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Release Date:
1 April 2010 (Mexico) See more »
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Dream for the fences. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jake T. Austin ... Angel Macias

Jansen Panettiere ... Enrique Suarez

Moises Arias ... Mario Ontiveros

Ryan Ochoa ... Norberto Villarreal

Gabriel Morales ... Ricardo Treviño
Carlos Padilla ... Baltazar Charles (as Carlos Padilla Lenero)

Tony Revolori ... Fidel Ruiz (as Anthony Quinonez)

Mario Revolori ... Gerardo Gonzalez (as Mario Quinonez Jr.)
Alfredo Rodríguez ... Jose 'Pepe' Maiz (as Alfredo Rodriguez)

Clifton Collins Jr. ... Cesar Faz

Cheech Marin ... Padre Esteban

Emilie de Ravin ... Frankie Stevens

Bruce McGill ... Mr. Tanner

Patricia Manterola ... Maria

David Koechner ... Mac Thompkins

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Cool Papa Bell

Frances Fisher ... Betty

Carlos Gómez ... Umberto Macias (as Carlos Gomez)

John Cothran ... Clarence Bell (as John Cothran Jr.)

Tracey Walter ... Captain Slater
Oliver Dear ... Officer Spike

Ramón Franco ... Senor Villarreal (as Ramon Franco)

Ruben Garfias ... Senor Suarez

Chalo González ... Maria's Father (as Chalo Gonzalez)

Julieta Ortiz ... Senora Suarez

Leticia Castillo ... Senora Ontiveros

Ernie Lively ... Coach Sam Hicks

Ren Trella ... Brenda Louisville Tour Guide (as Karen Trella)
Seraly Morales ... Oralia Macias

Sonya Eddy ... Rose Bell

Chris Mulkey ... Lucky Haskins
William Marquez ... Mexican Official #1

Gino Montesinos ... Mexican Official #2
Ismael 'East' Carlo ... Fundidora Supervisor

Jon Baggio ... Bus Ticket Clerk
Pat McGreal ... Umpire (Louisville)
Steve Seagren ... Umpire (Williamsport)

David Salzberg ... Dylan Texas Cowboy

Maddy Curley ... Waitress (as Maddy Curly)

Samantha Boscarino ... Gloria Jimenez
William May ... Juan Zaraqosa

Andrew Thacher ... Immigration Officer (as Andrew Thatcher)

Matt Battaglia ... Coach McAllen (as Matt Bataglia)

Wyatt Smith ... McAllen Player #1

Mat Smith ... McAllen Player #2
Carlos Compean ... Mexico City Coach
Jay Jay Harris ... Mexico City Kid #2

Ron Roggé ... Umpire (McAllen) (as Ron Rogge)
Jerry Giles ... Coach McAllan Assistant

Drew Butler ... Umpire (Fort Worth)

Dan Kelpine ... Fort Worth Spectator #1
Tom Hornof ... Fort Worth Spectator #2
Aaron Thompson ... Cleon (Waco Team)

Alejandro Chabán ... Javier (as Alejandro Chaban)

Gunner Wright ... St. Louis Player #1

Wiley M. Pickett ... St. Louis Player #2 (as Wiley Pickett)

Christian Fortune ... Biloxi Pitcher

Drew Wicks ... Louisville Spectator #1

Gary Ballard ... Louisville Spectator #2

Ron Perkins ... Little League Official

Sonny Carl Davis ... Reporter #1 (as Sonny Davis)

Doug DeBeech ... Reporter #2 (as Doug Debeech)
Ralph Mangum ... Game Announcer

Rogelio T. Ramos ... Mexican Radio Announcer (as Rogelio Ramos)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Abernathy ... Baseball Fan #1 (uncredited)

Robert Blanche ... Bridgeport Coach (uncredited)

David E. Brown ... Umpire (Bridgeport) (uncredited)
Roy Campanella ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Emilio Cast ... Pedro Macias (uncredited)
Derek Easley ... Angry Relative (uncredited)

Gregory George Frank ... Spectator #1 (uncredited)
Gil Hodges ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dava Hulsey ... 1957 Fan #1 (uncredited)
Steven Michael King ... Spectator #2 (uncredited)
Gregg Lee ... Baseball Fan #2 (uncredited)

Rae Sunshine Lee ... Baseball Fan #3 (uncredited)
Stan Musial ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marc Musso ... Tommy (uncredited)

Jackie Quinones ... Baseball Player (uncredited)
Pee Wee Reese ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jessica Lynn Sadowski ... 1957 Fan #2 (uncredited)
Carol Shook ... 1957 Woman (uncredited)
Maria Zambrana ... Baseball Stadium Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Dear 
 
Writing credits
W. William Winokur (written by)

