The Making of Major League

A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy (with a Foreword by Charlie Sheen)

Jonathan Knight

$15.95

A behind-the-scenes look at one of the greatest baseball movies ever. Based on interviews with all the major actors, plus crew and producers, it tells how writer/director David S. Ward battled the Hollywood system to turn his love of the underdog Cleveland Indians into a classic screwball comedy. Full of little-known facts and personal stories.

Softcover / 255 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 45 photos and illustrations / ISBN 9781938441646

Description

“Jonathan Knight has done something I never thought possible: uncover things about ‘Major League’ that I didn’t even know.” — David S. Ward, writer/director

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.

With a foreword by Charlie Sheen.

Additional information

Weight 0.73 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × .5 × 5.5 in
Autographed

Limited quantity of autographed copies available.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Charlie Sheen

Preface

Prologue

Cracking the Show

Fantasy Baseball

Making Losers Lovable

“Tootsie,” Vietnam, and Wild Thing

My Kinda Team

Breaking Training

Milwaukee’s Best

Photographs, Storyboards, and More

Vampire Baseball

Cut the Windup

“Like Watching a Home Movie”

Major League Strikes Back

Making Hearts Sing

Epilogue

Team Roster

Box Score for the Final Game of the Film

Script Excerpt: Final Scene

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