BASEketball 1998 R CC

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(233) IMDb 6.6/10
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Starring Trey Parker & Matt Stone (South Park) BASEketball is a hilarious comedy about two guys who invent a game in their driveway that quickly becomes a national obsession.

Starring:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

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Genres Sports, Comedy
Director David Zucker
Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Supporting actors Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Vaughn, Trevor Einhorn, Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Robert Stack, Reggie Jackson, Dan Patrick, Kenny Mayne, Tim McCarver, Pat O'Brien, Jim Lampley, Dale Earnhardt, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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This movie is very funny.
Heidi
So I'd recommend those who enjoy watching the South Park tv show to watch this movie.
Mary Jane
Anyway, I liked this dang movie.
B. Wasden

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Wheelchair Assassin on December 27, 2001
Format: DVD
I have never, ever laughed so hard in a movie theater as when I went to see this movie, and my friends that I went with were laughing just as hard. Come to think of it, everyone I've known who's seen this film has enjoyed it, although I'll admit that most of those with whom I associate share my somewhat warped sense of humor. Anyway, on to the movie. BASEketball works so well for a simple reason: beneath all the sight gags, sex jokes, pop-culture references, and celebrity cameos (all of which are funny), it is a surprisingly perceptive look at sports in American society. From the opening montage, it is clear that BASEketball is premised upon the commercialization (and some would say corruption) of American sports, setting the stage for its redemption by the starry-eyed fans played by Parker and Stone. This examination of the place sports occupies in the hearts and minds of Americans is what allows BASEketball to transcend the limits of the usual sophomoric comedy fare. If you're a sports fan, and not above laughing at some admittedly juvenile humor, you will have no trouble enjoying this movie.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 12, 2005
Format: DVD
A lot of people may not know it, but BASEketball is a truly classic comedy. Don't let the high-minded among us (and there are a lot of Parker-Stone haters out there) tell you any different. Not only is this film hilarious, it - like virtually everything Trey Parker and Matt Stone do - has a lot to say in a surprisingly incisive way; those who see only puerile humor and grossness in this film are not watching it closely. The opening of the film is brilliant, with its hilarious spoofing of modern showmanship and its lament for the death of tradition in sports. Nobody seems to play for the love of the game anymore - it's all about money and fame. Ever since he caught Reggie Jackson's historic third home run in that crucial game of the 1977 World Series, Joe Cooper (Trey Parker) has dreamed of becoming a sports star. Unfortunately, he and his pal Doug Remer (Matt Stone) are basically losers who have never grown up - but all that changes when their home-grown game of BASEketball (basketball without all that running, played with baseball rules) grows from a neighborhood obsession to the new national past-time. Professional BASEketball is sports as it was meant to be - the rules preclude the moving of teams from one city to another, free agency and the trading of players are not allowed, and every single athlete, even Squeak (Dian Bachar), gets paid the same amount - and it's a sport than anyone can participate in since it requires almost no athletic skills. Of course, some people want to change those rules so they can make millions off of the new national obsession. When the founder of the league and owner of the Milwaukee Beers dies, it's up to Coop to preserve the integrity of the game - and he will have to lead the Beers to the Denslow Cup championship in order to do it.Read more ›
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gordon M. Wagner VINE VOICE on September 10, 2005
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I'm old, sour and crusty and I swear to God this movie had me laughing out loud and rolling on the floor -- it is freaking HILARIOUS, outrageous fun like I haven't seen since 1977's "Airplane," just zany, off-the-wall stuff that keeps coming and coming until you're just helpless with laughter, it's one of the funniest movies I have EVER seen. I've got to watch it again tonight because I missed half the dialogue because I was laughing so hard! YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nic on July 8, 2003
Format: DVD
This movie is incredibly funny. The south park guys do have a life out side of south park. This movie will make you laugh out loud several times. I gave it four stars because, its not one of those movies thats so funny you have to rewind to the best part and watch it again. All the jokes are equally funny. I would reccomend to rent this first and if you like it buy it!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By aaron wittenberg on April 22, 2001
Format: DVD
To get this out of the way, I am not whatsoever a South Park fan. I saw it a few years back for the first time and I absolutely did not like it. I have never watched it since.
Knowing that, I was afraid to see this because Trey Parker and Matt Stone make South Park. Well, from the two episodes that I saw, they didn't act the same way in this movie. The sick humor was there, but it was done differently.
The main reason I saw this movie is because David Zucker put this movie together, and I find him super funny. I rented this movie a few months ago, and during that one rental, I must have watched it 4 times.
Absolutely HILARIOUS! I was literally in tears rolling on the floor laughing. 3 others were watching it with me laughing as hard as I was.
If you liked the Airplane type of humor, with visual jokes and things going on in the background, or types of movies that require multiple viewings because you are laughing so hard you miss jokes, then this is great.
Keep in mind that kids probably won't get it because there is a lot of sex humor in it, but there are many other funny visual gags that ANY age could understand and find absolutely hilarious.
I found this movie to be every bit as funny as Airplane. I don't want to be like other reviewers and spoil it with different scenes, but all I can say is you will probably want to watch this at least 3 times to pick up everything. And even after you have heard the same jokes multiple times, they are STILL funny.
So for fans of Airplane and Naked Gun, you can't go wrong.
I still remember literally falling off the couch in tears from laughing so hard. Yes, it is THAT funny.
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