Information for Parents
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+
Crowd-pleasing '80s underdog sports comedy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this R-rated sports comedy includes a great deal of foul language. In some scenes nearly every other word is an obscenity. The rest of the movie is pretty tame, however. You'll find some drinking and cigar-smoking, plus there are a couple of discreet love scenes and some glimpses of players' backsides in the locker room.
- Families can talk about determination and overcoming obstacles. What starts out as a group of "losers" without a chance turns into the little team that could. How does the owner's lack of confidence affect the players? Why is it so compelling to root for the underdog? Kids: name your favorite sports movies.
The good stuff
Positive messages: Even when faced with nearly impossible odds and no confidence from their owner, the ragtag team pulls together to give the season their best shot.
What to watch for
Violence: Dorn and Vaughn push and shove each other, and in another scene Dorn punches Vaughn in the face. A couple of players give each other menacing looks.
Sexy stuff: There's asexual partial nudity in the team locker room (bare butts are visible). The female team owner slaps a couple of players' butts. Two sets of characters have off-screen sex (the viewer sees just foreplay and afterglow). A player is caught cheating on his wife in a televised news segment.
Language: This is major-league cursing: More than two dozen "F"-words and "s--t," along with "ass," "Goddamn," "dick," and one "motherf--ker." There's even cursing in Spanish, courtesy of Cerrano.
Consumerism: Major League Baseball: Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees
Drinking, drugs and smoking: The guys drink cocktails and beer. Cerrano (and Jobu) smokes cigars and drinks rum.