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BASEketball (1998) - ***

Starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Yasmine Bleeth, Robert Vaughn. Directed by David Zucker.

To be fair, I'd give it 3.5.

Synopsis- Joe Cooper (Trey Parker) and Doug Remer (Matt Stone) develop a baseball/basketball combination game in order to outsmart some asshole yuppies, and it turns into the biggest game in America.

Music- It was an exaggerated dramatic score made to underline the absurdity of the movie. It certainly did.

Acting- This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen in my life. The interesting thing about it was that Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn't write it- the parts were written for them. Instead, this movie was under the wing of the Naked Gun crew. So you get the Naked Gun Lesie Nielson type humor mixed pretty evenly with the South Park humor. In fact, it was a pretty good blend. And we did hear a few different South Park voices break through- Mr. Garrison and Cartman to name two.

Bob Costas also had a small role, which I really liked. There were a lot of celebrity cameos, mostly of sports figures, but most of them were pretty well done, and no more gratuitous than in Dodgeball.

But basically, this movie is insanely, sickeningly funny, as long as you like juvenile humor (although there were a few pretty sharp jokes and gags). I mean, the big touching ending monologue was delivered by a dork in a pineapple suit. That's good shit.

Oh, and this was Robert Vaughn's 100th film. An interesting pick to be his landmark...

Other movies featuring these actors
Trey Parker and Matt Stone- South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut, Cannibal! The Musical, Orgazmo
Yasmine Bleeth- The Force, Hey Babe!, Heaven or Vegas
Robert Vaughn- Pootie Tang, The Delta Force, Superman III, S.O.B., Demon Seed, The Towering Inferno, The Ten Commandments
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Hey! Would you just stop it? Would you just hold on a minute? Look at you guys... fighting on the Malaka-Laka board! You should be ashamed of yourselves! Back in the driveway, we were nothing! Now we've risen to the highest level, but you're throwin' it all away! If you've forgotten what BASEketball means to America, you have only to look at this board - the Malaka-Laka Balance Board of Trust. Don't you see what we have here? A game where guys with bad backs and bad knees can... get together and compete on the same field as guys that are all goosed up on steroids. But more than anything, isn't this game about gettin' together with your friends and just havin' a good time? I remember. I remember a long time ago, I didn't have anybody. You guys took me in. I guess that's why it kills me to see you like this. If we can't be friends... then the heart and soul are out of this game. Certainly out of me. I know I'll never get that back again. We have sullied the waters of the Lagoon of Peace! I'm begging you, for the love of our Caribbean brothers, dudes, stop this madness!
Wow, I'm impressed. hahahaha.