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The Final Season (2007)

 -  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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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

When Stock is proving his capacity with the home run challenge, the players are grouped 2/3 of the way down the 3rd base line. This is an extraordinarily dangerous location for them and they would not have stood there in reality. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

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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On the edge of our seats
2 January 2009 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Our family watched this movie and we were on the edge of our seats through the final credits. It's an inspiring story, and a well-executed movie. And it has deeper meaning than just baseball. We (two adults and a 10 and a 12 year old) all thought it was fabulous, gripping, and so fun to watch. And we then did some web research after watching it to learn more about the baseball program in the tiny town of Norway, which has been so successful for decades. Thank you to those who put this movie together, since it was a real treat for the audience! Whether you're into baseball (we are) or not, I think you'll enjoy the excitement of this story, the accomplishments of kids from a tiny town, and the challenges presented by mindless bureaucrats to life in small, agricultural towns.


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