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(RNN) - Billy Heywood managed a Major League team from worst to first as a 12-year-old, so it only makes sense that his movie would make the biggest splash in this tournament up to this point.

The title character of Little Big League, which beat Rudy in the first round last week, also got himself into trouble watching pay-per-view movies on the road, so nothing is a lock.

No. 2 Caddyshack vs. No. 7 Slap Shot

Caddyshack, 1980

Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray

Synopsis: A kooky playboy with a Zen outlook (Chase), a crotchety judge (Knight), a "new money" loudmouth (Dangerfield) and an assistant groundskeeper with a gopher vendetta (Murray) are among the oddballs gracing the fairways of Bushwood Country Club. Through all the hilarity, caddy Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) tries to figure out how he will make his way to college.

Slap Shot, 1977

Stars: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse

Synopsis: Reggie Dunlop (Newman) is an aged player/coach for the Chiefs, a last-place minor league hockey team. The team adds new players who can only do two things well - fight and swear - and they use dirty play to start winning games. Straight-laced teammate Ned Braden (Ontkean) resents the new tactic, prompting Reggie to further torment him.

No. 3 The Karate Kid vs. No. 11 The Cutting Edge

The Karate Kid, 1984

Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

Synopsis: After arriving in California from New Jersey, teen Daniel Larusso (Macchio) runs into trouble with some karate-trained high school bullies. Mr. Miyagi (Morita), a caretaker in his apartment building, comes to Daniel's rescue by teaching him karate and mentoring him. Daniel goes on to fight in a karate tournament against his tormenters and wins, despite being injured in an earlier round.

The Cutting Edge, 1992

Stars: Moira Kelly, D.B. Sweeney, Roy Dotrice

Synopsis: Hockey player Doug Dorsey (Sweeney) suffers a career-ending eye injury, and Kate Moseley (Kelly) is a temperamental figure skater - and they both have very bad showings at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Kate's coach convinces Dough to skate with her. The movie follows Doug learning a new way to skate, Kate finally accepting a partner ("Toe pick!") and a love story worthy of a gold medal.

No. 4 Jerry Maguire vs. No. 5 When We Were Kings

Jerry Maquire, 1996

Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell

Synopsis: Sports agent Jerry Maguire (Cruise) is fired for denouncing the corruptness of his business. So he decides to test his new philosophy, going it alone with the only coworker (Zellweger) and client (Gooding) who believe in him. Gooding nabbed an Oscar for his performance as NFL receiver Rod Tidwell.

When We Were Kings, 1996

Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King

Synopsis: The 1996 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature focuses on Muhammad Ali's stunning defeat of George Forman to regain his heavyweight title in the immortal 1974 fight dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle." Ali wins over the crowd in Zaire, which is ruled by a dictator, and speaks passionately about the dignity of the Africans. Ali executes his daring "rope-a-dope" strategy in some of the greatest fight footage ever shot.

No. 8 Hoop Dreams vs. No. 5 When We Were Kings

Hoop Dreams, 1994

Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee

The documentary follows two black basketball phenoms from Chicago, Agee and Gates, who get recruited to St. Joseph High School, a predominately white school with a highly regarded basketball program. The film captures the struggles of the boys and their families as they try to realize their dream of playing collegiate and pro basketball.

Little Big League, 1994

Stars: Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Jason Robards

Synopsis: Billy Heywood (Edwards) lives the dream of every 12-year-old alive during the 1990s - he owns and manages the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately, he inherited the team from his recently deceased grandfather (Robards), he still has a curfew and the team stinks. Although the plot is far-fetched, the baseball action and dialogue are right on the nose.

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Voting begins when stories are posted at approximately 10 a.m. ET and will close after 24 hours. New polls are posted daily, Monday through Friday, until the championship matchup on Friday, April 4. You must click "Vote" after making each selection for your votes to count.

Fill out brackets, encourage friends to join in, and be sure to include your thoughts on your local station's comment section, Facebook page or by email.

(RNN) - Billy Heywood managed a Major League team from worst to first as a 12-year-old, so it only makes sense that his movie would make the biggest splash in this tournament up to this point.

