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Mickey (2004)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  30 April 2004 (USA)
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A widowed lawyer wanted by the IRS assumes a new identity and signs his now-too-old son up for one more year of Little League. However, this may have been a mistake, as his son's dominance ... See full summary »

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A widowed lawyer wanted by the IRS assumes a new identity and signs his now-too-old son up for one more year of Little League. However, this may have been a mistake, as his son's dominance captures the media's attention as his team careens toward the Little League World Series. Written by Strunkinator

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Rated PG for thematic elements
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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$75,235 (USA) (30 April 2004)

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$293,793 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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The hair of Harry Connick Jr. and Shawn Salinas was lightened for their early scenes as Tripp and Derrick and was returned more to their natural color when they played Glen and Mickey. See more »

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In the LLWS Final against Cuba, the Cuban pitcher, while up to bat, hits a home run in the first inning. In the original shot his foot is still inside the box but in the overhead shot (01:21:13) his front foot is in the opposite batter's box and going by LL rule he should be out. See more »

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[opening narration]
Commissioner: They can throw curveballs and hit homeruns, they still listen to their fathers... most of the time. And what every dad wants is just one more season. It's the City Championship, the final game of the year. The father calls the pitches, the son always delivers.
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I enjoyed it!
23 July 2004 | by (Charlottesville, V A) – See all my reviews

As a former Little League dad and Little League coach, I was curious about the movie, particularly because part of it was filmed in our home town. So I admit to a little bias when I see some people I know in the movie.

That notwithstanding, I very much enjoyed it. The producers decided to cast baseball players and teach them to act, rather than trying to teach actors to play baseball. The baseball sequences are well done, and very realistic to Little League experience.

I was wondering how they were going to deal with the basic problem of making a feel-good ending out of a pretty lousy set of circumstances, and I really thought they did it well.

I suspect that it will not get great reviews -- there is not a lot of complexity and brooding and foreboding, no sex, violence or cursing, etc.

It's a little like "The Mighty Ducks"; the fact pattern is believable if improbable, kids mature and succeed, parent makes a good connection with a love interest, and by the end you like the characters and you care what happens to them.

Good summer flick.


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