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Summer Catch -- 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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ryan Dunne

Jessica Biel ... Tenley Parrish

Fred Ward ... Sean Dunne

Matthew Lillard ... Billy Brubaker

Brian Dennehy ... John Schiffner

Jason Gedrick ... Mike Dunne

Brittany Murphy ... Dede Mulligan

Bruce Davison ... Rand Parrish

Marc Blucas ... Miles Dalrymple

Wilmer Valderrama ... Mickey Dominguez

Corey Pearson ... Eric Van Leemer

Christian Kane ... Dale Robin

Cedric Pendleton ... Calvin Knight

Gabriel Mann ... Auggie Mulligan

Jed Rhein ... Pete (as Jed Robert Rhein)

Zena Grey ... Katie Parrish
Curt Gowdy ... Himself
Pat Burrell ... Himself
Dave Collins ... Himself
Doug Glanville ... Himself
Ken Griffey Jr. ... Himself
Jeff Kellogg ... Himself
Mike Lieberthal ... Himself

Hank Aaron ... Himself
Dick Allen ... Scout in Black Hat
Randi Layne ... Victoria Parrish

Traci Dinwiddie ... Lauren Hodges

Susan Gardner ... Marjorie
Courtney Driver ... Jenna
Jack Baun ... Chris Hunt

Tammy Arnold ... Vassar Graduate (as Tammy Christine Arnold)

Tim Lucason ... Hyannis Batter
Kenny Gasperson ... Statistician

Mark Robert Ellis ... Umpire
Herb Gains ... Angry Fan (as Herbert W. Gains)
Thaddeus Hill ... Coach Sully
Brock Keene ... Chatham Pitcher
Mike Ribaudo ... Chatham A #1

Matt Hobbie ... Chatham A #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nikki Griffin ... Auggie's Girlfriend (unconfirmed)

Abbey Wade ... Pete's Girlfriend (unconfirmed)
Lonnie Burchfield ... Bar Room Patron (uncredited)

Kelly Cole Childers ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
William Cranford ... Bar patron (uncredited)

Beverly D'Angelo ... Lusty House Mother (uncredited)

Jason Davis ... Fischer the Valet (uncredited)

Robert Harris ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Anghus Houvouras ... Fan (uncredited)
Joseph Joyner ... Crazy Fan (uncredited)
Kevin P. King ... Obnoxious Guy at Airport (uncredited)
Kyle Jason Louque ... Falmoth Player (uncredited)

John C. McGinley ... Hugh Alexander (uncredited)

Catherine Sewell ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Patrick Stogner ... Small Boy (uncredited)
Ryan Sweeney ... Baseball Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Tollin  (as Mike Tollin)
Writing credits
Kevin Falls (story)

Kevin Falls (screenplay) and
John Gatins (screenplay)

