A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.
HOME RUN It's a usual nightout in a local disco: Lena, pretty twentysomething, who dreams of to leave this countryside tristesse and break out in to the world. She meets Wolk, a interesting... See full summary »
Fabian Joest Passamonte,
Forced back to his small home town, an alcoholic baseball hotshot fakes recovery to regain his position on the roster, coaches a little league team to regain his popularity, pursues his old flame to regain a romance, all while finding redemption among a group of addicts. Written by
At the 2012 Celebrate Recovery Summit at Saddleback Church, John Baker (founder of CR) mentioned that the testimonies featured in the film depiction of the CR meetings were based on actual testimonies. (Of course, the testimonies of the main characters were created for the plot.) See more »
The first time the refrigerator in Corey's hotel room is shown, it's old and has a spot in the top right corner where something looks scratched out. Later the refrigerator is newer and has a "Do Not Drill" sign in the upper right corner. See more »
Written by Scott Allan Mathews
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The performance by the lead actor "Scott Elrod" makes this movie worth watching. I'm in a mixed marriage, and my wife the Christian, lost interest in the movie despite to the strong religious overtones. As a Jew, I was fascinated by the use of religious values to help cure addictions; it's a strong and powerful message.
Vivica Fox also puts in a very strong performance as the lead character's agent (spokes person), so was believable in her role. As a public relations spokesperson, she plays her character exceptionally well, being able to profit from those she represents, yet knowing if they don't get help they will be worthless to herself & others.
I'm looking forward to seeing Scott Elrod in future leading roles, Hollywood can use another strong lead actor who's message isn't hypocritical.
I'm not sure why people didn't believe this was a baseball movie, with the constant flashbacks to the daemons of his fathers voice "haunting" him throughout the movie. The baseball cards in a closed box, representative of his inner child and letting them go at the end of the movie. Almost every scene was filmed at a baseball field or with a ball / ball; so how exactly is this not a baseball movie on the surface. It might have not been all filmed at the major leagues, but all players have to get their start somewhere. Whether at home growing up or in a little league type program.
This is overall a good movie which kept my interest throughout (yes, it slightly dragged at the 3/4 mark), with a positive message and some great lead acting.
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