A young boy named Yankee Irving finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero - and make a difference against incredible odds - or he can play it safe. With ... See full summary »
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Simon J. Smith
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A young boy named Yankee Irving finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero - and make a difference against incredible odds - or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest. In the process, he restores his family's honor, befriends the world's biggest sports superstar, and reveals the hero within. Written by
Anthony Pereyra <email@example.com>
Loosely based on Joe Dimaggio not Babe Ruth; Dimaggio's bat was stolen at the height of the famous 56 game hitting streak. It was found and returned by a boy named Jimmy Ceres from Newark, NJ who searched for 5 days and found the bat. See more »
Towards the end of the movie when the car "Yankee" is riding in, crests the hill approaching Chicago. A view of what is supposed to be Wrigley Field (home of the Chicago Cubs) is seen in the distance. Around the top of the stadium is what appears to be lighting framework. The events of the film take place during the 1932 World Series. Lights were not installed at Wrigley Field until 1988. See more »
[Yankee and Darlin' have just had a bonding moment]
No, no. Thank you, Yankee.
Oh, brother! You could pour this stuff on pancakes!
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I had to wait for someone in the mall, and since it was "cheap day" at the cinema, I bought some popcorn and sat in on this film. I knew absolutely nothing about it except that it was a clean film, about baseball. I flinched when I saw it was animated, but soon began to enjoy it. I'm a daycare worker, and thought that the boy's movements and speech were VERY realistic for that age. (So help me, I was sure I knew the boy upon whom the character must be based!) I thought the plot was enjoyable, simple enough for even smallest children to grasp, with plenty of nostalgia thrown in for adults (eg. ancient train station way out in the boondocks in the middle of the night). I did NOT care much for the talking baseball's script -- a cliché here and there is expected, but we ALWAYS knew what was going to come out of the baseball's mouth. The talking bat was cute. The ending was satisfying. Plenty of violence in this film, but it's a good kind: the bad guy keeps trying to be mean, so things "happen" to him.
The bonus in this film was seeing how a boy supports his parents in a moment of crisis, instead of badmouthing them and disobeying them. Oh, yes, almost forgot -- loved the depiction of the mother -- she looked so... real for that time. Great film overall.
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