January 08, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s feature debut, BASEketball, exhibits none of the infectious offhand tastelessness of their hit show and all of the insistent overkill of a Mel Brooks joke gone horribly wrong. As creators of a new sport that takes America by storm, the duo vomit, curse, and insult their way through a Wayne’s World-style assortment of misadventures involving romantic entanglements and evil corporate types. Their incessant, obscene banter is meant to be endearing; their total lack of presence makes it simply annoying. Some funny sight gags (like football players Riverdancing in post-touchdown glee) and game supporting performances from Robert Vaughn and Jenny McCarthy are wasted in the process. D+

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