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Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

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Baltazar Charles (as Carlos Padilla Lenero)
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Fidel Ruiz (as Anthony Quinonez)
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Gerardo Gonzalez (as Mario Quinonez Jr.)
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Jose 'Pepe' Maiz (as Alfredo Rodriguez)
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Mr. Tanner
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Mac Thompkins
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Based on a true story. In 1957 a rag-tag, shoeless, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. These kids, led by their priest and a down-and-out former major leaguer embark on a journey through the southern US and up into Williamsport, PA for the Championship game. They encountered many adversities including nearly being deported and the bigotry that wouldn't allow them into certain restaurants or travel on certain buses. They never lost their faith and eventually captured the hearts of both nations. This is a heart-warming inspirational story in the tradition of "Rudy", "Hoosiers", "Coach Carter" or "Friday Night Lights". Written by John Bradly

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Nine Boys. One Dream. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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16 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tökéletes csapat  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$207,329 (USA) (23 April 2010)

Gross:

$1,089,445 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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A lot of black and white footage used was from the Movie Los pequeños gigantes (1960) (The Little Giants). This was a documentary made in 1960 about the team. See more »

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When Enrique Suarez hits his home run, his bat changes color between shots during the at-bat. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Stevens: You know, you say that one more time I will punch you in the nose.
Mac Thompkins: Been a while since I fought a woman.
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Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

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Mexico
Written by Francisco González Bocanegra & Jaime Nunó Roca
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432rd Review: Excellent Inspitatonal Sports Movie - not just for kids!
18 June 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

This dramatization of the 1957 World Little League Champions is just a terrific watch - sure, it is a little clichéd in places - but what sports movie isn't, but it has the same vibe as The Mighty Ducks and The Bad News Bears except that is based on a true story.

All in all, baseball films are nearly always good to watch, and this is no exception - the team is fun, the story is built well, the film is nicely edited, you get a ton of baseball, and the moral compass is firmly fixed to good throughout.

One of the better sports films for kids - and adults - and one that deserves a wide audience.


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