The owner of the Cleveland Indians baseball team wants to move the team to Florida. She can only move the team if attendance falls and if the team finishes in last place. To ensure a bad finish she enlists a team of rag-tags, wannabes and has-beens and takes away all luxuries. When the players get wind of her plan they unite and pledge to win it all. As the team begins to win the attendance also grows. In the end, the players ruin the owner's plan by beating the Yankees to win the pennant.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson
When this movie was made, the real Cleveland Indians were still in a rebuilding mode. The Cleveland Indians portrayed in the movie feature a pitcher named Wild Thing, an outfielder named Willie Mays Hayes, a slugger who's into Buddhism, and an owner so mean she makes George Steinbrenner kinder to his Yankees. When the Indians get word that their owner wants to move the team to Miami, they play well just to spite her. The best part in the movie is when the fans sing Wild Thing after the manager calls on the pitcher with the Drew Carey glasses. And sportscaster Bob Uecker is his usual hilarious self, dropping lines as the Indians' play-by-play announcer.
The review of this Movie prepared by Teddy
Major League is one of those completely predictable sports movies in which an underdog comes from behind and wins. That aside, the movie is enjoyable to watch. It has an all-star cast, including Tom Berrenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bensen, and the up and coming Wesley Snipes. The cast are ball-players for the Cleveland Indians, a team on the skids. The owner hopes to field the worst team she can so that she can legally default on the lease of the field and move her team to Miami. When the team finds out her plans they try all the harder to win.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG