R | | Comedy, Sport
The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
The movie was followed up by the sequel Major League II. One year after the sequel's release, the real life Indians would actually win their first AL Pennant since 1954, leading some to refer to the experience as Major League III.
Good morning, gentlemen, and welcome to another season of Indians baseball.
When Lou Brown talks to Vaughn about sending him back to the minors to work on his control, he says "take Ryan there," motioning to a picture behind him as an example of a pitcher who turned it around in the minors. Yet "Ryan" is clearly dubbed; Brown mouths "Koufax" and indeed you can see a picture of the left-handed Sandy Koufax when Brown stands up. This line was likely changed after someone informed the writer/director David S. Ward that Sandy Koufax never played a day in the minor leagues, joining the Dodgers right out of high school.
English, Spanish, Japanese
$8,836,265 (USA) (9 April 1989)
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