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BASEketball (1998)

R | | Comedy, Sport | 31 July 1998 (USA)
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Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

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David Zucker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trey Parker ... Joe Cooper
Matt Stone ... Doug Remer
Dian Bachar ... Squeak Scolari
Yasmine Bleeth ... Jenna Reed
Jenny McCarthy ... Yvette Denslow
Ernest Borgnine ... Ted Denslow
Robert Vaughn ... Baxter Cain
Trevor Einhorn ... Joey Thomas
Bob Costas ... Bob Costas
Al Michaels Al Michaels ... Al Michaels
Robert Stack ... Robert Stack - Unsolved Mysteries Host
Reggie Jackson ... Reggie Jackson
Dan Patrick ... Dan Patrick
Kenny Mayne Kenny Mayne ... Kenny Mayne
Tim McCarver Tim McCarver ... Tim McCarver
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Storyline

Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer, invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Coop & Remer's team, the Milwaukee Beers is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of the Dallas Felons wants to institute. Written by Kelvin Cabrera-Castellar <kelvinc@concentric.net>

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Taglines:

Two guys invented a game... and turned the sports world upside down! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and crude sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baseketball See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,086,105, 2 August 1998

Gross USA:

$7,027,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,027,290
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guest starred in "Airplane!" as well as had a cameo roll in "BASEketball" ... Both movies produced by David Zucker. See more »

Goofs

When Coop is driving his red VW Beetle after he has the falling out with Remer, you can see the car's front license plate in several shots. When he makes the u-turn to go to the airport, the front license plate is gone. See more »

Quotes

Ted Denslow: Now your kids with your loud music, and your Dan Fogleberg, your Zima, hula hoops and pac-man video games, don't you see? People today have attention spans that can only be measured in nanoseconds!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits have finished there is a scene where the Bob Costas and Al Michaels have a conversation consisting only of "dude", a la the make up scene between Parker and Stone. This ends with Al Michaels turning to the screen and pulling down a screen before what one would expect to be a kiss like Parker and Stone earlier in the film... See more »

Alternate Versions

The VHS release features outtakes over the end credits; which are not on the DVD release. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Field of Dreams (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Kinda Everything
Written by Brian Henneman
Performed by The Bottle Rockets
Courtesy of ESD
By Arrangement with Rykodisc and Ocean Park Music Group
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Live action 'South Park'
15 June 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Okay, so 'Baseketball' hasn't really got anything to do with the adult cult animated TV show, but it stars both its writers/creators and is basically the same sense of humour, i.e. adult. In short… if you like South Park, you should like 'Baseketball.' It's about two losers (Trey and Matt – the men behind South Park) who invent a new game which is basically a cross between basketball and baseball in their driveway.

Before long it becomes a national pastime. As with South Park, a lot of the humour is vulgar, crude, disgusting and totally 'adult' in nature. You could be forgiven for thinking that Baseketball is nothing more than a low-brow gross-out comedy (and you may have a point!), but, also like South Park, it has its moments of satire and social commentary that raise it to more than just Trey and Matt's version of 'American Pie.'

The jokes come thick and fast and, if you've seen Trey and Matt in action, you'll realise that they're basically playing themselves. Yes, there is some character development (believe it or not!), but the film is geared towards laughs over story and plot. And, because of this, it totally succeeds. As soon as you sit down to watch it, you'll be able to predict where exactly it's going, but don't let that put you off. So I'll end where I basically began by saying that if you like South Park (and I do!), you'll enjoy this.


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