MAJOR LEAGUE II
1994, Warner Bros., 105 min, USA, Dir: David S. Ward

The successful Cleveland Indians of MAJOR LEAGUE return for a second season, but success has spoiled them - Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughan (Charlie Sheen) is more concerned with his commercial endorsements than his fastball, Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) has lost his edge due to his conversion to Buddhism, and Willie Mays Hayes (Omar Epps, replacing Wesley Snipes from the first film) has an injury from his new side career as a stuntman. Can a batch of new players (including David Keith as a hotshot catcher) and newly minted coach Jake Taylor (Tom Berenger) lead the team to a winning season?


MAJOR LEAGUE
1989, Paramount, 107 min, USA, Dir: David S. Ward

Ex-showgirl Rachel Phelps inherits the Cleveland Indians from her late husband and immediately decides that she wants to get rid of the franchise so she can move to Miami. Her plan: to assemble a team so horrible no one will want to watch them play. The plan backfires, however, when fans embrace the motley crew and the players - who include Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes and Tom Berenger - perform above expectations. This raucous sports comedy from writer-director David S. Ward boasts a stellar supporting cast that features Rene Russo, Corbin Bernsen, and a pre-24 Dennis Haysbert.


PLATOON
1986, MGM Repertory, 120 min, Dir: Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone brings his own Vietnam War experiences to the big screen embodied in Pvt. Taylor (Charlie Sheen) in what stands as one of the definitive portraits of men at war. Well-intentioned Willem Dafoe and demonic Tom Berenger are flip sides of the same coin, two feuding sergeants and elder-brother role models who will take Sheen through his nightmarish trial by fire. Forest Whitaker is also among the ranks. Won Oscars for Best Picture and Director.


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