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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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David R. Brooks (co-written by)
Zev Brooks (co-written by)
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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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Cast

  (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
Travis Victor Webb ... Spectator (uncredited)
Tracy York ... Girl in Restaurant (uncredited)
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
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
Ronald L. Carr .... location scout
Denise Clark .... set medic
Marc Conn .... location manager
Cristeen Coomans .... craft service
Brittany Dukatz .... production assistant
Larry Filion .... stand-in
Mario Flores .... chef
Ramiro Flores .... location assistant
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for language
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USA:115 min
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Good Movie, 23 March 2014
Author: jimel98 from United States

I just watched this last night via Netflix at the recommendation of a friend. Whereas she said it was "hysterical", I found it to simply be a nice little movie with some funny parts. I didn't laugh out loud more than once or twice, but hey, a good movie, even a good comedy doesn't HAVE to have you rolling in the aisles to be good.

The story in a nutshell is simply-Big League player (Charlie) gets out of jail after ruining his life with 3 DUI's. An Orthodox Yeshiva school is putting together a baseball team for the first time and one of the students, who once played Minor League Ball happens to know Charlie and gets him to coach while wrestling with his scornful father, played by Don Most. The details you have to see for yourself. It is really great to see Mr. Most back in front of the camera and he does a terrific job.

Not an exciting movie and at times predictable and some of the coincidences made me go, "Hmmm?" but I cannot stress enough, A GOOD MOVIE. To watch it is to be entertained. A pleasant way to spend just under an hour and a half. The acting, not top notch, is not at all bad.

Sorry if this critique is Luke warm as opposed to the other reviews which raved about it, but I cannot rave. I CAN, like my friend did, recommend this movie. It's fun AND educational for anyone who knows nothing about Yeshiva schools or Orthodox Judaism. I didn't know much, but I learned more. On a side note, it was fun watching and listening to Charlie have such trouble with the Yiddish curses that even a goy like me can say without trouble. I thought many of these words were common knowledge. Who knew? Good movie, enjoy.

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