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Writers (WGA):
Dan Gutman (book)
Steve Bloom (teleplay)
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Release Date:
4 April 2004 (USA) See more »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Matthew Modine ... Honus Wagner

Kristin Davis ... Mandy

Shawn Hatosy ... Joe Soshack

William Lee Scott ... Ty Cobb

Samantha Weinstein ... Reeny Soshack
Matt Aquin ... Owen Wilson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Bajer ... Flo
Chad Bruce ... Photographer

Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Young

Rebecca Gibson ... Flora

Michal Grajewski ... Viv

Kerr Hewitt ... Program Boy

Ryan Hollyman ... Babe Adams
Robert Huculak ... Stranger
Matt Kippen ... Tiger Player #2
Dave Lemoine ... Sam Crawford

Stan Lesk ... Nate

Michael McMurtry ... Stanley Piedmont

Carin Moffat ... Terry Soshack
Steve Ratzlaff ... Hotel Clerk

Mark Rendall ... Joe Soshack (at 11)

Sandy Robson ... Dots Miller
Colin Rosemont ... Mike Petty
Darren Ross ... Tiger Player #1
Ray Shuper ... Second Base Umpire
R. Morgan Slade ... Vendor
Candace Smith ... Nurse
Blake Taylor ... Groudskeeper

John Tench ... Cap Clarke
Barry Wowk ... Homeplate Umpire
Cory Cassidy ... Colin Tribula / Fan (uncredited)
Ryan DeLong ... Scoreboard Guy (uncredited)

Rosemary Dunsmore ... Mrs. Henton (uncredited)

Directed by
John Kent Harrison 
Writing credits
Dan Gutman (book "Honus and Me")

Steve Bloom (teleplay)

Produced by
Lesley Oswald .... producer
Robert Riesenberg .... executive producer
David A. Rosemont .... executive producer
Original Music by
Lawrence Shragge 
Cinematography by
André Pienaar (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael D. Ornstein 
Casting by
Lisa Freiberger 
Production Design by
Jeff Ginn 
Set Decoration by
Shawna Balas 
Costume Design by
Delphine White 
Makeup Department
Beth Ann McIvor .... daily makeup assistant
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danielle Dumesnil .... second assistant director
Michael Peleshok .... assistant director
Kevin Thomson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ricardo Alms .... property assistant
Nick Burns .... storyboard artist
Olaf Dux .... construction coordinator
Kate Grant .... property master
Alexis Labra .... on-set dresser
Bill MacInnis .... lead dresser
Bill Sinosich .... head carpenter
Bob Stewart .... art department coordinator
Jonathan Van Winkle .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Don Baker .... sound assistant
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Stuart French .... sound recordist
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Stephen Grubbs .... supervising sound editor
Stan Mak .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Ricardo Alms .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Loren Bivens .... lead CGI animator
Deane Boeka .... lead compositor
Brian Conlon .... digital compositor
Chris DeCristo .... digital compositor
George Garcia .... lead matte artist
Bill Graham .... lead matte artist
Robert Scifo .... lead matte artist (as Bob Scifo)
Craig Weiss .... visual effects supervisor
Niel Wray .... digital effects artist
Craig Skene .... stunt performer
Rick Skene .... stunt coordinator
Glen Thompson .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Arlea Ashcroft .... electrician
Gabriele DiChiara .... gaffer
Keith Eidse .... assistant camera: second unit
Mike Gowland .... best boy electric
Jason Heke .... assistant camera
Joao Holowka .... lamp operator
Jay Kohne .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Clayton Richard-Long .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Roy .... electrician
Mark Silver .... key grip
Alison J. Stewart .... grip (as Alison Rigby)
Casting Department
Eleanor Erum .... extras casting assistant
Kathleen Howell .... casting associate: Toronto
Kari Rieger .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Dunfield .... costume set supervisor
Lauren D. Martin .... costume trainee
Ton Pascal .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Dana B. Wilson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Richard Bronskill .... orchestrator
Rick Giovinazzo .... orchestrator
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Michael Stern .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Brian 'Shaky' Johnson .... transportation captain
Other crew
Chantel Bourrier .... production assistant
Jason Campbell .... location production assistant
Paul Courchaine .... payroll accountant
Jordan Fines .... animal trainer (as Jordan Heppner)
Kate Gajdosik .... first assistant accountant
Eileen Gano .... craft service first aid
Robb Inniss .... office production assistant
Tamara Mauthe .... production coordinator
Spencer Maybee .... stand-in: Matthew Modine
Kevin McEveety .... production accountant
Allan McGowan .... security officer
Michael Peleshok .... set production assistant
Kerrie Reid .... extras wrangler
Cliff Sumter .... assistant location manager
Dave Watson .... production executive
Khali Wenaus .... office production assistant
Colleen Wowchuk .... assistant production coordinator
Tracy Young .... script supervisor
Rowan Harland .... animal trainer (uncredited)

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Rated PG for mild language and some violence
USA:120 min (including commercials) | Germany:87 min | Argentina:88 min

Did You Know?

Joe's original line about Ty Cobb in 1985 "By the way, in 1985, it's widely known that you were a homosexual." had to be changed because everyone kept laughing too loud.See more »
Anachronisms: When Honus couldn't sleep before the deciding Game 7, Joe turned on the light. There everyone can watch the lamp... that obviously isn't from 1909.See more »
Honus Wagner:There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer.See more »


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A boy gets to live his baseball fantasy, 16 March 2014
Author: richard-1787 ( from United States

There are all sorts of problems with this movie, which I will leave for others to point out.

At its best, this movie tells a wonderful story, that of a little boy who loves baseball but isn't very good at it. He is granted an astounding opportunity, that he doesn't even ask for: he gets to play baseball with one of the early greats, Honus Wagner, against one of the early Satans - and greats - Ty Cobb. It is every little boy's fantasy, and he gets to live it.

The rest of the movie is sentimental, like a Hallmark Hall of Fame special. That's all very nice, of course.

But the little boy's fantasy, which will be understood by any man who has not grown so old as to have forgotten what it was like to be a little boy, is golden.

I have no idea if this movie has anything to say to women. Perhaps not. I've never been a woman, so I can't say.

But if you were ever a little boy and loved baseball, no matter how bad you were at it, this movie has a lot to say to you.

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