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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 became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

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Cast

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Norberto Villarreal
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Ricardo Treviño
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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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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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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:

16 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A tökéletes csapat  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$207,329, 23 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,089,445, 13 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,878,993, 13 May 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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Trivia

Because of a funding problem, the film had to shut down just a couple of weeks into filming. When they were able to start up again three or four months later, some of the boys had experienced a growth spurt and all of the scenes with them had to be re-shot. See more »

Goofs

The song heard when Maria awaits Cesar for dinner the first time was released in the mid 1990s by a Mexican group Los Temerarios. See more »

Quotes

Padre Estaban: Some times God gives us the ability to make them.
Cesar Faz: Teams?
Padre Estaban: Miracles.
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Connections

Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Audivi Vocem
Written by Thomas Tallis
Performed by George Wilson
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Truth hearts, sometimes.
9 July 2011 | by 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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