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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.






Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Morales ...
Carlos Padilla ...
Baltazar Charles (as Carlos Padilla Lenero)
Fidel Ruiz (as Anthony Quinonez)
Gerardo Gonzalez (as Mario Quinonez Jr.)
Alfredo Rodríguez ...
Jose 'Pepe' Maiz (as Alfredo Rodriguez)
Padre Esteban
Mr. Tanner
Mac Thompkins


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 »


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


$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,089,445 (USA) (11 June 2010)

Company Credits

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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?


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 »


During the final game, a Canadian flag is seen. The flag depicted was the red and white maple leaf design, which was not created or adopted as the Canadian flag until 1965. In addition, Canada had no entry in the 1957 Little League World Series. See more »


Umberto Macias: Chores can wait for a champion.
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Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »


Alabanza a la Virgen
Performed by Christopher Brady
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Very entertaining.
15 April 2010 | by (N. Korea) – See all my reviews

So what? Some of the characters are over the top. Some of the actors playing the kids from Monterrey might have pushed the stereotype, but quite frankly, I LOVED IT! The movie is entertaining and such a joy to watch, and it's supposed to be stereotypical. If we can't laugh at ourselves and our own not so perfect life, then we'd be rather dull wouldn't we? If I recall my trip to Monterrey, where I have encountered trans-gendered, gay, and transsexuals; who live their lives as normally as any of us do, they are very much like how the actors portrayed them in the movie. If this movie misrepresents diversity, then I would beg to differ. Being a gay man myself, and knowing all the obstacles that come with acceptance, the LAST thing I'd want to do is JUDGE something we have no real connection to. I have never put on a dress, have never walked in their shoes. I do play a mean game of baseball though, and if I were to meet these lads across the net, I would be honored to play with them as I would any other team. GAME ON! For the team! May the best "man" win.

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