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Boys of Summerville (2008)

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Peter Davis, a big city business man, begrudgingly goes back to his little hometown of Summerville to settle his late father's estate. When he gets there, he finds himself once again ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Casey Payne ...
Peter
Allison Varnes ...
Sam
Wes Murphy ...
Rocky
Amy Eakins Casterline ...
Michelle
Brad Bumgardner ...
Murr
David Dwyer ...
Mayor Higgins
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Roid
Joseph Casterline ...
Tucker
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Jack
Hal Gibbs ...
Boss
Henry Harrington ...
Charlie
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Reverend Mike
Mitch Moore ...
Carl
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Corey
Jervis Brown ...
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Peter Davis, a big city business man, begrudgingly goes back to his little hometown of Summerville to settle his late father's estate. When he gets there, he finds himself once again seduced by the pace of the small town life as well as caught up in the one thing Summerville prides itself on: Softball. While Peter renews his hometown friendships with Murr, Rocky, as well as many other eccentric characters, he finds himself falling for Summerville all over again... and also for a new face in town, Samantha. As Peter is torn between his new life up north and his old one down south, he is forced to make a decision on what is more important to him: The security of what he has, or the memories of what he almost lost. Written by Brooks Benjamin

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

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$55,000 (estimated)
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The photographs used in the beginning and middle of the movie were actual photographs of director Brooks Benjamin and Jason Benjamin (Roid)'s father. Likewise, the video of Peter Davis playing tee-ball and his dad coaching was a home video of director Brooks Benjamin's team when his dad coached. See more »

Quotes

Jack: You still think your dad was some big shot, don't you? My dad could run faster than your dad, throw harder than your dad, and hit further than your dad. But he never got half the respect that your daddy got.
Peter: Well, maybe that's because your dad never respected himself to stay sober for a game or two!
Jack: Well at least my dad has respect from his own kid!
Peter: The only reason your dad's still alive because my father took his drunk ass to rehab!
Jack: Well here we go! Here we go everybody! The almighty Buddy ...
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Crazy Credits

Jackie Barnes (1st AD) was purchasing food for craft services during production and went to pay for the items. She was short one cent, so Cristina Moreno, a good friend of Jackie's, gave her one penny, thus earning her the credit "Penny Grip". See more »

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References Point of Fear (2006) See more »

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Blind Man
by D.B. Bryant Band
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The Stakes Have Never Been Lower....
31 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't think I've ever seen a movie where the stakes were so low. Softball? Who cares, not important. Will he sell his dad's house? Probably eventually, but no real urgency there either.

Let's throw in some daddy issues and a predictable love story just for good measure. Get some "indie" cred. Half this movie is song/montages. That's lazy story telling at its finest. And the characters seemed like clichés of things that don't even exist.

Basically I just spent the entire movie waiting for something to happen. Well, what finally happened was.........the film ended.

They needed to raise the stakes somehow. I just didn't care at all about these people or this world. I do think Wes Murphy has loads of talent though. But it's hard to shine when the material is so awful.


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