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The Final Season -- This film tells the true story of an underdog coach (Sean Astin - Rudy, Lord of the Rings trilogy) and team who despite tradition have been written off not only by their rivals but also by those closest to them, the town. Can they find the faith in themselves, and faith in each other, to make it to one final championship game -- and the chance for redemption?
The Final Season -- Kent Stock (Sean Astin) disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.


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Sean Astin ... Kent Stock

Jesse Henecke ... Principal Halbestrom

Powers Boothe ... Jim Van Scoyoc
Owen Patchen Evans ... Owen - The Batboy

Brett Claywell ... Patrick Iverson
Nick Livingston ... Kevin Stewart
Roscoe Myrick ... Sammy Wilson
Alexander Roos ... Steve Myers (as Alexander 'Sandy' Roos)
Jonathon Stoner ... Jason Steffen

Christopher Cyronek ... Brett Griffin
Rob Schemmel ... Gerry Spitz
Chris Olsen ... Eddie Fitz
Ric Swann ... KZIA Radio Announcer
Preston Boothe ... Brent Fitz
Marshall Bell ... Harvey Makepeace

Lucinda Jenney ... Sheryl 'Chic' Van Scoyoc

Michael Angarano ... Mitch Akers

Tom Arnold ... Burt Akers
Mark Yuhasz ... Young Farmer
Kim Grimaldi ... Mrs. Stewart

Dayton Callie ... Mr. Stewart
Cheryl Moon Thomason ... Millie
Bob Glass ... Lou

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Polly Hudson
Geoffrey Lasko ... Matthew Fitz
James Serpento ... Sam Rydell

James Gammon ... Jared Akers

Angela Paton ... Anne Akers

Danielle Savre ... Cindy Iverson
James Boddicker ... Richie Iverson

Michael Cornelison ... Father Schultz (as Mike Cornelison)

Larry Miller ... Roger Dempsey
Ed Vos ... Sheriff

Parisse Boothe ... Jean Van Scoyoc

Mackenzie Astin ... Chip Dolan
Patrick Gouran ... Scotty the Barber

Eddie Driscoll ... Larry Johnson
Scott Schulte ... Coach Hinkleman
Christopher Brown ... Kennedy Player #1
Gideon Hambright ... Kennedy Player #2
David Davis ... Man with Newspaper
Lindsey Pena ... Girl Singing National Anthem
Terry Curtis ... Umpire
Josh Merino ... Reed Ellis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David N. Allen ... North Tama Coach (uncredited)

Matthew W. Allen ... Umpire (uncredited)
Chris Jay Becker ... Extra (uncredited)

Jim Brockhohn ... Administrator (uncredited)

Jimmy Brockhohn ... Student (uncredited)
Ariel Farley ... Molly (uncredited)
Joe Heath ... Painted Fan - Letter T (uncredited)
Brooke Lemke ... Fan (uncredited)
Scott Bradley Murphy ... Chad Van Scoyoc (uncredited)
Nicholas Walters ... Todd (uncredited)

Directed by
David M. Evans  (as David Mickey Evans)
Writing credits
Art D'Alessandro (story)

James Grayford (screenplay) and
Art D'Alessandro (screenplay)

