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Major League II (1994)

aka Major League II

"The dream team is back!"

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Details: 105 mins · English · PG (USA)

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Cast:

Small Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn
Small Jake Taylor
Small Roger Dorn
Small Pedro Cerrano
Small Lou Brown
Small Willie Mays Hayes
No_movie_poster Rube Baker
No_movie_poster Isuro Tanaka
Small Rebecca Flannery
No_movie_poster Nikki Reese
Small Jack Parkman
Small Harry Doyle
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Small Johnny
Small Lynn
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Crew:

No_movie_poster Gary Barber Producer
No_movie_poster Donn Cambern Editor
No_movie_poster David S. Ward Director
No_movie_poster Michel Colombier Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster David S. Ward Production
No_movie_poster James G. Robinson Production
No_movie_poster David S. Ward Writer
No_movie_poster R.J. Stewart Writer
No_movie_poster Tom S. Parker Writer
No_movie_poster Jim Jennewein Writer
No_movie_poster Donn Cambern Editing

Taglines:

"The dream team is back!"

Plot:

Last season, the Cleveland Indians won the division title by beating the New York Yankees in a one-game playoff, but they were defeated in the ALCS by the Chicago White Sox.

The success of last season has changed the attitudes of the Indians. Pitching sensation Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn (Charlie Sheen) is now a bland yuppie concerned about his endorsement potential, causing him to lose the edge on his fastball. Home run hitter Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) underwent a spiritual conversion, from aggressive voodoo to placid Buddhism, which affects his competitive spirit. Conceited player Roger Dorn (Corbin Bernsen) retired and bought the team from Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton). Aging catcher Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) has also retired to become one of the coaches who work for manager Lou Brown (James Gammon). And Willie Mays Hayes (Omar Epps) is still as fast as ever, but he has added some power to his hitting and a sprained knee from performing stunts in his new movie. However, Dorn signs arrogant power hitting catcher Jack Parkman (David Keith) as an offseason free agent, and minor league catcher Rube Baker (Eric Bruskotter) makes the team out of spring training, despite his throwing problem.

The Indians get off to another slow start, as egos clash. The signing of Jack Parkman has put Dorn in a financially tough spot, as well as putting a strain on the clubhouse, so Dorn trades Parkman to the Chicago White Sox, the team that defeated the Indians in the playoffs last season, keeping them from the World Series. In return, the Indians receive Isuro "Kamikaze" Tanaka (Takaaki Ishibashi), a gifted left fielder with a penchant for crashing into the walls.

Dorn, still short on money, sells the team back to Rachel, but is retained as General Manager. He then announces his comeback to the majors and returns to the team, but cannot regain his former form. Rachel sees this as an opportunity to get revenge on the Indians for what happened last season, so she tries to find ways to make them have a losing season this time. When Lou has a heart attack, he gets Jake to take over as the Indians' interim manager. Baker and Tanaka aid Hayes and Cerrano (respectively) regain their competitiveness, and the Indians begin to win again. A notable turning point to the season comes after an emotional victory in Game 2 of a double-header against the Boston Red Sox.

The Indians clinch the division on the last game of the year against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving the team their second consecutive division title. They go on to face the Chicago White Sox in the ALCS. The Indians take a 3-0 lead in the ALCS against the White Sox, but in the next three games Jack Parkman scorches the Indians forcing a Game 7. In Game 7, Vaughn finds the "Wild Thing," and retires Parkman for the final out, as the Indians would go on to defeat the White Sox sending them to the World Series.

Release Dates:

DVD : 2000-05-16