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The Perfect Game (2009)

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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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Gabriel Morales ...
Carlos Padilla ...
Baltazar Charles (as Carlos Padilla Lenero)
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Fidel Ruiz (as Anthony Quinonez)
Mario Revolori ...
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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Their greatest achievement wasn't winning... It was showing the world that anything is possible when you follow your dreams. 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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Release Date:

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

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2.35 : 1
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One of the ten production companies credited for this film is Stanford Financial Group, the holding company for convicted Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford. This was one of only two known films ever credited to Stanford Financial Group (the other was The Ultimate Gift (2006)), which was liquidated by the US Government in an effort to partially refund bilked investors. See more »

Goofs

When the team's plane is parking on the tarmac at the end of the film, a modern jet engine passenger plane can be seen flying overhead. See more »

Quotes

Mario: The unexpected play...
Enrique: ...at the unexpected time.
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Connections

Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

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Take Me Out to The Ballgame
Written by Jack Norworth & Albert von Tilzer
Performed by Dr. John
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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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