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The Yankles (2009)

PG-13 | | Sport | 15 November 2009 (USA)
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About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.

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Brian Wimmer ...
Charlie Jones
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Sledge Dixon
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Frankie Dubs
Michael Buster ...
Elliot
Susanne Sutchy ...
Deborah
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Rabbi Meyer
Jesse Bennett ...
The Rebbe
Tyler Johnson ...
Elimelech
Matt Whittaker ...
Eliezer
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Pinky
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Shmulick
Mark Brocksmith ...
Shneiur Zalman
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Malasa
Trevor Jerome ...
Teshome
Nicholas Dunn ...
Yechezkel
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The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk driving conviction, Charlie endeavors to serve 192 hours mandatory community service by coaching baseball. To Charlie's dismay, however, he is shunned by mainstream society because of the controversy surrounding his early parole and prior convictions. Charlie soon discovers that the only people willing to give him a second chance are a group of Jewish, orthodox, yeshiva students who formed an upstart baseball team called The Yankles. Fortunately for Charlie, The Yankles are as desperate for a coach as he is for community service. After a rough start, Charlie finds a home with The Yankles. With Charlie's help, The Yankles strive for success on the field, while Charlie works to rebuild his reputation in society and his relationship with those whom he wronged in the past. Written by Zev Brooks

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Rated PG-13 for language
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During the end credits we see the Yankles riding the bus, lip-synching the song Sweeter Than Kosher Wine (by Zev Brooks). See more »

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References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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Come on, chill and enjoy the movie
15 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is FUN. I love baseball movies and this follows the formula and more. Fallen baseball idol redeems himself by coaching an underdog team of rabbinical students. Worth seeing for this scene alone-- the Ethiopian Jewish baseball player Yeshiva students do soulful Louie Armstrong imitation singing "iney ma tov". Another great scene has the goyish coach learning "kosher cuss words". Once he writes them on his arm he can shout move your "tuchas" or "don't be a putz". Some of the actors look as though they were last minutes stand ins and don't do as well as the principals. But the main characters are solid and hey its a low budget film. If the director wants to make another baseball movie, I'll stand in for free.


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