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Major League [Blu-ray] [1989]

  • SKU: 33155411
  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (168 out of 168)

    Synopsis


    Major League
    Inheriting the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her late husband, covetous ex-showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) wants to move the franchise to Miami, primarily to take advantage of the many personal perks she's been promised by that city. But Cleveland won't yield its lease on the Indians unless the year's attendance falls below 800,000. Figuring that chances for this are already good given Cleveland's inability to win a pennant, Phelps tries to make doubly certain that the fans won't turn out by ordering the club manager to put together the worst team possible. The new players include has-been Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger), blind-as-a-bat pitcher Ricky Vaughn (Charlie Sheen), self-protective free agent Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen), and Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes), who is constitutionally incapable of hitting straight. Surprisingly, this band of misfits begins winning games, so Whitton decides to break their spirit by forcing them to fly from game to game in a World War II prop plane, assigning them a rickety old bus for road games, and divesting them of their precious whirlpool. Still, the team's talent and esprit de corps grows, especially after "Wild Thing" Ricky Vaughn dons a pair of glasses and is able to see where he's lobbing his 100-mile-an-hour pitches. Once the players are told that Phelps plans to dump them all whether they win the pennant or not, the team defiantly adopts an "us against the you-know-what" attitude. In a nailbiting 20-minute climax, the Indians face down their hated Yankee rivals in the pennant playoff game. The film's conclusion ties up several loose plot ends, notably the off-and-on romance between the irresponsible Berenger and his "ex" Lynn Wells (Rene Russo). Though set in Cleveland, Major League was filmed virtually in its entirety in Milwaukee, with the Brewers' play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker giving a terrific performance as the Indians' drink-besotted color commentator. The film represented not only the fictional comeback of the Cleveland Indians, but the actual comeback of producer/director David S. Ward, who'd been in a professional slump for several years. Though containing few surprises, Major League was a box-office smash, inspiring a 1994 sequel, inventively titled Major League II. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Berenger
      Tom Berenger - Jake Taylor
    • Charlie Sheen
      Charlie Sheen - Rickie Vaughn
    • Corbin Bernsen
      Corbin Bernsen - Roger Dorn
    • Margaret Whitton
      Margaret Whitton - Rachel Phelps
    • James Gammon
      James Gammon - Lou Brown



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 168 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

      Posted
      damion
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      I could watch this movie 100 times as it relates to my youth in Cleveland Ohio and living and dying with the Indians. The cast was terrific and what could beat the script and outcome for a town which longed for a baseball winner. Ironically the Indians went to the World Series twice in the 1990s & in 2016, but lost. The movie was a spark for interest in the team and the game in general.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An All Time Favorite

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      Vidman31
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      Actually my second time buying this on blu-ray. Not sure if my original had a manufacturing defect, but I didn't catch it until I was outside my return window. So a heads up if anyone else buys it to make sure to watch it asap. I've already watched my latest copy and it played flawlessly. Movie still holds up great today. If you're a fan of comedy and baseball and you've never seen this you owe it to yourself to check it out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great 80s ensemble fun.

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      AOPisaac
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      Though coming toward the end of the decade, MAJOR LEAGUE truly embodies the 80s comedy. Although this is far from an absolute favorite (not a sports fan!), it does deliver great, memorable characters (early Wesley Snipes as Willy Mayes Hayes) & the trial/redemption plot structure so important at that time. So while I didn't laugh myself to tears, I enjoyed every minute of this flick.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing!!!!

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      chuck
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      Major League is a ridiculously funny movie that has stood the test of time. Quite possibly the best sports movie ever. Great characters. Great laughs. Great quotes that we still reference to this day. "Juuuust a bit outside". This movie is a must for any collection. So much so that this purchase was to replace an old copy I got almost 15 years ago. Gotta go Blu ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      My favorite baseball movie

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      JTice85
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      Charlie Sheen in his iconic "Wild Thing" Rick Vaughn role, a pitcher with power but no control. The owner of the Cleveland Indians wants to move the team but can only if tickets hit an all time low and the team fails to make the playoffs. She brings in a bunch of misfits to make up the team. Trying to beat the odds, the team tries to work together and keep their jobs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic comedy looks better than ever

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      Brady1280
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      "Major League" is possibly my favorite sports comedy of all time, and if you love the movie, this is a no-brainer. The film gets the special edition treatment, with decent extras (not quite enough, but pretty good for a 20-year-old film) and a pretty great looking transfer. For the price, this is a must-have for any sports and movie lover!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Take Me Out To The Ballpark....

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      bigbaddave777
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      This is of course the best of the Major League movie series as the sequels could never do the original justice. Wild Thing and the gang make this a fun watch and you don't even have to be a baseball fan.... although it helps of course. If you're in the mood for a comedy, this is worth checking out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A fun film

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      Aspect54
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      Not the best looking blu ray, but it is probably the best you will ever get it to look. It was fun to watch this movie again as an adult. I got A LOT more of the jokes and situations than when I saw it as a kid. You can pick it up pretty cheap most of the time, and it is well worth your time.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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