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Pitcher and the Pin-Up (2003)

The Road Home (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Family | 14 June 2003 (USA)
The Road Home is the classic Americana love story. It is about unconditional love and fate. It also shows how baseball is not only a metaphor for America but for our story's hero, Danny Foster, as well.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Johnson ...
David A. Burr ...
Paul Ford (as David Alan Burr)
Ryan Sparks ...
Brittan Camden ...
Stephen Retchless ...
Ashleigh Synder ...
Chris Stanley ...
Radio Voice (voice)
D.J. Voice (voice)
Melissa Curtis (as Corinna Harney-Jones)
Donald Turner ...
Michael Shapiro ...
Robert Blomstrom ...
Colin Ward ...
Gregory Hamm ...


Growing up in Las Vegas, Danny and Melissa meet at age eight and are destined to become life long friends. During their teen years they cling to each other for love and security but as they grow older their lives take different paths. Danny fills the void in his heart with his passion and love for America's favorite pastime. While Melissa, filled with the insecurities of her youth, struggles to find the strength to pursue her childhood dreams. Although apart, their lives are forever connected. Like a glorious seven game world series, "The Road Home" is a story of imperishable hope, courage, faith, love and coming home. Written by Anonymous

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Do you remember your first love...


Action | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language




Release Date:

14 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Pitcher and the Pin-Up  »

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1.85 : 1
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Yessssss!!!! A Diamond Discovery

This film is not for the jaded or the cranky film geeks that shriek whenever they see a mainstream independent movie about love and difficult emotions, and then go on to dismiss it as unoriginal or cliche. It is the filmmakers responsibility to please an audience with honest emotions, good or bad. If you don't like the way the characters act then take a look in the mirror and when do we ever like every character in a movie? In this movie most of the characters are redeeming, that's what matters. Some people can't deal with love and that's exactly what this movie is about. The characters in this film represent who we are, we get upset, we do cry out, we do make stupid decisions! There is no drama without those elements. It's our final decision that counts. This movie is about hope and reconciliation. It's tied together so well, it just made sense, I've been one of those characters and maybe that's why I connected so well with it. I mean I love this movie. It's crafted in a beautiful and moving way, so what if it's totally unoriginal so what if it's schmaltzy, it's good "American Corn." Audiences will love this movie. The use of baseball in the film is manifested in a brilliant way as it fuels the story within the characters intersecting lives. It's a completely original way of using baseball as a metaphor for who we are. It's not your typical feel good movie, it pays great attention to detail and the acting is very good. It's the first truly independent film I've seen with heart. To use a cliche proudly, The Road Home.

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