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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

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

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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Drama | Sport

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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

Umpires are shown wearing the micro mesh pullover style shirt in the movie's recreated games, a uniform that did not exist in 1990-91. In one night game sequence, the umpires are wearing the navy blue micro mesh shirt, something that wouldn't have appeared on the high school field until the 2000s. In the actual footage that is used throughout the movies, the umpires are wearing the "proper" powder blue button-up that was worn in the early 90's. See more »

Quotes

Jim Van Scoyoc: Norway is baseball.
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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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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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It's Not Over Until The Last Bat Swings
4 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of harsh reviews on this film, and it is puzzling. Sure the film has a formula feel to it, but considering how it is based on a true story, how could it not follow the standard underdog formula? The film caught the flavor of the David and Goliath aspect from many points. Small town school wins consistently against larger schools at the state champ level, second choice coach filling shoes of veteran favorite coach, town versus state politics, and the list goes on. The movie is entertaining and inspiring--look for those moments. Iowa and baseball go together and the movie captures the importance of baseball to a small town like Norway, Iowa. Sean Astin gives a likable performance as coach Kent Scott. Form your opinion and don't be swayed by the negative reviews. The baseball scenes are worth the watch all in their own.


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