With a foreword by Charlie Sheen.
A behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest baseball movies ever.
If you love watching Major League, you’ll be fascinated by this inside story. Based on interviews with all major cast members plus crew and producers, it tells how writer/director David S. Ward battled the Hollywood system to turn his own love of the underdog Cleveland Indians into a classic screwball comedy.
Learn how a tight-knit group of rising young stars (and a few wily veterans) had a blast pretending to play ball while creating several iconic characters. Filled with little-known facts and personal recollections about outtakes and inside jokes, batting practice and script changes, all-night location shoots, bar hopping and more, this is the ultimate guide to the film that reinvented the baseball movie and inspired a generation of belly laughs.
Includes rare photos, storyboard illustrations, script excerpts, and more.
|Publisher:||Gray & Company, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Charlie Sheen starred in "Major League" as the pitcher Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn. He has also starred in dozens of major Hollywood films, including "Platoon,"Wall Street," and "Eight Men Out" and several successful television shows, including "Two and a Half Men" and "Anger Management."
Table of ContentsForeword
Preface and Acknowledgments
Cracking the Show
Making Losers Lovable
“Tootsie,” Vietnam, and Wild Thing
My Kinda Team
Photographs, Storyboards, and More
Cut the Windup
“Like Watching a Home Movie”
Major League Strikes Back
Making Hearts Sing
Box Score for the Final Game of the Film
Script Excerpt: Final Scene