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BASEketball Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

David Zucker directed this slapstick sports comedy starring David Zucker creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Competing two-on-two against some basketball jocks, goofballs Joe Cooper (Parker) and Doug Remer (Stone) attempt to win by devising new rules while they play. Thus is born the bizarre game of "BASEketball." Rules: Court position decides whether a sunk basket counts as a single, a home run, or whatever; the opposing team can retrieve missed shots. Verbal abuse is allowed. Ditto for gross-outs -- or anything to annoy the shooter. The game becomes popular in driveways, so sports promoter Ted Denslow (Ernest Borgnine) proposes a deal to form a pro league. Dallas Felons owner Baxter Cain (Robert Vaughn), hopes to increase revenues with product placements and pro endorsements, but he needs the okay of team owners. Ted dies during the season finals, leaving Cain to deal with his widow Yvette (Jenny McCarthy). However, Ted willed the team to Cooper, who must win the upcoming season or ownership goes to Yvette. Cameos by Bob Costas and Al Michaels. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:July 23, 1999

Cast

Trey Parker
as Joe Cooper
Matt Stone
as Doug Remer
Yasmine Bleeth
as Jenna Reed
Jenny McCarthy
as Yvette Denslow
Robert Vaughn
as Baxter Cain
Ernest Borgnine
as Ted Denslow
Dian Bachar
as Squeak Scolari
Trevor Einhorn
as Joey
Al Michaels
as himself

Crew

David Zucker
Director
David Zucker
Producer
Robert LoCash
Producer
Gil Netter
Producer
Jeff Wright
Screenwriter
Robert LoCash
Screenwriter
Lewis Friedman
Screenwriter
David Zucker
Screenwriter
Steve Mason
Cinematographer
Ira Newborn
Composer (Music Score)
Jeffrey Reiner
Editor
Steven Jordan
Production Designer
Jeff Wright
Co-producer
Cleve Landsberg
Executive Producer
Anne McCulley
Set Designer
Catherine Adair
Costume Designer
Hank Garfield
Sound/Sound Designer
Junie Lowry-Johnson
Casting
Libby Goldstein
Casting
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