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
The batter at home plate when the camera pans Veterans Field (Chatham's real home field on Cape Cod, the one with the playground) is Hyannis's Brendan Harris, who made his major league debut in 2004 with the Chicago Cubs. See more »
We see several shots of two players on the same team wearing the number "26". See more »
You don't understand...
Understand what? Being broke? I understand!
Understand what? Doing something you love? I understand! I love standing on that mound with a baseball in my hand... Staring at a guy holdin' a club *60* feet away... KNOWING... that he can't touch me... It is the only place in the world that I feel powerful...
Why are you so scared?
Scared of what?
Of everything! Success? Love? You say you love getting on that mound and playing baseball! Why would you ever settle for ...
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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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