Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell is planning to retire, but then Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the South Carolina Buzz, the Twins AAA minor league team. Gus's mission is to... See full summary »
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
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
When Stan and Boca are sitting in the upper deck looking out at the field, before Stan's first game back, the mike can be seen at the top of the frame when the scene shifts to the front view. 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 »
If you like baseball, here is a good film for you. Bernie Mac is perfect in the title role as a Brewers baseball player with an ego the size of Milwaukee who retires just after he thinks he gets his 3000th hit, which he assumes will make him a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. Many years and no induction later, he learns that three of the hits did not count, and he returns to the game to get those three hits. Mac does a good job and actually fleshes out the character, as his return helps him learn more about being a team player. I really liked this film when I saw it.
*** out of ****
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