W. William Winokur (book)

Produced by
Hector Barreto .... co-executive producer
Bert Bedrosian .... co-executive producer
Carlos Bremer .... executive producer
Paul Brooks .... co-executive producer (as Paul M. Brooks)
Vidal Cantu .... co-executive producer
Daniel de Liege .... producer
Richard M. DeVos Sr. .... executive producer
Helen DeVos .... executive producer
Greg Downey .... co-executive producer
Rick Eldridge .... co-executive producer (as Richard A. Eldridge)
Adolfo Franco .... co-executive producer
Jason French .... co-executive producer
Michael O. Gallant .... producer
Thomas W. Gilliam .... executive producer
Richard Ham .... executive producer (as Richard W. Ham)
Chris Howard .... co-executive producer (as Christopher Howard)
Rudy Joffroy .... line producer: Mexico Unit
Art Kirby .... co-executive producer
Blake Koch .... associate producer
Mark W. Koch .... producer
Frederico Lapenda .... executive producer
David J. Machlica .... executive producer
Cheech Marin .... co-executive producer
Lainie Miller .... co-executive producer
Rudy Perez .... co-executive producer
Don Perry .... co-executive producer
Terence Richards .... co-executive producer (as Terence G. Richards)
Tony Riviera .... co-executive producer
Peter Roach .... co-executive producer (as Peter R. Roach II)
Nicolás Rubió .... co-executive producer
David Salzberg .... producer
Ken Stickney .... co-executive producer
Ray Story .... co-executive producer
Richard Swanson .... co-executive producer
Erick Tran .... co-executive producer
Christian Tureaud .... producer
Jim Van Eerden .... executive producer
W. William Winokur .... producer
Brian S. Yeldell .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
 
Cinematography by
Bryan Greenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Conlee 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
 
Production Design by
Denise Hudson 
 
Set Decoration by
Kris Fuller 
 
Costume Design by
Florence Kemper 
 
Makeup Department
Fiona Distefano .... makeup department head
Lygia Orta .... makeup artist
Lorna Reid .... hair department head
Zena Shteysel .... key makeup artist
Bret Mayo .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Andrew Blau .... production supervisor
Michael O. Gallant .... production manager
Carlos Llergo .... unit production manager: Mexico
J.M. Logan .... post-production supervisor
Gabriel Mendoza Martinez .... unit manager: picture car unit, Mexico
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director
Audrey Clark .... dga trainee (as Audrey Clarke)
Oliver Dear .... second unit director
Ken Goch .... additional first assistant director
Gillian Hinton .... second second assistant director: splinter unit
Kyle Hollingsworth .... dga trainee
Ivan Kraljevic .... assistant director
Heather Kritzer .... second assistant director
Matt Marshall .... additional first assistant director
Kevin McNamara .... second second assistant director
Lynnette M. Myers .... first assistant director (as Lynnette Myers)
Bill Purple .... second assistant director (as William Purple)
Patrick Richmond .... second second assistant director
David Riebel .... second assistant director
B. Scott Senechal .... first assistant director: second unit (as Scott Senechal)
Rhys Summerhayes .... second second assistant director
Ken Twohy .... crowds assistant director
 
