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Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 17 April 1998 (USA)
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Gus Cantrell turns his team from a laughingstock into the equivalent of blue-chip stocks in this third Major League comedy that reunites five series returnies, including wisecracking play-by-play man, Bob Uecker.

Director:

John Warren

Writers:

David S. Ward (characters), John Warren
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Gus Cantrell
Corbin Bernsen ... Roger Dorn
Dennis Haysbert ... Pedro Cerrano
Takaaki Ishibashi ... Taka Tanaka
Jensen Daggett ... Maggie Reynolds
Eric Bruskotter ... Rube Baker
Walton Goggins ... Billy 'Downtown' Anderson
Ted McGinley ... Leonard Huff
Kenny Johnson ... Lance Pere (as Kenneth Johnson)
Judson Mills ... Hog Ellis
Lobo Sebastian ... Carlos Liston
Thom Barry ... Frank 'Pops' Morgan
Peter Mackenzie ... Carlton 'Doc' Windgate
Tim DiFilippo Tim DiFilippo ... Juan Lopez #1
Tom DiFilippo Tom DiFilippo ... Juan Lopez #1
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Storyline

Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the Twins' AAA team. Cantrell accepts but regrets it almost immediately. The Buzz is a dysfunctional no-hoper team, with an odd assortment of characters. However, Cantrell quickly sets about forging them into a winning team. Written by grantss

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They're Just Nine Players Short of a Dream Team

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Roger Dorn (Bernsen), Pedro Cerrano (Haysbert), Duke Temple (Yeager) and Harry Doyle (Uecker) are the only characters to appear in all three films in the Major League series. See more »

Goofs

The Minnesota Twins AAA affiliate at the time was the Salt Lake Buzz. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Huff: That's it, it's over. I'm not a Pirate, I'm not a Yankee, I'm not even a Red Sock. I am a damn Buzz.
[a player spits in Huff's direction]
Leonard Huff: Thank you. Bumblebee, yeah, that's what I am, a Buzz.
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Follows Major League (1989) See more »

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Small Talk
Performed by Sawyer Brown
Written by Mark A. Miller & Mac McAnally
Courtesy of Curb Records, Inc.
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Better than II, but not better than I
28 August 1999 | by JoJo-31See all my reviews

This movie was better than ML II, but it wasn't better than ML I. I liked having at least some of the guys come back (even though none of them is Charlie Sheen, darn). I thought it was cool how Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen) went from a baseball player (Major League) to the Indians owner (Major League II) and now finally to the Twins owner. You'd think Pedro Ceranno had been playing baseball for so long that he'd retire, but instead go back to the minors? And how could Harry Doyle get caught announcing baseball for the Buzz? There's no telling what happened that got him booted from the Indians. Plus some of the names in the movie were pretty corny, like Leonard Huff. Although some of the comments I'm saying are bad, this movie wasn't quite that bad. There's a lot of humor and such in this movie that I like it.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Major League 3: Back to the Minors See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,087,011, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$3,572,443

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,572,443
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