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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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No Gut, No Glory 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

There are references to the New York Mets and The New York Yankees in the film. Artie, Maz and Johnny are all Yankee fans. Artie has a framed news paper article on late Yankees catcher Thurman Munson, who tragically passed away in a plane crash in 1979. Johnny before his final at bat and now sober says "It's like pitching to a healthy Lou Gerhig" and Maz gets into an argument with his fiancee, Gina about missing their daughter's ballet recital in favor of playing the first game of the softball season and tells him "That I was going to put a figurine of Derek Jeter on top of their wedding cake but now I'm thinking of putting one of those Puerto Rican's from the fucking New York Mets instead". Also comedian Jim Breuer, who makes a cameo as the obnoxious Carnival game runner is a real life die hard Mets fan, while Artie is a die hard Yankees fan in real life. 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

Johnny Trinno: It's unfair, it's like pitching to a healthy Lou Gehrig.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Concentration (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Ask Her That
Written by Shaggy (as Orville Burrell), Rik Rok (as Ricardo Ducent) and Scott Storch
Performed by Shaggy featuring Nicole Scherzinger
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hilarious! Don't expect too much and you'll be happy.
7 February 2009 | by dhooseSee all my reviews

This movie was funny from beginning to end (and I am not a Howard Stern fan). Everyone has different tastes but after reading some other comments I have to ask one question. What would you expect from an Artie Lange movie!?! This isn't aimed at the Fraser Crain's of the world. It's aimed at normal everyday people who don't take themselves too seriously and don't have to over analyze every movie they see. Yes it's dirty and vulgar and full of penis jokes but it somehow still ends up being a very cute movie. It will win no awards for a suspenseful plot and there were no surprises but I thought the comedic acting was fabulous and the dialog very funny. Basically, if you don't have a stick up your butt you will probably like it and you will have a smile on your face when it's over.


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