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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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

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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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Did You Know?


The character of Miles Dalrymple played by Marc Blucas is partly named after Clay Dalrymple, a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1960-1968. See more »


In the movie, they refer to Framingham State as a junior college when it is a 4 year state school. See more »


Ryan: [angry at the umpire at the Hyannis game] Does his wife know he's screwin us?
John Schiffner: All right, let's not have a meltdown...
Billy: It's me...
Ryan: What?
Billy: Yeah, I don't think he appreciates me fartin' in his face all night... First it was accidental, now I'm tryin' to make him cry... and I'm pretty sure I just poo-pooed in my panties...
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References Wing Commander (1999) See more »


Written by Keith Volpone, Walter Brandt and Bill Brandt aka We 3 Kings
Performed by Clara Star
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Another Teen Movie, Just Like The Rest
17 March 2002 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

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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