Often called "The Chicago Swingers," ALLEYBALL follows a group of wiffleball-playing late bloomers as they meander through what could be their last summer together in Chicago. Stuart, the ... See full summary »
Larry Joe Campbell,
Johnny Ray Meeks
Though it's been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
Stan Ross was a baseball superstar who turned his back on the game years ago when he finally hit 3,000 hits. Years later, he's now a successful, self-made entrepreneur whose many businesses revolve around his title: Mr. 3000. But a clerical error has proven that Stan is just short three hits of his spectacular hit record. Now, with time on his side and the potential to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Stan must return back to the game and get back his title. But things have changed with age, and as Stan finds out, it's not too easy to get back into the game when he hasn't played for years, and he's nearing 50. Written by
Two-time World Series Champion Buster Posey appears as a batter getting a hit for the "Astros." He was 17 years old and still in high school when he appeared in the film. See more »
The 3,000 hit baseball is an Official Major League ball. They were introduced in 2000, so it should be an Official American League ball. See more »
[Stan is in a commerical]
You don't like me because I sign autographs.
[hits a baseball]
You don't like me because I tell you what's on my mind.
[Hits another baseball]
But you love me because I am the greatest hitters alive!
[swings a few more hits]
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Without sports, this would have been a short film. See more »
Enjoyed this film primarily because of the great acting of Bernie Mac,"Guess Who", and his girlfriend in the film, Angela Bassett,(Maureen "Mo" Simmons),"Sunshine State". Bernie plays the role of a super baseball player who winds up having to prove himself all over again in the eyes of the Hall of Fame Judges. There are plenty of laughs and some very warm and sexy scenes with "Mo" who plays a CNN News reporter who has interviews with Bernie and has a quick tongue in response to his remarks about being in love and wanting to tie the knot. If it were not for the above mentioned actors, this film would have fallen completely on its head. Thanks Bernie Mac !
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