Produced by
Sean Astin .... executive producer
Carl Borack .... executive producer
Kenneth Burke .... line producer (as Kenneth P. Burke)
Vaughn Halyard .... associate producer
Steven Schott .... producer
Terry Trimpe .... associate producer
Michael Wasserman .... producer
Herschel Weingrod .... producer
D. Parker Widemire Jr. .... producer
Tony Wilson .... producer
Original Music by
Nathan Wang 
Cinematography by
Dan Stoloff (director of photography) (as Daniel Stoloff)
Film Editing by
Harry Keramidas 
Casting by
Rosemary Welden 
Production Design by
Chester Kaczenski 
Art Direction by
Barry Gelber 
Set Decoration by
Karen Agresti 
Chris Bevauns  (as Chris Warren)
Hunter Thomas 
Costume Design by
Lynn Brannelly-Newman 
Makeup Department
Heather Bear .... key hair stylist
Kimberly Busbee .... additional makeup artist
Olivia Busch .... additional hair stylist
Patricia Gundlach .... hair department head
Cynthia Hernandez .... makeup department head
Jessica Herold .... assistant hair stylist
Brian J. Kipp .... assistant hair stylist
Shelly Pence .... additional makeup artist
Andrea Politte .... key makeup artist
Jenny Rammelsberg .... additional hair stylist
Aubrey Carol Sadler .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Anthony Bozanich .... post-production supervisor
Kenneth Burke .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Grayford .... first assistant director
Jill Hoppy .... second second assistant director
Robert Miller .... second unit director
Aaron Walters .... second assistant director
Art Department
David Almeleh .... set dresser
Roman Antolic .... props
Chris Bevauns .... artist (as Chris Warren)
Kat Jackson .... prop intern (as Kathryn G. Jackson)
Ken Mitchroney .... storyboard artist
Randy Susevich .... carpenter
Brian Vogelgesang .... on-set dresser
Adam Orton .... art department intern (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jeff Clark .... dialogue editor
Paul B. Clay .... sound supervisor
Michael P. Cook .... dialogue editor
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason England .... adr editor
Kelly Rooks .... sound
T.C. Spriggs .... assistant sound editor
Greg Stacy .... co-supervising sound editor
Meredith Stacy .... foley editor
Lee Tinkham .... adr mixer
Lee Tinkham .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Ken Gorrell .... special effects coordinator
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Rachel Clement .... digital cleanup artist
Amit Dhawal .... digital visual effects supervisor
Stephen 'Sparky' Dixon .... animator
Stephen 'Sparky' Dixon .... compositor
Julius Friede .... digital intermediate colorist
Chris Heckle .... visual effects supervisor
Kelly Sandefur .... visual effects supervisor
Parimal Sandhwar .... visual effects production manager
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning operator
Justine Whitehead .... visual effects producer
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator
Laurie Stock .... horse wrangler
Justin Sundquist .... stunt coordinator
Jim Wilkey .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Kent Abbott .... electrician
Patti Arpaia .... still photographer
Beau Batterson .... camera production assistant
Patrick Beatty .... grip
Brian Bernstein .... camera operator
Chris Burgon .... best boy electric
Shawn Flickinger .... camera production assistant
Kira Hellickson .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Houghton .... camera operator
Jeffrey G. Hunt .... Steadicam operator
Jeffrey G. Hunt .... camera operator: "b" camera
Cole Koehler .... film loader
Eric Laudadio .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Eric R. Laudadio)
Michael Lindquist .... assistant camera
Grg Magidow .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Greg Magidow)
Charlie McNamara .... gaffer
George Palmer .... key grip
John Pycha .... electrician
Roland Schlotzhauer .... camera operator
Schimmel Scott .... camera truck
Steve Speers .... first assistant camera
John Woodard .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as John Woodward)
Casting Department
Eric Dean Freese .... extras casting (as Eric Freese)
Ann Wilkinson .... casting: Iowa
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Kuester .... key set costumer
Branden Marks .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Prince Bagdasarian .... film and high definition coordinator
Anthony Bozanich .... assistant editor
Dennis Little .... digital intermediate producer
Jon Pehlke .... on-line editor
Sarah Priestnall .... production supervisor: digital intermediate
Kurt Tuffendsam .... digital intermediate project manager
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... scoring mixer
Avital Korin .... music editor
Milton Nelson .... orchestrator
Jeremy Raub .... music editor
Christie Yih Chong .... music programmer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Guy J. Graves .... transportation coordinator
Michael Graves .... driver
Mauer John .... driver
Victor Moore .... driver
James Neilan .... driver: honeywagon
Chris Schimmel .... transportation captain
Billy Scoles .... driver
Jerene Thomas .... driver: van
Other crew
Emma Barnum .... production secretary
Jaime Lynn Bauer .... assistant to producers
Patrick Berry .... production intern
Mike Boddicker .... special baseball consultant (as Michael Boddicker)
Erin Burr .... sports production assistant
Nadia Davari .... legal affairs
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Devon Friese .... production assistant
Michael Goldberg .... production accountant
Sherry Gunderman .... script supervisor
Aaron Halverson .... logo designer
Brad Hansen .... production assistant
Kyle Kaplan .... additional voice-over artist
Erica Kolsrud .... production assistant
Amanda Lensing .... production assistant
Erin Lund .... stand-in
Brett Maier .... production assistant
Justin Marxen .... stand-in: Sean Astin
John Mason .... office production assistant
Robert Miller .... sports coordinator
Steve Moes .... location manager
Daniel E. Parr .... production accountant
Tamara Patrilla .... office production assistant (as Tamara Heckert)
Travis Rehwaldt .... set production assistant
Matt Rueckert .... athletic trainer
Travis Schott .... production assistant
Matthew Sefick .... sports production coordinator
Janelle Smith .... craft service
Jeff State .... financial advisor to the producers
Andy Stoll .... assistant production coordinator
George Sweney .... production accountant
Eric Toriello .... assistant: producer and UPM
Arturo Lopez Uscanga .... scanning manager
Mark Yuhasz .... assistant: producer
Tom Dellaira .... special thanks
Roland Schlotzhauer .... in memory of

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Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some teen smoking
119 min
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Did You Know?

The actual school the Norway merged to is Benton Community High school, located in Van Horne, IA.See more »
Factual errors: The state championship games were held in Marshalltown, not Cedar Rapids. This was one of the fictionalized elements of the movie.See more »
Jim Van Scoyoc:Norway is baseball.See more »
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References First Blood (1982)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Final Season Homers Out of the Ballpark ****, 16 December 2009
Author: edwagreen from United States

No, it's not another "Bang the Drum Slowly," but like Slowly, it's an excellent baseball picture that has everything including a strong small town in Iowa, a contentious board meeting, love blossoming between two opposing forces, a memorable superintendent, and a baseball team that just wouldn't quit, even though they see their beloved high school closed to join a larger school.

The main surprise in the movie is the role of Powers Boothe, the coach who was replaced because his wife dared to start a petition drive not to close the school. After about 40 minutes of the film, he is rarely seen again. Boothe gives a restrained but compelling performance as the replaced coach of a team with 19 straight division titles.

Along with the major plot, we have a rebellious youth who is sent to live with his grandparents. Obviously, the young man finds himself through the baseball team.

Cohesiveness and town unity is what makes this film so good.

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