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The Perfect Game (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  1 April 2010 (Mexico)
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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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Padre Esteban
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Mr. Tanner
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Mac Thompkins
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Dream for the fences. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

1 April 2010 (Mexico)  »

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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(film clips and archive photographs: Los pequeños gigantes [1960])|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the Little League World Series championship game against La Mesa, real Monterrey player Jose "Pepe" Maiz and Angel Macias along with La Mesa Player Joe McKirahan made a cameo scene appearances as fans watching the game. See more »

Goofs

At the press conference, when one of the Mexican players is asked about the difference in height and weight of their opponents, his lips don't match his words as he answers "Si no los vamos a cargar, los vamos a jugar". 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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Connections

Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
Written by John Stafford Smith
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User Reviews

 
Wonderful family film
8 October 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I went to see this movie because my daughter loves sports movies. It was completely enjoyable although a little bit clichéd.

The acting was not that good but there were so many feel good moments that I could completely forgive any faults I may have found. I even clapped at the end.

My daughter's friend was cheering as if he were actually at the game. What made this even more special is the knowledge that this "perfect" game actually happened and, along with the end credits, we got to see the actual players. This is a great movie for the whole family, and that in itself, is a great feat!


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