BASEketballJuly 31, 1998
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.
Release Year: 1998
Rating: 6.4/10 (29,474 voted)
Critic's Score: 38/100
Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar
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.
Writers: David Zucker, Robert LoCash
Himself – Unsolved Mysteries Host
Two guys invented a game… and turned the sports world upside down!
Release Date: 31 July 1998
Filming Locations: Blair Field, Recreation Park – 4700 E. 10th Street, Long Beach, California, USA
Opening Weekend: $3,086,105
(2 August 1998)
(30 August 1998)
Did You Know?
The celebration salute that Remer, Coop, and Squeak do after the Beers win the Denslow cup is the same salute that the NFL team the Denver Broncos did as a touchdown celebration at the time. This was known as the "Mile High Salute". Matt Stone and Trey Parker are avid Denver Broncos fans.
When Tuttle approaches Squeak as he's about to take the shot, the lighting shifts from being in front of Squeak, so the shadows cover him, to the back.
Joseph R. Cooper:
If I had a nickel for every time that ball pulled me out of a tight spot, I'd have a shitload of nickels!
What's the Big Deal?
I've heard so many critics and average joes ripping into this flick like it
was the first sign hailing the antichrist. The movie is simple, yes, but
damn funny. Maybe I'm just not caught up in my own pretense to enjoy a
simple movie. Yes, there are times when I crave something more
sophisticated, but this movie still has my friends and I rolling in the
aisles. Give it a chance and you just might like it. 7/10