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Summer Catch (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 August 2001 (USA)
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A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.


(as Mike Tollin)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jed Rhein ...
Pete (as Jed Robert Rhein)


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 KGF Vissers

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Baseball's a sport. Love's the game for Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drinking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hot Summer  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,018,593 (USA) (24 August 2001)


$19,693,891 (USA) (26 October 2001)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the beginning of the film prinze refers to "The Big Hurt" having played in the league. He is referring to hall of famer Frank Thomas. See more »


At a couple of points in the movie, characters are shown reading Internet news articles about the baseball season. In both cases close inspection shows that the URL of the pages begins with "file:///", meaning that the page is not online but on the local computer. See more »


Ryan: [to Pete after he tells Ryan that he's a great pitcher] Yeah? Well... What you think don't mean shit!...
[Pete and Auggie are confused]
Ryan: ...What?... Look all that matters is making it... Getting signed and cashing a check! And right now, I'm lucky if some scout from Po-dunk lets me pitch batting practice for the next couple of seasons!
Auggie: No you're wrong!
Ryan: Bullshit! That's all that matters!
Auggie: No bullshit! What matters is there's some of us who would say you've already made it! Some of us - Some of us ...
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Referenced in BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) See more »


Sweet Summer
Written by Aaron Kamin and Alex Band
Produced by Radford and Trent Slatton
Performed by Radford
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment
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Biel and Summer Catch are Hot....
11 May 2003 | by (Cape Cod, MA) – See all my reviews

I grew up on Cape Cod. First of all Summer Catch was filmed in North Carolina not the Cape. One Crazy Summer (John Cusack/Demi Moore) was filmed in my hometown on the Cape but I hear the unions make it near impossible to film in Massachusetts now. Some of the pictures of fields and buildings were really from Chatham however. Much of Summer Catch rings true. Very few Cape kids actually have ever played in the Cape League. It is elite baseball. The summer on the Cape is full of babes and booze just like the film shows. The rich of the rich have summer homes on Cape Cod (like Rand in the film)and I was a "lawn boy" just like Freddie Prinz back in the 80s but not good enough to make the Cape League baseball. I could relate to this film and enjoyed it thoroughly. It brought me back to the parties and warm summer nights on the Cape that have a feeling like no where else on Earth. Rent it or catch it on HBO like I did. As for Ms Biel I am a fan for life and I hope she has a great career and maybe comes down to the Cape and parties with us sometime. She burns up the screen. I saw Scooby Doo before this film so seeing Shaggy catching and Fred pitch it made movie a little funny and I ws waiting for Scooby to run on field. Final Analysis...Summer Catch is a Grand Slam!!!

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