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Two little league teams take on their coaches sibling rivalry, and end up doing battle in a place the baseball world never expected it: in the outfield of the Home Run Derby. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kyle Kirk ... Lori

Matthew Lillard ... Joey

Wayne Duvall ... Simpson

Stephanie Koenig ... Aunt Janey Moore
Emma-Lee Hess ... Fassi

Annabeth Gish ... Michelle
Brandon Balog ... Tanker
Anthony Talley ... Cub #1

Dean Cain ... Rico
Carlos Faison ... Coach Jeff (as Carlos L. Faison)
Joshua Saba ... Dave

Jordan March ... Bobby DeLuca

Jesse Bob Harper ... Sal (as Jesse Harper)
Mike Evans ... Admiral

Barry Bostwick ... Big Al
Gary Sheffield ... Gonzo
Dmitri Young ... Tank Turpino
Molly Gundry ... Osprey's 2nd Baseman
Cristina Sasso ... Coach Joules (as Cristina V. Sasso)
Conner Wise ... Carter Ford
Kaleigh Ryan ... Felicia Lee

Mark Robert Ellis ... Umpire #1 (as Mark Ellis)
Vic Faust ... Reporter Channel 7
Dave Marcon ... Umpire #2
Darren Daulton ... Harrington
Harold Martin ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael E. Cullen II ... Extra
Matthew Edward Marroquin ... Sunburnt loud mouth

Derek Brandon ... Ryan (uncredited)
Noah Fisher ... Red Sox Player #10 (uncredited)
Megan Mockensturm ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Dwayne Roszkowski ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Oz Scott 
 
Writing credits
Tim Cavanaugh (written by) &
John Bella (written by)

Produced by
Lloyd D'Souza .... associate producer
Joe Gressis .... producer
Dena Hysell .... producer
Marvin Towns Jr. .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Austin Wintory 
 
Cinematography by
David Stockton 
 
Film Editing by
Joe Gressis 
 
Casting by
Russell Boast 
Richard Pagano 
 
Production Design by
Bruton Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Mary Lee Hannington (supervising art director)
Bill King 
 
Set Decoration by
Graziano 'Rocky' Gooden 
 
Costume Design by
Couni Young 
 
Makeup Department
Tricia Krupske .... assistant makeup artist
Jeannette Moriarty .... hair department head
Francie Paull .... makeup department head
Sarah Strong .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marvin Towns Jr. .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Becky Chin .... key second assistant director
Mark Robert Ellis .... second unit director
Joe Gressis .... second unit director
Lucille OuYang .... key second assistant director: second unit
Kimberly Sizemore .... second second assistant director
Rebecca Strickland .... first assistant director
Marvin Towns Jr. .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Robert Auerbach .... props
Christian Barr .... graphic designer
Lucie Bouchard .... assistant property master
Robert Brenner .... propmaker
David Burgis .... production assistant
Jamie Callahan .... property master
Sean Clouser .... construction coordinator
Chris-Teena Constas .... buyer
Susan Dieters .... props
Nancy Janosi .... props assistant
Rosalyn A. Johnson .... buyer
Tim McFadyen .... storyboard artist
Ken Moldovan .... prop maker
Ronit Pinto .... set dresser
Aferdita Redmond .... lead scenic
Vicki Stefanopoulos .... art department coordinator
Michael Trosper .... key on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Keith Birchfiel .... boom operator
Cary Clark .... technical support
Tomasz Dukszta .... foley mixer: additional foley artist
Andy Hay .... re-recording mixer
Mike Hostettler .... sound utility
Maciek Krakówka .... foley artist
Eric Maldin .... adr mixer
Maciek Malish .... supervising foley editor
Jamie Scarpuzza .... production sound mixer
 
Stunts
Jim Teachout .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Malik Ali .... electrician
K.C. Bartos .... electrician
David Brush .... assistant camera
Jacob Clegg .... best boy grip
Nick Cutway .... camera loader
David Dalton .... grip
Mike Dittiacur .... b dolly grip
Mike DiVito .... electrician
Frank Dorset .... gaffer
Mike Dzialowski .... second unit: first assistant camera (as Michael Dzialowski)
William Eichler .... camera operator: "b" camera
William Eichler .... steadicam operator
Tracy Facelli .... second assistant camera
Nickolas Gilbert .... second assistant camera
Gregg Horvath .... first assistant camera
Liam Kibbutz .... rigging chief lighting technician
Colleen Lindl .... second assistant camera
David Markey .... grip
Todd 'Chin' Piepenbrok .... best boy electric
Mark Preston .... still photographer
Madeline Sekela .... camera pa
Michael Tambasco .... a dolly grip
Doug Susalla .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Russell Boast .... casting director: Los Angeles
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
Aimée Musil .... casting associate
Richard Pagano .... casting director: Los Angeles
Dayna Polehanki .... casting director: Michigan
Kathy Remski .... extras casting
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rozzi Bryant .... costume researcher
Claudia Combee .... key costumer
Maria Erfourth .... costume supervisor
Mona Lesnick .... assistant to costume designer
Claire Parkinson .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tom Phillips .... digital intermediate conform artist
 
