the perfect anthem for the championship game.

In terms of cinematography, BASEketball offers a mix of traditional sports movie shots, such as slow-motion replays and close-ups of players' faces, as well as more creative and humorous shots, such as a POV shot from inside a player's mouth as he drinks Gatorade.

Overall, BASEketball is a highly entertaining and irreverent comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a must-watch for fans of Parker and Stone's work, as well as anyone looking for a good laugh.

In conclusion, BASEketball is a hilarious sports comedy film that satirizes American sports culture while delivering plenty of laughs. With its clever writing, strong performances, and memorable soundtrack, the movie remains a cult classic to this day.

BASEketball is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 38.

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    6.5  (65,769)
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