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Beer League (2006)

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An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

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Frank Sebastiano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Artie Lange ... Artie DeVanzo
Ralph Macchio ... Maz
Anthony DeSando ... Dennis Mangenelli
Cara Buono ... Linda Salvo
Jimmy Palumbo ... Johnny Trinno
Joe Lo Truglio ... Dave
Jerry Minor ... Tim
Seymour Cassel ... Dirt
Michael Deeg Michael Deeg ... Alfonse
Laurie Metcalf ... Artie's Mom
Elizabeth Regen ... Gina
Maddie Corman ... Marilyn
Frank Pellegrino ... Gina's Dad
Daniel Tay ... Max
Keren Gilbert ... Vicki Galliotta
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Storyline

Beer, broads and baseball: a group of misfits whose weekly softball games seem to have a lot more to do with getting into fights for macho dominance than hitting home runs. Artie is an unemployed and unmotivated drunk that is predictably still living with his mother. He is on a losing softball team, and he and his teammates are facing the end of softball as they know it if they can't pull it together. When love enters his life, it unexpectedly alters Artie's low self-esteem, and the odds for winning, not only the league trophy, but a new life, are certainly looking up. He and his teammates will have to go for the win. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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His team has the biggest balls in the league. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop language including strong sexual references, sexuality, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Artie Lange's Beer League See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$302,908, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$472,185

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$472,185
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was screened at the 8th Annual CineVegas Film Festival in Las Vegas in June of 2006 in which advanced tickets for the film were sold out that it required a second screening that took place June 16th, 2006 in Las Vegas. The film received a very strong response thanks to the film's trailer that sold the films' racy humor. See more »

Goofs

During the first game scene, Dirt's uniform changes from a t-shirt to a pro style button down, then back to a shirt. See more »

Quotes

Dirt: You look like a bunch of Monkeys trying fuck a football!
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Crazy Credits

Deleted scenes and outtakes are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Joey G Phoner/Live (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Pick Up The Pieces
Written by Hamish Stuart (as Stuart Harnish), Malcolm Duncan, Robbie McIntosh (as Robert McIntosh), Roger Ball, Alan Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen McIntyre) and Steve Ferrone
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Great Movie
15 September 2006 | by emr1005See all my reviews

It's no Gone with the Wind, but I seriously hardly stopped laughing the entire movie!!! Artie is hilarious, and even the Karate Kid turns in an amusing performance. The best comedy I've seen this year. More genuinely funny moments than Talledaga Nights and Click combined!!! The old dude Seymore Cassel steals nearly every scene he's in and is hilarious. Artie really kills playing a character very similar to himself. No need to be a Stern fan to see this movie. Artie steps out of the shadow of the big guy with an incredibly funny and sincere performance. If you want to laugh you butt off this is the movie to see!!!


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