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The Perfect Game (2009)

 -  Drama | Family | Sport  -  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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Cast

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Ricardo Treviño
Carlos Padilla ...
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.)
Alfredo Rodríguez ...
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:

Nine Boys. Against All Odds. World Champions. See more »

Genres:

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:

The Perfect Game  »

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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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Company Credits

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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

William Dear mentions (at 22:56 in the DVD commentary) that Jake T. Austin (playing Angel) was only available two or three days a week since he was also shooting in the TV series "The Wizards of Waverly Place", which contributed to the need to shoot the movie in the Los Angeles area. Days when Jake was not on the set, the crew filmed scenes that did not include Angel or in which Angel could be filmed from his back, allowing for the use of a photo double. Dear mentions that the scene (27:46 to 30:11) where Pepe Maiz Garcia joins the team as left fielder and his father provides equipment for the team, is an example where a photo double was used for Angel. From 29:39 to 29:45, as Cesar pulls apart Enrique and Pepe who were fighting, the double can be seen wearing a striped T-shirt in the background at the left of the frame before ducking behind Carlos Padilla who played Baltazar. See more »

Goofs

In the bottom of the 5th inning of the championship game, as Ricardo is hit by a pitch (at 1:38:39), he is wearing #8 (Angel's number). The scene quickly cuts to a longer shot where he is wearing his usual #7. See more »

Quotes

Cool Papa Bell: Woa, hold it boy. You gotta *tell*.
Biloxi Pitcher: Tell who what?
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Connections

Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

When You See Forever
Written by Bill Conti, William Dear, and Rudy Pérez
Performed by Jasmin Cruz, Michael Angelo, Kendra Lowe, and Bryan Hernandez
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User Reviews

 
Truth hearts, sometimes.
9 July 2011 | by (Cypress) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to see the film, compliments of studio movie grille, and I was not disappointed.

I thought it was a classic "feel good" family movie. Yeah, it won't win any awards, but it will win over your heart.

For some that need "deeper" in a movie for it to be worthy of praise, forget a' bout' it.

It's simple and to the point, yeah, you know what's coming next, but that's alright, it's why we go the movies with our families!

Get it, watch it, enjoy it. Yes, just that simple.

I thought they did a good job of making it all look fifties. Just like the movie, simple times.


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