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.


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Jed Rhein ...
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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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  »

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Box Office


$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Real-life baseball player, Christopher Rosado (a Boston College graduate), appears briefly as the left-fielder on Ryan Dunne's team. See more »


Brubaker slides home head first. As he comes to the dugout, he is giving his team mates high-fives. The front of his uniform is spotlessly clean. See more »


Sean Dunne: Tough loss tonight. Nine innings, six hits, five runs, three walks, eight strikeouts and one big mistake. I was talking to one of the scouts, the guy in the suspenders. He's from the Phillies. He was curious about your college career. I made up a few stories.
Ryan: That's great, Dad.
Sean Dunne: I'm trying to help here, hotshot. Most important thing in your life, you don't want my help? Not interested?
Ryan: I got some place to be!
[he runs away]
Sean Dunne: Chasing some Shore Road princess who's trying to get Daddy's attention by...
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References Wing Commander (1999) See more »


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Written by Sam Hollander, David Schommer and Tarsha Vega
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Let yourself be great
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually vomited and pooped out the wrong holes while watching this film. After I awoke from my epileptic seizure caused by the line uttered by Jessica Beil (Let yourself be great), I found myself imprisoned in some sort of Russian Gulag. I was beaten and tortured day and night for two years, but this pain could not compare to that which I experienced while watching this film. After being released from the Siberian Prison, doctors told me that I am now slightly retarded, not from the malnutrition of the forced labor camp, but from (as you may have guessed) watching Summer Catch. I am married now and my children were born with flipper fins because my wife and I conceived our children while watching this movie. I have enrolled them in the institute for children with mutations caused by "Summer Catch" also known as ICMCSC. I have started selling bracelets similar to those created by Lance Armstrong to help fund ICMCSC. They read: "Summer Catch Ruined My Life". An alternative slogan, that was later rejected, read: Let Yourself...Summer Catch Sucks. Till my dying day I will never forgive those who have taken so much from me. I have made peace with my alcoholic abusive father, I have forgiven that one guy who stole my car and then ran me over with it, I have even buried the hatchet with my cousin who actually lit me on fire and then peed on me to put it out, but since he had so much alcohol in his system, it actually further engulfed me in flames...but I will always carry the hate for those who made, starred in, and produced this Godless abomination of a film. Have a nice day.

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