Location Management
Tarrance Alfred .... location manager
Connie Johnson .... location scout
Vikki M. Magdich .... assistant location manager
Tim McClure .... location scout
 
Music Department
Mari Falcone .... composer: additional music
Mari Falcone .... composer: additional score, main title song "All Right Day"
Tom Strahle .... musician: guitars/electric bass
 
Transportation Department
David B. Jackson .... driver
Kurt Knudsen .... transportation coordinator
William Searles .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Michael J. Ball .... production assistant
Hunter Reed Baum .... production assistant
Ryan Bennett .... key production assistant
Susan Boyajian .... voice actor
Felecia Hatcher Brown .... script supervisor
Donald Bruce .... production accountant
E. Charlton-Trujillo .... production assistant
Chelsea Compton .... assistant to director
Patrick Currey .... animal trainer
Brenda Dixon .... assistant animal wrangler
Mary Dixon .... head animal wrangler
Brian Durling .... background production assistant
Mark Robert Ellis .... sports coordinator
Steven Enwright .... michigan counsel
Marybeth Bordeau Flynn .... assistant to producers
Cody Giampa .... production assistant
Zachary Halley .... production supervisor (as Zac Halley)
Annie Jeeves .... publicist
Kathy Kochish .... accounting clerk
Geoff Lassers .... set medic
Dave Marcon .... baseball coach
Marvin Martin .... set medic
Kim McCray .... set production assistant
Aimee McDaniel .... assistant sports coordinator
Aaron Schlager .... production assistant
Jack Schmier .... production assistant
Mason Semble .... production assistant
Jessi Sheldon .... assistant sports coordinator (as Jessi Moore)
Kevin Smith .... production coordinator
Ian M. Stratford .... finance legal
Marina Viscun .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Robert L. Zeglarski .... lender finance counsel (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tom Davia .... special thanks
Sam Eigen .... special thanks
Brian Sweet .... special thanks
 

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Cheesy, but good messages for youth, 9 September 2012
Author: leanna-5 from United States

The direct-to-video film, "Home Run Showdown," was recently released on DVD. The film stars Matthew Lillard ("Without a Paddle") and Dean Cain (television's "Lois & Clark"). The director is Oz Scott, whose last film was Disney's 2004 flick, "The Cheetah Girls." Scott has also directed several television shows in the meantime, including many episodes of "CSI: NY" and "The District." The film is not rated, but is marketed toward families. A few elements could have easily been omitted to make the movie completely suitable for younger children. The film most likely fits into the Motion Picture Association of America's PG rating category due to its use of mild profanity.

Joey Deluca (Lillard) is an ex-minor league baseball player working in his dad's sports bar. Since he left baseball, he's bounced from hobby to hobby, but hasn't stuck with anything long enough to find his new niche. Joey's brother, Rico (Cain), was a more successful and popular professional ball player. He owns the local Chevrolet dealership and coaches one of the town's little league baseball teams. When their father, Al, learns that the league needs one more coach, he insists that Joey take the job. The heart and soul of Joey's team, the Cubs, is a new kid in town named Lori. His mother died, and his father is in prison. Lori's goal is to take the field shagging balls at the upcoming Home Run Showdown. He desperately wants to be on television so his dad can see him from jail. However, only the league's top three teams can participate. He works diligently to ensure the Cubs' success, but Joey isn't as motivated. Al soon sweetens the deal for Joey by proposing that he'll leave his bar to the son whose team collects the most balls at the Home Run Showdown. Game on!

Some films that never go to theaters have a real low-budget feel. They may have hokey action sequences or poor special effects. The main issue with "Home Run Showdown" is simply its level of "cheesiness." Specifically, the film contains poor dialog and lacks plot depth. A few randomly placed political references just seem bizarre. However, the cinematography is decent and the acting is as good as can be expected for second tier actors, given the script. The film is predictable, but does produce some good laughs throughout. And though the movie is somewhat silly, it does offer several valuable lessons for youth. It directly addresses issues such as sportsmanship, cheating, bullying, loyalty, and fairness. The rivalry between Joey and Rico parallels Lori's journey, and viewers can take something away from both story lines. Though "Home Run Showdown" may not be a hit, it's fairly enjoyable to watch and reinforces positive values and sportsmanship for PG audiences.

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