The Final Season (2007)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  12 October 2007 (USA)
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Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Principal Halbestrom
Owen Patchen Evans ...
Owen - The Batboy
Patrick Iverson
Nick Livingston ...
Kevin Stewart
Roscoe Myrick ...
Sammy Wilson
Alexander Roos ...
Steve Myers (as Alexander 'Sandy' Roos)
Jonathon Stoner ...
Jason Steffen
Rob Schemmel ...
Gerry Spitz
Chris Olsen ...
Eddie Fitz
Ric Swann ...
KZIA Radio Announcer
Preston Boothe ...
Brent Fitz
Marshall Bell ...
Harvey Makepeace


True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their former coach's shoes and that they can go out winners. In the summer of 1991 Norway High's baseball tradition ended on a triumphant but sombre note. Written by ackerfan

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How Do You Want To Be Remembered?


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Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Final Season - Daran wirst du dich immer erinnern!  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$664,351 (USA) (12 October 2007)


$1,158,779 (USA) (22 November 2007)

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Did You Know?


A helicopter used to film a parade scene crashed during production on 30 June 2006. Witnesses said the helicopter was carrying the pilot, a producer and a photographer when it hit power lines and crashed into a field about 10 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids. The cinematographer, Roland Schlotzhauer, was killed in the crash. See more »


Some of the equipment used in the film did not exist in 1990-91, such as the mesh style headband used on umpires and catchers masks in some scenes of the film. See more »


Kent Stock: Okay, its one and done, forever. South Clay is 31-8. The eight games they lost were when Reed Ellis wasn't in the rotation, he's pitching today. We all know he's being scouted by pro teams, but one player doesn't make a team.
[Sammy raises his hand]
Kent Stock: Sammy?
Sammy: He can if he throws 92 miles per hour coach.
Kent Stock: We win by playing Norway Baseball. 80% of this game is defense. We don't let anything out of the infield and we wait. Sooner or later, they'll make a mistake. Every person who's ever worn a Norway ...
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References First Blood (1982) See more »


Coming Home
Performed by Alex Band
Written by Mitch Allan & Alex Band
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Published by Matzoh-Ball Music (ASCAP) and Alex Band Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Arthouse Entertainment and BMG Music Publishing Inc.
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One of the best baseball movies ever
26 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best baseball movies I have ever seen. It is not only very inspirational but heartwarming and asks a very personal question that we must all answer-"what do you want to be remembered for."

Kent Stock takes a very difficult situation of having to motivate the players of Norway High School with them facing their final season of the baseball program, let alone, the final year of their high school ever existing again, and motivates his players to play up to their best potential in capturing an astounding record 20th state championship in Iowa baseball.

This movie should be shown to every high school baseball team whether they be a large, medium, or small school, as well as shown to every coach, no matter what level of athletes they coach.

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