Frankie Humphrees has never known any life besides one of ballet and strict practice of her grandmother. When Frankie visits the local ballpark, she spots a sign stating that there are ... See full summary »

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Phoebe Harkness
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Hazel Perez
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Antonio Perez (as Richard Yñiguez)
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Carlos Perez
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Carmine, Pup (as Richard deKlerk)
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Neil Denis ...
Abdul, Pup
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Cynthia Anhault
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Millicent Ferrar
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Frankie Humphrees has never known any life besides one of ballet and strict practice of her grandmother. When Frankie visits the local ballpark, she spots a sign stating that there are tryouts for baseball. Frankie has always had an admiration for the sport but was never able to with her grandmother's disapproval of the sport and her busy ballet schedule. Once attending the tryouts, Frankie must figure out how to balance both ballet and baseball while keeping it a secret from her grandmother. With the help of her best friend Hazel, Frankie will learn that sometimes, you have to follow your own dreams, no matter what others think. Written by NikNak

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8 October 2000 (USA)  »

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Roots and Wings  »

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Coach Anhault: Uhmm, Radish and Frankie, you guys come with me.
Rajiv, Pup: It's Rajiv!
Coach Anhault: Rashnish, Grounder!
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Waltz of the Flowers
from "The Nutcracker"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as P. Tchaikovsky)
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Understanding the growing up years
5 November 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Nicely and intelligently played by the two young girls, Mischa Barton as Frankie, and Ingrid Uribe as Hazel, although the plot is rather a stretch of the imagination. Young Hazel running for mayor seems out of place, to be honest.

While the acting is well done by all concerned the movie tends to lack a genuine atmosphere of drama. Perhaps we've grown to expect gritty reality in movies, rather like comparing Pollyanna to How Green Was My Valley! Never mind, each of them are good in their own way.

I do admire Joan Plowright even if her role is somewhat subdued here. Middle of the road entertainment well suited for younger viewers, and how nice at times to be exposed to fine classical music which is almost a rarity!

I find this movie to be a welcomed change as it reflects quieter, thoughtful values for the growing up years, and no violence thank goodness. A warm family film to enjoy.


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