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The Yankles -- An obscure orthodox yeshiva baseball team desperate for a coach gives a down-and-out ex-baseball player his second chance.
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The Yankles -- “The Yankles” is the story of an upstart, orthodox yeshiva baseball team that earns a ticket to compete in the college world series, coached by Charlie Jones, an ex-major league center fielder on parole for multiple DUI convictions and desperate to fulfill his community service. While The Yankles strive for success on the field, Charlie works to rebuild his reputation and relationships, and in the process finds redemption.
The Yankles -- The Yankles is a comedy drama about Charlie Jones, an ex major league baseball player, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by coaching an upstart 
Jewish rabbinical academy baseball team called, 'The Yankles.'


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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Brian Wimmer ... Charlie Jones

Bart Johnson ... Sledge Dixon

Don Most ... Frankie Dubs
Michael Buster ... Elliot
Susanne Sutchy ... Deborah

Kenneth F. Brown ... Rabbi Meyer
Jesse Bennett ... The Rebbe
Tyler Johnson ... Elimelech
Matt Whittaker ... Eliezer

Gavin Bentley ... Pinky

Jared Shipley ... Shmulick

Mark Brocksmith ... Shneiur Zalman

K. Danor Gerald ... Malasa
Trevor Jerome ... Teshome
Nicholas Dunn ... Yechezkel
Garet Carson ... Avigdor
Ryan Hiatt ... Yeruchum
Cameron Garner ... Micha
Robert Kelleher ... Simcha
Jeff Olson ... Walter Parsons
Sheldon Worthington ... Mr. Withers

Britani Bateman ... Veronica
Ben Governale ... Clyde
James Goldberg ... Rabbi Nusebaum
Loren Lambert ... Avram
Darias A. Grey ... Talk Show Host
Phyllis R. Cummings ... Terry
Dminor ... Mrs. Payton (as Dorothy Minor)
Joshua Nelson ... Joshua Nelson
Jason Tatom ... Waiter
Geoff Hansen ... Judge Lito
Joseph Batzel ... Max
Ray Kelleher ... Mendel

Steve O'Neill ... Lawyer
Mitch Hall ... Sportscaster

Jimmy Chunga ... Greensboro Manager
Zev Brooks ... Singing Shalom
Ann Bosler ... Mom
Kenny Ho ... Vietnamese Owner

Rick Macy ... Mr. Garber
Cary Glieberman ... Waldo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamey Anthony ... Baseball Player

Peter D'Alessio ... Student
Dale Thomas ... Rabbi

Michael McQuain ... Baseball Coach (uncredited)

Travis Victor Webb ... Spectator (uncredited)
Tracy York ... Girl in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
David R. Brooks 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David R. Brooks  co-written by
Zev Brooks  co-written by

Produced by
David R. Brooks .... producer
Zev Brooks .... executive producer
Zev Brooks .... producer
Dusty Dukatz .... line producer
Cary Glieberman .... producer
Michael Morhaime .... executive producer
Heather Toone .... associate producer
Original Music by
Eddie Hernandez 
Cinematography by
Boris Price 
Film Editing by
Lance Chapman 
Casting by
Joan Peterson 
Lori Weekes 
Production Design by
George Costello 
Art Direction by
Mike Bingham 
Set Decoration by
Mike Bingham 
Costume Design by
Christina Johnson 
Christina Phipps Johnson 
Makeup Department
Lindey L. Crow .... assistant makeup artist
Susan Geertson .... assistant hair stylist
Janna Larsen .... key hair stylist
Edwin Matsu .... key makeup artist
Maristela Arce Youd .... assistant hair stylist (as Maris Youd)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Rope .... first assistant director
Marie Taurasi .... second assistant director
Art Department
Stephen Allred .... props assistant
Gabe Casdorph .... swing gang
Kent Daniels .... swing gang
Brent Emery .... assistant art director
Jose Escalona .... swing gang
Aaron Haynes .... storyboard artist
Antonio Lexerot .... on-set dresser
Clarissa Martinez .... art department assistant
Jonas Sappington .... prop master
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Brady .... boom operator
Russell Creak .... dialogue editor
Russell Creak .... sound effects editor
Michael Ferdie .... dialogue editor
Bobby Fisk .... sound mixer
Matt Hovland .... foley mixer
Matt Hovland .... voice-over recordist
Matt Hovland .... walla mixer
Michael Kalifa .... sound recordist
Jeff Kushner .... sound designer
Jeff Kushner .... supervising sound editor
Tony Margulies .... foley artist
Jacqui Siler .... foley editor
Jacqui Siler .... sound effects editor
Hodar Wise .... assistant dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Rodger LaRue .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Beck .... key grip (as Erick Beck)
Brandon Ellsworth .... dolly grip
Glenn Fisk .... jib camera operator
J.J. Gerber .... second assistant camera
Dalan Granat .... first assistant camera
Josh Kielkowski .... grip
William Long .... electrician
Jan Michalik .... gaffer
Kory Mills .... lighting technician
K.C. Olson .... grip
Roger Peterson .... best boy grip
Jonathan Sizemore .... best boy electric
Ephraim Smith .... grip
Derek Staker .... still photographer
Laina Thomas .... electrician
Shawn Turner .... electrician
Charles Unice .... electrician
Spanky Dustin Ward .... epk videographer
Jason Zimmerman .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jason Zimmerman .... first assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Natalie Pascual .... costume supervisor
Mary Rino .... set costumer
Joseph Anthony Vasquez .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
James Ahern .... digital intermediate data manager
Keith Shaw .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Ronald L. Carr .... location scout
Marc Conn .... location manager
Ramiro Flores .... location assistant
Music Department
Richard Bernard .... musician: banjo
Richard Bernard .... musician: guitar and mandolin
The Golden State Klezmers .... featured performer
Zinovy Goro .... featured performer
Adam Moseley .... score recorder and mixer
Transportation Department
William Carter .... co-transportation captain (as William C. Carter)
William Davis .... transportation coordinator
Bob Hoversten .... driver
Larry Lynch .... driver
Brett Miller .... co-transportation captain
Jennifer Miller .... van driver
Ronald Owens .... driver
Rick Spidell .... driver
Tom Streich .... driver
Other crew
Hayley Badham .... key set production assistant
Suzanne Bingham .... script supervisor
Paul Block .... craft service
Denise Clark .... set medic
Cristeen Coomans .... craft service
Brittany Dukatz .... production assistant
Larry Filion .... stand-in
Mario Flores .... chef
Terry Gaertner .... production manager
Will Cary Glieberman .... production assistant
Raquel Goodsell .... production assistant
Rocky Goodsell .... production assistant
Nancy Govednik .... production accountant
Tony Henrichsen .... production assistant
Sharon Ingram .... production accountant
Matthew Jensen .... chef
Eric Levy .... production assistant intern
Mike Miner .... production coordinator
Mike Miner .... production coordinator
Paul F. Ruegner .... chef

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Rated PG-13 for language
USA:115 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Come on, chill and enjoy the movie, 15 September 2012
Author: waynebldg from United States

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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