BASEketball

BASEketball

"Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down!"
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.5  (56,788)
  • 38

This is what can happen when two men get so bored that they don't know what to do with themselves: they invent a new game. That is what BASEketball is all about. The movie begins on a boring day and competition between friends, but it becomes a national pastime with all the drama, sports excitement, and humor that one movie can provide. Trey Parker and Matt Stone play Coop and Remer, two life long friends who create the game of BASEketball-a hybrid game mixing basketball and baseball--while playing around on their driveway. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there is not much to do on a summer's day except to sit back and drink some of Milwaukee's finest beers. The two friends who begin to play around with a basketball, come up with their new hobby that gets the attention of a billionaire who decides to promote the game locally and then nationally. The game, and a subsequent league--the National Baseketball League--takes off and so do the antics, the hilarity, and the sour grapes. Much like most comedy friendship movie, this one does not disappoint. The friends bring in other unlikely athletes who would otherwise be unable to perform in a sport because their physiques are not particularly impressive. The point of the game is that anyone can play it--that it is not dedicated to the most physical individuals. Of course, there are break-ups between best friends when one becomes too engrossed in the fame and fortune, and there is a competing team that is aggressively determined to beat them at their own sport. The rules are simple. Anyone can play, everyone gets the same in their paycheck, and no teams are allowed to move cities. A rival team wants to change these rules to make the game more profitable and the boys in Milwaukee are the only thing standing in the way of their greed. A world of fun, this movie does hold an R rating because of the strong language and crude adult humor.

BASEketball
Baseketball
Baseketball

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This is what can happen when two men get so bored that they don't know what to do with themselves: they invent a new game. That is what BASEketball is all about. The movie begins on a boring day and competition between friends, but it becomes a national pastime with all the drama, sports excitement, and humor that one movie can provide. Trey Parker and Matt Stone play Coop and Remer, two life long friends who create the game of BASEketball-a hybrid game mixing basketball and baseball--while playing around on their driveway.

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there is not much to do on a summer's day except to sit back and drink some of Milwaukee's finest beers. The two friends who begin to play around with a basketball, come up with their new hobby that gets the attention of a billionaire who decides to promote the game locally and then nationally. The game, and a subsequent league--the National Baseketball League--takes off and so do the antics, the hilarity, and the sour grapes.

Much like most comedy friendship movie, this one does not disappoint. The friends bring in other unlikely athletes who would otherwise be unable to perform in a sport because their physiques are not particularly impressive. The point of the game is that anyone can play it--that it is not dedicated to the most physical individuals.

Of course, there are break-ups between best friends when one becomes too engrossed in the fame and fortune, and there is a competing team that is aggressively determined to beat them at their own sport. The rules are simple. Anyone can play, everyone gets the same in their paycheck, and no teams are allowed to move cities. A rival team wants to change these rules to make the game more profitable and the boys in Milwaukee are the only thing standing in the way of their greed.

A world of fun, this movie does hold an R rating because of the strong language and crude adult humor.

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.

BASEketball is available to watch free on Peacock. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent BASEketball for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1998
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 43 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (56,788)
  • Metascore
    38