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Rounding First -- Twelve-year olds Joe, Tiger and Chris break out of Little League baseball camp in order to trail Joe's parents, who have lied to him about a mysterious trip they're taking.  The boys must piece together clues, avoid their parents, dodge the police, t

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Director:
Writer:
Jim Fleigner (written by)
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Release Date:
2006 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You never forget your last summer of childhood. See more »
Plot:
Three best friends embark on a road trip to discover the secret which their parents have been hiding. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
A sappy melodrama that misses the mark See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
John Michael Bolger ... Gene Pierce

Matthew Borish ... Eugene 'Tiger' Pierce Jr. (as Matt Borish)
Michael Dean ... Rascal

Soren Fulton ... Joe Koerner
Deborah Lee Johnson ... Martha Koerner

Michael E. Knight ... John Koerner
Sam Semenza ... Chris Corwin

Aaron Fiore ... Tommy

Robert X. Golphin ... Quick Mart Clerk
Lou Irizarry ... Baseball Manager

Brian L. King ... Ticket Taker (as Brian King)

William Stone Mahoney ... Gas Station Attendant (as William S. Mahoney)
Drucie McDaniel ... Crazy Mae

Jo Mercer ... Librarian
Jeff Mindock ... Catcher
Al D. Rodriguez ... Umpire
Rob Roy ... Lanky Bully

Jesus Ruiz ... Security Guard

Charlie Saxton ... Short Bully
Bob Walz ... Convenience Store Clerk
Maurice Ware ... Fat Bully

Vince Bandille ... Police Officer

Christopher Mann ... Police Officer
Missy Moyer ... Police Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kristopher Fried ... Jean Jacket Teenager (uncredited)
Natasha Tax ... Daughter in Court House (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Fleigner 
 
Writing credits
Jim Fleigner (written by)

Produced by
Laura Ferretti .... producer
Jim Fleigner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ludek Drizhal 
 
Cinematography by
Bradley Traver 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Fleigner 
 
Casting by
Toni Cusumano 
 
Production Design by
Jeff Riedy 
 
Set Decoration by
Milisa Brinton 
 
Costume Design by
Suzan Checksfield 
 
Makeup Department
Adrienne Bearden .... key makeup artist
Diane Dixon .... key hair stylist
Lindsay Irish-Desarno .... key makeup artist (as Lindsay Irish)
Donna Moyer .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Missy Moyer .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Kouromihelakis .... second second assistant director
Jason Rody .... first assistant director
Nick Vanderpool .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gwendolyn Carry .... property master
Alicia Jacobson .... scenic
 
Sound Department
Mark Prestifilippo .... sound engineer
Ye Zhang .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Tim Gallin .... stunt coordinator
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt driver
Gary Tacon .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Asbury .... gaffer
Chris Beattie .... key grip
David Brandon .... set electrician
Nick Broyer .... grip
Mark Catania .... additional dolly grip
Lindsay Curtius .... grip
Dave Fortino .... best boy grip
Chris Hensel .... grip
Joe Meccariello .... aerial cinematographer
Walter Thomson .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Ludek Drizhal .... conductor
Ludek Drizhal .... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Andrew Maz .... supervising score mixer
 
Other crew
Victor Avila .... film runner
Alison Cornell .... office production assistant
Patricia de Paula .... production coordinator
Christine Diaz .... production assistant
Stephanie Fetter .... production assistant
Meredith Frega .... office production assistant
Meridith Frega .... office production assistant
Hayley Fulton .... production assistant
Josette Hammerstone .... assistant location manager
Shelly L. Houser .... script supervisor
Jeff Keglovitz .... production assistant
Greg Mondjack Jr. .... production assistant
Rachel Richwine .... production assistant
Kyle Slusaw .... production assistant
Pierre Stefanos .... production secretary
Cheryl Tellechea .... production assistant
Rebecca Torres .... production assistant
Daniel Warner .... production assistant
Bruce Wrigley .... production accountant
Dave Zarenkiewicz .... location manager
 

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86 min
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Goofs:
Anachronisms: Though set in 1980, all the police cruisers during the chase scene are at least 1998 or newer Ford Crown Victorias.See more »
Quotes:
Chris:My mom's gonna kill me!See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A sappy melodrama that misses the mark, 25 December 2008
Author: mark-3976 from United States

I was looking forward to seeing this film since it was filmed, and financed, in my home town. First off the good thing about this film: the cinematography is good. However, everything else about this film is poorly formulated. The acting is bad across the board. It would be easy to dismiss the acting of the three children as poor but the adult actors don't seem to have any focus or direction. The script is poorly written. Little kids don't talk that way. The dialog sounds like it was written by an adult. The writer tries to increase the believability of the kid's dialog by adding adolescent phrases which come across as juvenile bathroom humor. The story moves ahead by random melodramatic events and not driven by the inner make up of the characters. The film takes place in 1980 which has absolutely nothing to do with the story. Director Jim Fleigner as twelve years old in 1980 which can explain the time period.

I have heard that the film had been granted an Restricted "R" rating by the MPAA due to showing children with firearms which is why the DVD is labeled as "Not Rated". But this sheds light on the core problem with the film: Fleigner made this film in a vacuum. As his first, and only, film, Fleigner didn't solicited feedback from industry professionals who could of raised the firearms issue as well as identifying an audience for this film. The first step in making a successful film starts with determining who is your audience and what type of film they want to see. I know of no audience group , neither adult nor child, who would sit through a film where children lament about issues that are only found in soap operas.

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