Produced by
Herb Gains .... executive producer
John Gatins .... co-producer
Brian Robbins .... producer
Michael Tollin .... producer
Sam Weisman .... producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Tarsha Vega 
Cinematography by
Tim Suhrstedt 
Film Editing by
Harvey Rosenstock 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Production Design by
John D. Kretschmer 
Set Decoration by
Steve Davis 
Costume Design by
Juliet Polcsa 
Makeup Department
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup artist: Freddie Prinze Jr. (as John Elliott Jr.)
Jeff Goodwin .... key makeup artist
JoJo Guthrie .... key hair stylist
Rick Pour .... assistant makeup artist
Coni Andress .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Herb Gains .... unit production manager (as Herbert W. Gains)
David E. Hall .... post-production supervisor
Timothy Marx .... production manager: second unit
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy M. Bourne .... first assistant director
J. David Brightbill .... second second assistant director
Rick Clark .... second assistant director
David C. Phillippi .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Jane Beck .... art department researcher
George W. Harding III .... greens
Kevin Hardison .... set designer
Tom Jones Jr. .... construction coordinator
Bill King .... graphic artist
Brian Kontz .... paint foreman
Otto Lindsey .... on-set dresser
John Sanders .... property master
Roger Scruggs .... construction foreman (as Roger B. Scruggs)
'Jungle Jim' Shaughnessy .... greens (as J. Shaughnessy)
Bob Smith .... lead man
Duane Williamson .... assistant property master
Randy Kenan .... mill foreman (uncredited)
Alton McClellan .... on-set scenic (uncredited)
John Weeks .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Aulicino .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Barris .... assistant sound editor
George Berndt .... adr supervisor
Brian Best .... sound effects editor
Jeffree Bloomer .... production sound mixer
Lance Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
William Cawley .... assistant sound editor
Bradley Clouse .... assistant sound editor
Marc Deschaine .... assistant sound editor
Joe Dorn .... adr editor
Michael Dressel .... supervising foley editor
Mildred Iatrou .... dialogue editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Jason King .... sound effects editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Steve Mann .... sound effects editor
Howard Neiman .... sound effects editor (as Howard S.M. Neiman)
Jay Nierenberg .... sound designer
Jay Nierenberg .... supervising sound editor
Andy Peach .... sound recordist
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Piotrowski .... boom operator
Michael Rayle .... cable person
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Tim Walston .... sound designer
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor
Bernard Weiser .... sound effects editor
Donna G. Walker .... post sound operations (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Michael Schorr .... special effects coordinator
Heath Hood .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging: THDX (uncredited)
John Copeman .... stunts
Cliff Fleming .... stunt pilot
Erika Laibson .... stunts
Dino Muccio .... stunts
Dean Mumford .... stunt coordinator
Tree O'Toole .... stunts
Mike Pridgen .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sonia Bland .... second assistant camera: "c" camera
Eddie Bowlin .... rigging gaffer
Andrew Casey .... Steadicam operator
Andrew Casey .... camera operator: "a" camera
Chris Dambra .... electrician
Mark Graves .... assistant chief lighting technician
Ken Hudson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Tony Jenzano .... video assist operator (as Tony Jenzano III)
John R. Kaplan .... best boy grip: second unit, Boston
Michael Dean Kiesling .... best boy grip
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Malcolm MacIntosh .... camera operator: "c" camera
John McIntyre .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Andrew R. Pridgen .... video playback operator
Derek Smith .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Van Starling .... clapper loader
Michael Tackett .... still photographer
Dascious Thomas .... key grip
Stephen Thompson .... chief lighting technician
Dan Turek .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (as Daniel A. Turek)
John Verardi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Troy N. Wade .... dolly grip
Simon Carey .... electrician (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Van Starling .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Shannon DeAntonio .... extras casting
Craig Fincannon .... casting associate
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Carin Levy .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorie L. LaBrant .... costumer
Leigh Leverett .... costume supervisor
Shea Masterson .... costumer
Rosalida Medina .... costumer
Anne K. Osborne .... costumer (as Annie Osborne)
Alice Powell .... key costumer
Jessica S. Smith .... costumer
Gina M. Timpanaro .... costumer (as Gina Timpanaro)
Editorial Department
Robert Berman .... first assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Daniel Kupresan .... assistant editor
Julie Rogers .... additional editor
Jeff Smithwick .... color timer
Matthew Cassel .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Lisa Brown .... assistant music supervisor
Michael Farrow .... additional music scoring mixer
Tom Fritze .... music score mixer
Tom Fritze .... score recordist
Christine H. Luethje .... assistant music editor
John Richards .... music score mixer
John Richards .... score recordist
Scott Stambler .... music editor
Amy Sultan .... music coordinator
Nick Vidar .... music programmer
Laura Ziffren .... music supervisor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tyler C. Daum .... transportation coordinator
Wayne Jones .... transportation captain
Linda Pickett .... driver
Randall Pickett .... driver
Brett Leslie .... driver (uncredited)
Scott Siler .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Stephanie Adams .... studio teacher (as Stephanie F. Adams)
Tammy Arnold .... dialect coach
Robert Brooke .... first aid
Michelle Lee Brown .... craft service
Simon Carey .... pilot: Condor
Cliff Duane Cochran .... staff assistant
Tony Colucci .... staff assistant
Rose Cox .... craft service
David Curtis .... staff assistant
Dilsey Davis .... staff assistant (as Dilsey M. Davis)
Jason Davis .... staff assistant
Louise DeCordoba .... production accountant
John DeSarno .... assistant caterer
Louis F. DiFelice .... location manager (as Louis DiFelice)
Thomas C. Dolan .... first aid
Mark Robert Ellis .... baseball coordinator
Tim Fitzgerald .... staff assistant
Sara Flamm .... assistant: Mr. Gains
Philippe Gallichet .... chef
Rebecca Hilliard .... production coordinator: second unit
Michael Hoffman .... staff assistant
Margie McLamb Holowaty .... assistant coordinator
Margie McLamb Holowaty .... baseball associate
William E. Hughes .... technical advisor (as Bill Hughes)
Jason Hutt .... assistant: Mr. Tollin
Ingrid Johanson .... production office coordinator
Thomas William Landrum .... assistant baseball coordinator
Michael J. Leone .... script supervisor (as Michael Leone)
Jessica Milazzo .... staff assistant
George Mims .... body double (as George Fielder)
George Mims .... stand-in (as George Fielder)
Crystal Moore .... staff assistant
Katie Panneck .... staff assistant
Thomas Parris .... staff assistant (as Thomas G. Parris)
Rudy A. Persico .... staff assistant
Victoria Person .... assistant production office coordinator
Kathy Rayle .... production secretary (as Kathy Parthemos)
Sally L. Robison .... first aid
Deborah Ross .... title designer
Craig Sanborn .... office staff assistant
Craig Sanborn .... staff assistant (as Kif Kiffington III)
Ryan Schaetzle .... assistant location manager
Karen Stark .... location manager: second unit
Andrew D. Stocker .... accounting assistant
Patricia Story .... unit publicist
Jennifer Taginski .... athletic trainer
Chad Wheeler .... staff assistant (as Chandler E. Wheeler)
LouAnn Wu .... staff assistant
Susie Yamamoto .... first assistant accountant
E. Michael Hewett .... location scout (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drinking
108 min | Argentina:105 min
Color (Technicolor)
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John Schiffner is the real life coach and manager of the Chatham A's.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Sean Dunne:Mr. Parrish. Remember my son Ryan?
Ryan:How are you doing?
Rand Parrish:Fellows, could you do me a favor and not park on the main driveway? Just use the service drive from now on. Thanks.
Sean Dunne:I drove by the Chamberlains'. I thought you were going to do their lawn.
Ryan:I had practice.
Sean Dunne:How's the coach?
Ryan:I told you not to talk to him.
Sean Dunne:I didn't.
Ryan:Someone told him the story about Mom dying.
Sean Dunne:Maybe someone's trying to help you.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Worn plot, tepid romance, 19 January 2002
Author: FlickJunkie-2 from Atlanta, GA

