From the Dominican Republic come two teenage baseball players, best friends, competing against each other to live the American Dream.
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Alex Sosa ...
Alex
Rafael Rodríguez ...
Pepey
Margarita Durán ...
Herself (Pepey's Mother)
César Rodríguez ...
Himself (Pepey's Father)
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Jay Alou Jr. ...
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Cesar Geronimo Jr. ...
Agent
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Change Up is a documentary that follows the lives of best friends, Rafael "Pepey" Rodriguez, and Alex Sosa, two hard throwing pitchers from the economically poor, but baseball rich island of The Dominican Republic. The film follows the two teenagers after they have quit school to concentrate full time on being signed by the American Major League teams. The two, along with their agent, go on a year long string of tryouts, impressing Major League scouts with mid 90 mph pitching. The question is, will their lives change forever with the riches that come along with professional sports, or will they be destined to live a life in their home country, asking forever, what if? Written by Anonymous

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Two Friends One Dream


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Nasteee Change Up!
25 November 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Great story about two Major League Pitiching prospects in the Dominican Republic. Change Up offer's the viewer a great snapshot not only into the trials of young ballplayers in the DR trying to get out of the DR, but also focuses on the driving force behind their desired exodus; providing for their families. As a baseball fan I found the movie very interesting as it portrays these off-shore prospects as fair game to the highest bidder. Unfortunately, the reality is that for most, baseball remains just a game through little league, and for these teenagers quickly becomes the business of survival. As I found myself interested in the Baseball aspects, I caught my wife teary-eyed and focused on the human-side of the story, which the director's seamlessly integrate into the Baseball bravado. This movie offers the grit of 'Hoop Dreams' and the humanity of 'When We Were Kings', the viewer finds themself rooting for the young men to achieve their dreams.


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