Major League 3 Back To The Minors
Synopsis: What do you do if you're the new manager of the minor league team called the Buzz? Pray for rain!
Instead, gus Cantrell (Scott Bakula) turns his team from a laughingstock to the equivalent of blue chip stocks in this third Major League comedy reuniting five series stalwars, including wisecracking play by play man Bob Uecker. Cantrell has his work cut out. The catcher is living prooof why the chest protector and other protective gear are called the tools of ignorance. The ace pitcher should earn frequent flyer miles for the fastballs opposing batters sock into orbit. The double play combo's motto should be to error is human. The star slugger is a legend in his own mind. They play on diamonds. They work for peanuts. Batter Up!
Run Time:100 min
Director: John Warren
Dvd Extra's: Meat the Buzz video presentation, theatrical trailers of this and other great Morgan Creek movies, Languages English and French, Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish..
Nudity Factor: None.
Of Note: Roger Dorn (Bernsen), Pedro Cerrano (Haysbert), Duke Temple (Yeager) and Harry Doyle (Uecker) are the only characters to appear in all three films in the Major League series.
Recommendations: Major League -- Major League 2
This one was like many movies that get fairly deep into sequels and went straight to dvd. In many cases that just means the movie has enough in resemblance to the rest in the franchise that they can try to milk a low budget film to make more money. I actually have to say that it was pretty well done. It still have plenty of baseball moments that would never happen but that is what makes it a movie. The acting out side of Scott Bakula is pretty hit or miss. Several of the characters I just didn't care for the way they were presented or the actors that played the parts. The story itself to me was split in two. The first part is having a struggling minor league team get back on track by installing an old has been at manager. To me this area of the movie could have been expanded on, could have shown how they became a team, banded together and started going in the right direction. In the end they could face off against a rival minor league team that was well polished, had lots of money, and a loud mouth manager. Instead they took the film in more of a goofy direction, a direction that made me shake my head at it. Overall I enjoyed this movie. It had it fair share of ups and downs, highs and lows, groans and laughs. I will say that is exactly what you would expect it to be, considering the low budget and all. Putting that all aside I was entertained while watching it and when it is all said and done that is what matters most.