Art Department
Ruben Arce .... labor foreman
Jeremy Armstrong .... props
Sherand Bennett .... foreman (as Sherand 'Sheri' Bennett)
Justin Blecha .... leadman
Michael T. Booe .... set dresser
Jonathan Buchanan .... set dresser
Tony Castagnola .... greens foreman
Matthew Cavaliero .... property master
Mia Cho .... assistant art director
Aunfrance Crosby II .... plaster tender
T. Barrett Curtin .... props
Ricardo Davila .... set construction supervisor
Oliver Dear .... storyboard artist
Dennis Drozdowski .... carpenter
Rod England .... leadman: North Carolina
George Ferganchick .... propmaker (as George L. Ferganchick)
Helane Freeman .... artist
Christopher P. Garr .... construction coordinator
Rachel Goodman .... set buyer
Kim Hix .... set designer (as Arthur Kim Hix)
Kevin Hummel .... on-set dresser
Humberto García Jr. .... art production assistant
Rebecca Keeling .... buyer (as Rececca Keeling)
Paul Kurdys .... assistant props
Cedric Laheurte .... set dresser
Mike Manasewitsch .... on-set dresser
Jorge Mansilla .... assistant decorator: Mexico
Kelley McAuliffe .... art department assistant (as Kelley Mcauliffe)
Kevin W. McDonald .... propmaker (as Kevin W. Mcdonald)
Olivia Medina .... assistant set dresser: Mexico
Jose Miranda .... general foreman
Susan Miscevich .... signwriter (as Suzy Miscevich)
Pachilu Moreno .... set decorator: Mexico
David Nesmith .... greensman
Kailey Newman .... art intern
Marco Niro .... art director: Mexico
David J. Olvera .... propmaker (as David Olvera)
Gregg Perez .... construction coordinator
Tony Perez .... lead man: Mexico
Ric Rawlins .... head scenic
Hector H. Rivera .... assistant art director
Megan Romero .... graphic designer
Tony Dale Russo .... propmaker (as Tony Russo)
Glenn Ryan Jr. .... set dresser
Keith Samson .... plaster foreman
Denver Scaggs .... construction medic
Dante Thomas .... propmaker
Michael Timman .... set dresser
Michael P. Weller .... propmaker (as Michael Weller)
Jason Whetzell .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Larry Benjamin .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Boggs .... adr supervisor: temp mix
John Chalfant .... supervising sound editor
Lorita de la Cerna .... foley mixer & editor
Alexandra Gallo .... utility sound technician
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Luciano Larobina .... sound mixer
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
David Mann .... sound effects editor
Marla McGuire .... adr supervisor
Tania Wang .... dialogue & sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Oliver Dear .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ben Ceccarelli .... visual effects artist
Oliver Dear .... visual effects
Chris Hopkins .... roto supervisor: Digital Hitman Studios
John Iskandar .... digital artist
Richard Kratt .... digital compositor
Tom Martinez Jr. .... rotoscope artist
Robert Nall .... lead cg modeler
Roger Nall .... visual effects supervisor: 11:11 MediaWorks
Joe Russo .... title designer
Joe Russo .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... best boy grip
Matt Ardine .... electrician
Vidal Cantu .... still photographer
Arturo Castañeda .... first assistant camera: Mexico
Andrew Chojnacki .... grip
Marcelo Colacilli .... gaffer
Raúl Cortés .... grip: Mexico
Gustavo Covarrubias .... key grip: Mexico
Jonathan Cushing .... assistant chief lighting technician
Manny Duran .... key grip
Jesus 'Moroco' Gonzalez .... gaffer: Mexico
Josh Greer .... assistant camera
Danny Hernandez .... grip
Matt Horochowski .... grip
Edgar Hurtado .... second assistant camera: Mexico
Luis Lara .... electrician: Mexico
David Leite .... key grip: second unit
Michael Lemmon .... rigging lighting technician
Kyle T. MacDowell .... dolly grip
Victor Macias .... Steadicam operator: "b" camera
Dominic Mainl .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Leonardo M. Marron .... electrician: Mexico
Nicolas Martin .... crane operator
Rafael 'Pache' Mejía .... grip: Mexico
Noe Muñoz .... second assistant camera: Mexico
Seth Orozco .... second assistant camera
David L. Parrish .... camera operator
Jason Sachse .... set lighting technician
Kevin Wilt .... lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Samy Burch .... casting assistant
Maxann Crotts .... extras casting assistant
Tim Donner .... casting associate
Carol Grant .... extras casting
Cash Oshman .... crowd casting
Jesus Quinones .... casting assistant
Marty Siu .... extras casting
Francisco Veyro .... extras casting: Mexico
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Cooper .... set costumer
Michael Evans .... set costumer
Maeve Guesdon .... key costumer
Robert Iannaccone .... costumer
Abel Melo .... wardrobe chief
Regina Montemayor .... wardrobe assistant
Hector Morales .... costume supervisor
Gregory B. Peña .... key set costumer
Paul St. John .... costumer
Kathleen Russo .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Doug Delaney .... digital intermediate colorist
Matthew W. Johnson .... digital intermediate editor
Christopher Roth .... assistant editor
Betsy Solorzano .... digital intermediate producer
Lance Spindler .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Fey .... music supervisor
Ashley Irwin .... electronic music producer
Chris McGeary .... music editor
Danita Ng .... music preparation
Lee Scott .... music editor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring engineer
Terry Wollman .... guitarist
 
