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I must mention the 2008 baseball movie Sugar...Definitely check it out if you haven't already seen it
i've never heard of it... please give us some details (back of a book). i'm highly interested.
Have to go with Field of Dreams or The Sandlot. I am also looking forward to Moneyball this fall.
I read the book.... so i dont know how its technically going to be as a quote "baseball" movie. if done right it could be "the social network" meets "Wall Street" in a baseball setting. At times the book seemed like i was reading a giant Newsweek article, so I just hope the movie doesnt seem like a billy beane Dateline episode on how he redifined scouting; picking players; and running a team, but starring Brad Pitt. At minimum it will be interesting to all the folks that dont know all that went into billy beane's approach, however unfruitful its been....
I have to say Field of Dreams...the final scene always made me cry even as a kid. Now that my Dad has been gone since October, I can't even bear to watch it. A close second is The Natural. My # in high school was nine b/c of that movie.
check out Comrades of Summer with Joe Mantegna. Its pretty funny. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103997/
i'm surprised nobody's said the 2010 Rangers season review DVD.... just sayin!
1A-The Sandlot1B-Major League
1) Field of Dreams2) A League of Their Own3) Baseball by Ken Burns4) Major League5) Brewster's Millions (Richard Pryor/John Candy classic, for those who don't remember). Not a pure baseball movie per se, but basebally enough for this list, I believe.
Here's a summary for Sugar from IMDb:
"By 2008, more than 25 percent of major league baseball players were born in Latin America. At 19, Miguel "Sugar" Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with Kansas City. He flies to Phoenix for tryouts and is sent to the Class A team "The Swing" in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Thus begins his odyssey: leaving his mom and girlfriend; living in an alien culture; learning English; overcoming jitters; working hard; achieving early success; navigating friendships, occasional racism, and a woman's mixed signals; dealing with an injury; trying performance-enhancing drugs; and, searching for his place in the world. Will he make it to the Majors; will he play in New York?"
It's definitely a good movie to watch for any baseball fan. It's not very well known, but I strongly suggest anyone who hasn't seen it to go rent it.
@ scooby i love brewsters millions. havent seen it in FOREVER!!!! i cant rememeber... does he spend all the money or not?
Yeah- he does. My favorite strategy was when he bought the million dollar stamp and then mailed it. Other faves: bought rare wine at auction, drank it with his bodygaurds, and ran political ads for "none of the above"
I believe the shady accountant saved a few bucks to make him lose, and then on the elevator to his final accounting, he finds out about it, and then he gives it to his girlfriend for some sort of services rendered, and he wins. I like the baseball scene where he flies in the Yankees to play his minor league club.
#1. The Rookie-I was at the Ranger game when the Jim Morris made his major league debut,, AND I was at the game when the filming was done!
"Field of Dreams" & "The Natural" are favs, but for different reasons.I always get a lil' emotional, with Dreams. If they come on, I'll watch.I wanted to like "COBB", with Tommy Lee Jones. I read the book and liked it much better. Even though TLJ is a great actor, I just couldn't fithis face to "The Legend" of Cobb's. I'll have to view that one again.
Oh, and Comedy Movie... if it's on, no matter if it's an hour into it late-I HAVE to watch... "The JERK." The cans, the cans somethings wrong with these cans". Too many great one liner's in that movie to turn from.Steve Martin- Brilliance. Crush on Bernadette Peter's forever. Would Ya?
"Dear Mom & Dad,I've finally found something I like and good at".
words to live by, huh?
Bernadette Peters in Pink Cadillac....yes I would Hub. As for baseball flix, I love them all and this has been an argument with friends for YEARS. Major League, Bull Durham, The Natural, Eight Men Out, Eastbound and Down (seasons 1&2), even Brewsters Millions are all in my DVD collection and I will watch them anytime I flip channels to find one.
Spring Break 1996 my buddy and I went on a road trip with his family to Florida and we took their van with a TV (tvs in cars were rare back then kids) and we watched Major League a total of 12 times in 7 days between the car and the beach house. It started that we just watched it and left it on but in the end, we forced it a bit to keep the streak going - we wouldn't let 24 hours pass without it. I've seen that movie more than any other...my wife will not watch it with me because no matter how hard I try, I still say all of the lines.
If I'm picking the best baseball movie based on story line and acting I probably go Bull Durham then The Natural (although when Wild Thing says, "want me to drag him outta here? Kick the shit outta him?" I get chills at the method acting Sheen goes into. If you tell me I can only take 1 with me to the island, today I would pick Major League because comedies are just more rewatchable and I have proven to myself that this classic will NEVER get old. But if you ask tomorrow I will probably say, "Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."
1. Major League1. Bull Durham2. The Natural3. Eight Men Out4. For Love of the Game (I know its a chick flick with baseball but I like it. and I like Kelly Preston and her rack)5. Bad News Bears6. Brewsters Millions7. The Sandlot8. The Rookie9. League of their Own (love the super wide shot of Marla Hooch waving in the team video)10. Summer Catch (Jessica Biel mmmmmmmmmmm)11. 61*
I am a comedy man so here is my list.1. Major League2. Rookie3. Natural4. Field of Dreams5. Bull Durham
Major League is making a charge. Theres something spectacular about how hot rene russo is in that movie... even in the uber nerd look. but trust me.... i tried the removal of clothing w cleats.... nothing ever works out in the movies. Kudos to Adam for being the first to not mention not only summer catch (very very underrated, super hot jessica biel and the ending is absolutely spot on pefect) and 61* which makes you question with that, saving private ryan and surprisingly "3" it makes you wonder.... WTF happened to barry pepper?
Right now its looking like Major League narrowly followed by the natural w the sandlot and Bull Durham very very close.
still plenty of time.
side note.... east bound and down, along w danny mcbride in general..... epic
Pop - "You know, my mama wanted me to be a farmer."Hobbes - "My dad wanted me to be a baseball player."Pop - "Well you're better than any player I ever had. And you're the best God damn hitter I ever saw. Suit up."
I get that the movie took liberties, but in my opinion The Natural remains pretty magical at the end, and the ballpark's homerun accompaniment always gives that magical reminder.
Pop - "before the game, I like to eat a delicious bowl of hearty Quaker Oatmeal!"
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