In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion. The head coach is deified, as long as the team is winning and 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the... See full summary »
James Van Der Beek,
At the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, we see Doug Dorsey battered in a vicious hockey game against West Germany. We then see Kate Moseley doing her program and falling when a lift goes ... See full summary »
Ryan Dunne, a nice high-school kid, who works hard mowing lawns for dad Sean's firm, is caught between loyalty to Sir, who cynically believes neither of his sons will even climb the social ladder, and big brother Mike, who scolds Ryan's lack of ambition to go all the way to be recruiter for for a baseball college scholarship, which Mike had to abandon due to a wound. To complicate matters, he falls in love with a snob client's daughter. Written by
John Schiffner is the real life coach and manager of the Chatham A's. See more »
When Ryan's buddies are keeping track of the number of strikeouts that he gets in the last game by posting the 'K' signs they mistakenly post the Ks backwards when batters swing at the third strike. The backwards K is the baseball scorekeeping symbol for a strikeout in which the batter does not swing at the third strike. (Though this might be excused as character error). See more »
[looks back at Miles's girlfriend]
That is unhealthy...
Can we not do this again?
Domo, don't you think that's unhealthy?
Wait, you think all sex is unhealthy. Never mind... What I'm sayin' is... Miles, these women are too big to be foolin' with... I'm afraid that in the heat of passion, one of 'em is gonna roll over on you... squash you dead!
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Freddie Prinze Jr. only knows how to do teen movies. I mean he's going to be labeled a teen heart throb forever, even when he is old and gray. I don't think he knows how to do any other roles than that of the teen hunk who gets the girl. Okay, so I guess that's why he said he'd do Summer Catch. Yeah, so he gets to be a baseball player in the movie. That's supposed to shed his teen hunk image? I think not.
Love stories. Every single teen movie is a love story. And every single movie Freddie's been in has basically been that... a teen love story. In Summer Catch he plays Ryan Dunne, aspiring baseball player. What do you think happens? Ah yes, young Ryan falls in love with the rich Tenley Parrish (played by Jessica Biel). What do you think happens? Lots and lots of heartbreak followed by lots and lots of love. That's the same situation in all of these teeny movies.
The thing I don't get is that Jessica Biel says she wants to get away from these teen type images like in 7th Heaven, yet look who she plays in Summer Catch. And Freddie? Well he's probably going to be seen playing the dumb hunky jock in She's All That Part 2 or The Dinner Club. Ah, let's not get started. He might actually take me seriously.
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