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Everyone's Hero (2006)

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A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

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Officer Bryant / Additional Voices (voice)
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Yankee Irving (voice)
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Rosetta Brewster (voice)
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Sandlot Kid #1 (voice)
Ralph Coppola ...
Sandlot Kid #2 (voice)
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Babe Ruth (voice)
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Darlin' (voice)
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Announcer (voice)
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Hobo Louie (voice)
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Bully Kid Tubby (voice)
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Hobo Andy / Maitre D' (voice)
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Lefty Maginnis (voice)
Marcus Maurice ...
Willie (voice)
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Emily Irving (voice)
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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 <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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A grand slam motion picture for all ages! See more »


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15 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Untitled IDT Entertainment Project  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,061,762 (USA) (17 September 2006)

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$14,522,427 (USA) (3 December 2006)
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This is the film Christopher Reeve was working on at the time of his death. See more »

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In the final scenes at Wrigley field the aerial shot of the diamond shows the foul lines not lining up with the back of home plate. See more »

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Darlin': [to Screwie] Face it, Leatherface. You're beat.
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In Memory of Christopher & Dana Reeve. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.9 (2009) See more »

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What You Do
Written by Sy Oliver, James Oliver Young, Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis
Performed by Wyclef Jean featuring Kontrast
Produced by Wyclef Jean, Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis & Keith "Lil' Wonda" Duplessis
Wyclef Jean appears courtesy of J Records
Kontrast appears courtesy of Clef Records Inc.
By arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Contains a sample of "'Tain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)"
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I'm a Cubs fan, so what am I supposed to say? ;)
11 September 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

OK, I know it was a kid's movie, but couldn't they have picked another team to be the villains of the movie? LOL, OK, but other than that I watched Everyone's Hero last night, wasn't too sure what it was about before I watched it, and I checked out the rating on IMDb, 5.4 isn't that good for an animated film that usually gets 6.0 or above. But I can understand why, Everyone's Hero didn't really blow me away or got me excited. I'm not basing this on the fact that I'm a Cubs fan, just the story was alright, it's perfect for a kid's movie, it's just a good clean cut story, but for adults, it doesn't really give anything for them to enjoy it with their kids. But while this movie was probably aimed for the kids, it seemed like the writer was maybe expecting like another Shrek or The Incredables, where the whole family could enjoy it, but it ended up being just a kid's flick.

Yankee Irving is a young boy who isn't that good at baseball, but he has big dreams to play as a New York Yankee. It's 1932, his hero is Babe Ruth, and Babe Ruth has a lucky bat, Darlin', but Darlin' is taken by the Cub's pitcher, Lefty, to win the World Series. Yankee's dad is fired from Yankee Stadium, he's the janitor, so it was his job to make sure that everything was secure. Yankee finds a ball that can talk to only him; together they go to look for the bat, they find it, but want to take it to Chicago to give it to Babe Ruth himself. But Yankee has to make sure to keep it away from Lefty and the Cubs manager.

Everyone's Hero isn't a bad movie by any means, it's just a kid's movie, I guess I was expecting more. Not to mention the Cubs bashing was hurtful, sorry, I'm from Chicago, if you're a Cubs fan, you can definitely relate on this subject, you must be faithful to them, LOL. OK, back to the movie, the movie is cute and has a charming story, but it wasn't anything that stood out for me. I could understand the 5.4 rating, I'm sorry to the writers and cast, but Everyone's Hero is just a kid's movie, nothing more.

5/10


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