The title character of Little Big League, which beat Rudy in the first round last week, also got himself into trouble watching pay-per-view movies on the road, so nothing is a lock.

No. 2 Caddyshack vs. No. 7 Slap Shot

Caddyshack, 1980

Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Bill Murray

Synopsis: A kooky playboy with a Zen outlook (Chase), a crotchety judge (Knight), a "new money" loudmouth (Dangerfield) and an assistant groundskeeper with a gopher vendetta (Murray) are among the oddballs gracing the fairways of Bushwood Country Club. Through all the hilarity, caddy Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) tries to figure out how he will make his way to college.

Slap Shot, 1977

Stars: Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse

Synopsis: Reggie Dunlop (Newman) is an aged player/coach for the Chiefs, a last-place minor league hockey team. The team adds new players who can only do two things well - fight and swear - and they use dirty play to start winning games. Straight-laced teammate Ned Braden (Ontkean) resents the new tactic, prompting Reggie to further torment him.

No. 3 The Karate Kid vs. No. 11 The Cutting Edge

The Karate Kid, 1984

Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue

Synopsis:  After arriving in California from New Jersey, teen Daniel Larusso (Macchio) runs into trouble with some karate-trained high school bullies. Mr. Miyagi (Morita), a caretaker in his apartment building, comes to Daniel's rescue by teaching him karate and mentoring him. Daniel goes on to fight in a karate tournament against his tormenters and wins, despite being injured in an earlier round.

The Cutting Edge, 1992

Stars: Moira Kelly, D.B. Sweeney, Roy Dotrice

Synopsis: Hockey player Doug Dorsey (Sweeney) suffers a career-ending eye injury, and Kate Moseley (Kelly) is a temperamental figure skater - and they both have very bad showings at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Kate's coach convinces Dough to skate with her. The movie follows Doug learning a new way to skate, Kate finally accepting a partner ("Toe pick!") and a love story worthy of a gold medal.

No. 4 Jerry Maguire vs. No. 5 When We Were Kings

Jerry Maquire 1996

Stars: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Renee Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jerry O'Connell

Synopsis:  Sports agent Jerry Maguire (Cruise) is fired for denouncing the corruptness of his business. So he decides to test his new philosophy, going it alone with the only coworker (Zellweger) and client (Gooding) who believe in him. Gooding nabbed an Oscar for his performance as NFL receiver Rod Tidwell.

When We Were Kings, 1996

Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King

Synopsis: The 1996 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature focuses on Muhammad Ali's stunning defeat of George Forman to regain his heavyweight title in the immortal 1974 fight dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle." Ali wins over the crowd in Zaire, which is ruled by a dictator, and speaks passionately about the dignity of the Africans. Ali executes his daring "rope-a-dope" strategy in some of the greatest fight footage ever shot.

No. 8 Hoop Dreams vs. No. 16 Little Big League

Hoop Dreams, 1994

Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee

The documentary follows two black basketball phenoms from Chicago, Agee and Gates, who get recruited to St. Joseph High School, a predominately white school with a highly regarded basketball program. The film captures the struggles of the boys and their families as they try to realize their dream of playing collegiate and pro basketball.

Little Big League

Stars: Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Jason Robards

Synopsis: Billy Heywood (Edwards) lives the dream of every 12-year-old alive during the 1990s - he owns and manages the Minnesota Twins. Unfortunately, he inherited the team from his recently deceased grandfather (Robards), he still has a curfew and the team stinks. Although the plot is far-fetched, the baseball action and dialogue are right on the nose.

Copyright 2014 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • No. 2 Caddyshack vs. No. 7 Slap Shot

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Caddyshack
    87%
    33 votes
    Slap Shot
    13%
    5 votes
  • No. 3 The Karate Kid vs. No. 11 The Cutting Edge

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    The Karate Kid
    83%
    30 votes
    The Cutting Edge
    17%
    6 votes
  • No. 4 Jerry Maguire vs. No. 5 When We Were Kings

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Jerry Maguire
    94%
    29 votes
    When We Were Kings
    6%
    2 votes
  • No. 8 Hoop Dreams vs. No. 16 Little Big League

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Hoop Dreams
    34%
    11 votes
    Little Big League
    66%
    21 votes
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