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Pastime (1990)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 23 August 1991 (USA)
Roy Dean Bream (Russ who co-starred on Boy Meets World) plays a veteran minor league hurler in 1957 tutoring young phenom fireballer Tyrone Debray (Plummer). This is Bull Durham taken ... See full summary »

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(as D.M. Eyre Jr.)
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Cal
Ernie Banks ...
Steamer Fan
Ernie Lee Banks ...
Steamer Fan
Joey Banks ...
Slinding Base Runner
Mark Benedetto ...
Beaned Bomber
Susan Cash ...
Mrs. Laporte
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Pool Player
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Art
Bob Feller ...
VFW Man
Charles Fick ...
1st First Base Umpire (as Chuck Fick)
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Woman at Bar
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Hahn
John Homa ...
Frank
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Ethel
Harmon Killebrew ...
VFW Man
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Roy Dean Bream (Russ who co-starred on Boy Meets World) plays a veteran minor league hurler in 1957 tutoring young phenom fireballer Tyrone Debray (Plummer). This is Bull Durham taken seriously with cameos by Bob Feller, Duke Snider, Ernie Banks, Don Newcombe, Bill Mazeroski and Harmon Killebrew. A solid performance by Russ and Plummer but script wears down at the end. Well worth seeing though. Written by sandlot3

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A story of a major miracle in the minor leagues.

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Drama | Sport

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23 August 1991 (USA)  »

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One Cup of Coffee  »

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$267,265 (USA)
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Directorial debut for Robin B. Armstrong. See more »

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Early on in the movie the announcer says "Now batting for the Steamers #4", when the Steamers are in the field. See more »

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References The Cameraman (1928) See more »

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Sleepwalk
Written and performed by Santo & Johnny
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One of the greatest baseball films I have ever seen. 10/10
21 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, springtime's around the corner, and that means baseball season's around the corner as well. I had picked up a VHS copy of this film on eBay from someone in Denholm, and after watching it, it automatically became one of the best baseball films I have ever seen (THE best I've seen, is of course, Field of Dreams, which I will review at another time), maybe even one of the greatest films I've ever seen.

The movie is set in 1957, and centers around veteran minor league pitcher for the Steamers, Roy Dean Bream (Played by William Russ from Boy Meets World) whose sheer love of the game has kept him in it well past the height of his career, a three week stint in the major leagues twelve years earlier. In comes Tyrone Debray (Played by Glenn Plummer), a black (or African-American) seventeen year-old rookie, who joins the Steamers and befriends Roy. They end up challenging the racism, envy, and disbelief of the other players, one of the other players being played by Patrick O'Bryan from 976-EVIL.

I really did like Russ' character as well as the character of Tyrone. One notable moment was when Roy asked Tyrone if he wanted a drink, Tyrone tells him that he's seventeen and then Roy offers him soda instead. And how could I write this review without mentioning Jeffrey Tambor's character of Peter LaPorte, the Steamers manager, who in my opinion, made for slight comic relief. The movie also features cameos by six of the greatest major league baseball players of all time, including, Duke Snider, Bob Feller, Ernie Banks, Harmon Killebrew, Bill Mazeroski, and Don Newcombe.

Highly recommended.

EXTRAS: The Cineplex Odeon logo appears at both the beginning and the end of the tape, but that's it.


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