Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball ... See full summary »
Paul Michael Glaser
Charles Gitonga Maina,
Another Disney underdog sports team of misfit kids (soccer this time) learns to play a new sport and become champions, while building self-esteem, making friends and solving a variety of ... See full summary »
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Jay O. Sanders
Roger who has lost his mother is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are one of the biggest fans of the Los Angeles baseball team he has got only two dreams: Living together with a real family and let LA win the championship. As he is praying for these two things to happen some angels show up in order to help him - but he is the only one to see them and believe in them. Fortunately the coach of the baseball team sees his abilities and so LA has a run to the finals... Written by
Two of the actors who played Angels players, Adrien Brody and Matthew McConaughey, would go on to win Academy Awards for Best Actor. See more »
During one of the first games shown, Whitt Bass is shown as the Angels starting pitcher. In the very next game he is also shown pitching. This is only possible if he is a reliever, but he was previously shown as a starter. See more »
Roger, do you believe in heaven?
I guess. That's where they said my mom went.
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Hippy Hippy Shake
Written by Robert L. Romero
Performed by The Swinging Blue Jeans (as Swinging Blue Jeans)
Courtesy of EMI Records, USA, A Division of ERG
Under License from CEMA Special Markets See more »
I really enjoyed this movie as a young kid. At that age I thought that the silly baseball antics were funny and that the movie was "cool" because of it's about sports. Now, several years later, I can look back and see what a well designed movie this was. This movie opened my eyes as a small child to the struggles other children dealt with and real world issues. That kind of exposure is largely lacking in kids movies these days which I don't think is to our society's benefit. Sure the baseball antics seem really dumb now, but they drew kids in. No seven year old is going to ask to see a movie about foster children, but they will ask to see a movie about baseball. Disney realized this fact and took advantage of it to teach these children an important lesson about the world.
As a young adult the performance of Al and the other angels seems far less impressive, however I will give credit to the actors playing both children and Danny Glover who all did a fantastic job.
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