`Summer Catch' gets points for trying hard, but it is saddled with so many liabilities that it crashes and burns without getting much altitude. The script is a mish mash of tired themes. Small town boy makes good meets boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets baseball underdog gets big break. The film tries to bill itself as another `Bull Durham' but it has none of the subtlety, comedy or insider perspective of that film. Mostly this is just another lightweight Freddie Prinze, Jr. romantic comedy where Jessica Biel is the catch of the day.

Prinze plays his standard romantic hero role and tries to throw in some baseball. He is fair at both but keeps getting outshined by his supporting cast. I've never really understood the big sensation over Jessica Biel. She shows in this film that her acting is far inferior to her looks. Biel and Prinze interact like marble statues, nice to look at but no chemistry whatever.

The best performances were given by supporting cast members. Fred Ward does a terrific job as Ryan's dad. Brian Dennehy is always fabulous in supporting roles and does not disappoint as the coach of the A's. Brittany Murphy does a fantastic wild thing, with a provocative earthiness that is simultaneously seductive and cute.

There is not much substance here. The baseball scenes are weak and the romance is tepid. The film has some endearing moments but fails to distinguish itself except that it gets goofy far too often. I rated it a 5/10. Fans of Prinze and Biel will enjoy seeing them look sexy for an hour and three quarters. Others might want to miss it.

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