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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Honus Wagner
Joe Soshack
Reeny Soshack
Matt Aquin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Bajer ...
Chad Bruce ...
Mrs. Young
Program Boy (as Kerr Hewitt)
Babe Adams
Robert Huculak ...
Matt Kippen ...
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Drama | Family | Fantasy | Sport

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Rated PG for mild language and some violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

4 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Honus and Me  »

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Did You Know?


To get into shape to play baseball legend Honus Wagner, Matthew Modine was invited by Cal Ripken Jr to join the squad of the Ironbirds, a minor league baseball team owned by Ripken in Aberdeen Maryland. Modine's 17-year-old son accompanied him and the two warmed up with the team and also played in several training games with the squad. See more »


Supposedly in 1985, when young Joe does his home run, a modern-day White Buick Rendezvous can be seen parked in a driveway behind the field. See more »


Honus Wagner: There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer.
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Earnest But Confused Fantasy
4 April 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The direction on this TBS TV movie is good, the performances are fine, the photography is handsome and interesting, but the script is a bit of a muddled mess. Nominally about life lessons and the importance of following your dreams, the movie turns into a rather mushy and ill-defined wish-fulfillment fantasy all around.

Joe's family is suffering through a bout of poverty when he comes across a rare baseball card of Honus Wagner worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. But the card does not solve his family's financial problems. Instead it sends him back to the 1909 World Series where he meets Wagner, and makes him several years older. Then later, after it appears to have all been a dream, it works further, concrete magic. This is a problem with ill-defined fantasy: if it can do anything, then it fails to keep the story's allegorical sense straight.

The script is a bit better at hinting at the complexities of life as a professional ballplayer in the era that saw Wagner and Ty Cobb square off against each other in the World Series, but the main story is a bit random. Perhaps the novel it was drawn from simply had too many subplots for the screenwriter to handle elegantly.

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