Transportation Department
Hector M. Gonzalez .... transportation coordinator (as Hector Gonzalez)
Jesse Gonzalez .... driver
Jamie Logwood .... driver
Chad Lovoy .... driver
Rick Lovoy .... transportation captain
Randy Luna .... driver
John Ober .... transportation co-captain
Mauricio Oscoy .... transportation coordinator
John M. Plume .... driver
Dan Romero .... transportation coordinator
Stevelovoy .... transportation
Roy A. Grace .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Chuy Almaguer .... production assistant
Eddie Beasley .... researcher
Adam Beaulieu .... production assistant
Richard S. Bellina .... construction medic
Jackie Bissley .... unit publicist
Nicholas Bordelon .... assistant to line producer
Clay Broaddus .... set production assistant
Joe Cane .... production attorney
Dan Clark .... production assistant
Iram Collantes .... production consultant
Diane Collins .... additional script supervisor
Michael Corenblith .... visual consultant
Joshua J. Cotten .... assistant to Messrs Salzberg and Tureaud
Andrea E. Crampe .... accounting clerk
Wesley Donato .... production assistant
Lydia Fantozzi .... office production assistant
Jamie Feldman .... production coordinator
David J. Forsythe .... production assistant
John Fragomen .... attorney: immigration
Jason French .... project manager
Jenny Fumarolo .... assistant production coordinator: additional
Natasha Giraldo .... location manager
Andre Guimond .... production accountant
John Hampian .... office production assistant
Jose Angel Hernandez .... assistant location manager
Lisa Higuchi .... production coordinator
Chip Holloway .... first assistant accountant
James Hornbeak Jr. .... licensing specialist
Jerry Lambert .... accountant (as Jerrold W. Lambert)
Richard Lilly .... key set production assistant
Kellen Love .... office production assistant
Kevin McKeon .... assistant: producer
David C. Miller .... consultant: visuals marketing
Patricia Mora .... publicist
Dallas Morgan .... production assistant
Ashleigh Nichols .... assistant production coordinator
Adam Paroo .... location scout
Morgan Patterson .... assistant location manager
Melissa Perret .... first assistant accountant
Jackie Quinones .... assistant to producers and director
Marie Quinones .... assistant to producers & director
Sharina Radia .... crowd production assistant
Prashanthi Rangan .... attorney: immigration
Linda Rapoport .... payroll accountant
Tony Riviera .... consultant: baseball
Nicole Runkle .... payroll accountant
Courtney Salmon .... production assistant
Adam Secousse .... production assistant
Adam Secousse .... script supervisor: second unit
Sammy Seidenberg .... intern
Vaughan Shearer .... production secretary
Stephanie Siemiller .... assistant to producer
Jenny Siff .... script supervisor
Britt Soderberg .... production associate
Chris Solis .... assistant accountant (as Chirs Solis)
Kyle Stryker .... behind-the-scenes
Kyle Stryker .... set production assistant
Birdie Talanca .... payroll accountant (as Roberta Talanca)
Veronica Valdes .... assistant production coordinator
Robert Velo .... production financing
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison
Todd Vogel .... main researcher
Abdul Marcos .... script translator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Francisco Aguilar .... in memory of
Baltasar Charles .... in memory of (as Baltazar Charles)
Alfonso Cortes .... in memory of (as Alfonso Cortez)
Daniel Gruen .... thanks
Harold Haskins .... in memory of (as Harold 'Lucky' Haskins)
Carrie LeBlanc .... special thanks
Fidel Ruiz .... in memory of
Dean Russell .... special thanks
Norberto Villarreal .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some thematic elements
Runtime:
USA:118 min
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Color:
Black and White (film clips and archive photographs: Los pequeños gigantes [1960]) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | France:Unrated | Germany:Unrated | Italy:Unrated | Malaysia:U | New Zealand:PG | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original 1957 Monterrey Industrial Little League had 14 players and two coaches, Cesar Faz and Jose Gonzales. The Monterrey Little League got their charter in 1955 with 4 teams. They also won the 1958 Little League world championship with 14 different players.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When the Monterrey Industrials cross the border and head to McAllen, they continue on foot through the desert. In reality, between Mexico and Texas there's the Rio Grande.See more »
Quotes:
Cool Papa Bell:Woa, hold it boy. You gotta *tell*.
Biloxi Pitcher:Tell who what?
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Movie Connections:
Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
To The VictorSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic underdog feel good movie, 8 May 2010
Author: ciscokid1970 from United States

If you liked movies like The Blind Side, Hoosiers or League of Their Own then you will like this movie. Quick description, this movie is a based on the true story of a little league baseball team from Monterey Mexico that came to the USA to play in the little league tournament. The movie is set in 1957 when prejudice was healthy in America. I am pleased to say that they did not overdo the part of the struggle. These boys were underdogs in every sense of the definition; they were poor, smaller and foreign. This is a powerful beautiful movie of the power of children's love for the game and their desire to overcome obstacles. I do not want to give too much of the story away, but I will touch on a few points. The movies color, lighting and sets are very well done for a very low budget film, which is not easy to recreate 1957 Mexico and America. I really liked the actors and their roles, Cheech Marin put a nice zip in being a priest and Clifton Collins is a great little known actor as the coach. There were a lot of great actors in smaller parts David Koechner, Frances Fisher, Emilie DeRavin, John Cothran, Tracy Walter and it was really nice to see Louis Gossett Jr again. I was a little disappointed that the child actors were not Mexican decent, mainly because the accents were way off. Other than that there were only minimal complaints of over acting, clichés and tempo, that did NOT rob from the spirit of the movie. Fantastic movie, that is more than a movie, for anyone who has ever been an underdog.

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