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on 6 August 2005
This is one of the funniest stories ever committed to film! Trey Parker and Matt Stone star in a satirical look at the state of the american sports world! Also starring Yasmine Bleeth Jenny McCarthy and Ernest Borgnine (and the kid who plays Frederick in Frasier) The film starts with the explanation of how sports used to be about competition honour and fun and how thats been trampeled by the pursuit for fame and profit. Fans lose interest when players focus more on their celebrations than the game. Sport becomes so dry that they are forced to hire talents from prisons mental institutions and Texas!
Enter Joe "Coop" Cooper (Parker) and Doug Reemer (Stone)two bums who never grew up. They create a drive-way game, a mixture of basketball with baseball rules hence BASEketball is born. When billionaire Ted Denslowe (Borgnine) teams up with Coop and Reemer they take the game national but make sure that all the rules are like they were in the old days when players were treated like "endigened servants" Now 5 years later Coop and Reemer are the biggest stars of the biggest sport in the country and riding the glory with them is their freind/merk Kenny "Squeek" Skilari
But everything goes awty when Denslow chokes on his hotdog at a game and passes away at the age of 87 (his hairpiece was 26!) and gives control of the league over to Coop. Enter money hungry millionaire Baxter Kaine, played by Robert Vaughn who wants to change the rules of Baseketball to maximise profits and starts to plot against Coop and turn his freinds against him.
Thats the basic story. Of course there is some sex mixed in there too in the form of Yasmine Bleeth leader of a childrens charity who soon wins the heart of Coop and sees Coop trying to impress her and also form a friendship with little Joey a dying boy who idolise him.
Directed by Naked Gun director David Zucker this is the only film I've seen Parker and Stone in without either of them having a writers credit although the style of the film is very Trey Parker-esque which makes me think that they had a lot of input into their characters and gags!
This film is absolutely hilarious and has so many great scenes and jokes that it makes you laugh for a solid 95 minutes. There will be some scenes that will have you crying like a baby. Especially a middle scene that takes place in the hospital and shows that you should never do tequila shooters right before a liver operation!
The DVD icludes extra features like interviews with cast and director. In the extra features Trey and Matt jokingly say they just wanted to make the silliest movie ever. And considering that they were just launching South Park at the time of this movie involving exhausting 18-20 hour work days for the 2 you wonder where they got the energy that exudes off them in the film!
If you're a Parker/Stone fan you've probably seen it and loved it. If you've watched a couple of episodes of South Park and laughed or liked the Naked Gun movies you will laugh your lungs out.
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