Major League is a 1989 American sports comedy film produced by Chris Chesser and Irby Smith, written and directed by David S. Ward, that stars Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, James Gammon, Bob Uecker, Rene Russo, Dennis Haysbert, and Corbin Bernsen.
Former Las Vegas showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) inherits the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her deceased husband. Phelps hates Cleveland and wants to relocate the team to Miami. The Indians' contract with Cleveland contains an escape clause stipulating that the team may relocate if attendance for the entire season is below 800,000. That means they have to finish dead last to relocate to Miami. Determined to put together the worst team in the major leagues, Phelps hires Lou Brown (James Gammon), the manager for the Toledo Mud Hens, to manage the team and promotes former manager Charlie Donovan (Charles Cyphers) to general manager.
|author||David S. Ward|
|director||David S. Ward|
|editor||Dennis M. Hill|
|keywords||american league east baseball team bob hayes cleveland indians clothe coach convicted felon end engage engagement ring escape clause game hay home run inherit las vegas locker room lose major league major league baseball major leagues may meet mexican league miami new york yankees nothing one-game playoff prima donna record showgirl spring spring training stealing a car test audiences test screening toledo mud hens train twist ending visual impairment willie mays willie mueller win|
|musicBy||James Newton Howard|
|producer||Chris Chesser Irby Smith|
|productionCompany||Mirage Productions Morgan Creek Productions|
|theme||sports sports comedy|