Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured...
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Young Hutch Lawton brags to his Little League buddies that his dad knows Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Forced to "put up or shut up" Hutch goes to spring training camp where he is lectured about honesty being the best policy. He returns to face his buddies with the truth to find the entire Little League team invited to camp.Written by
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Ft. Lauterdale Stadium, where Hutch first tries to meet Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, opened in 1962 the same year "Safe At Home" was released. See more »
Early in the film, some boys stop to watch two men on a bridge catch a fish. However, the fish doesn't move as they reel it in - its obviously a prop or a dead fish that was previously placed on the line for them to pull out. See more »
This is one of those movies that's really bad but worth watching if you happen to be watching a movie channel on TV on opening day of the baseball season. The acting is mediocre (even William Frawley), the story is thin, and the moral at the end is sappy. But the picture does manage to catch something true and real about boys and their fascination with heroes. It has some interesting shots of spring training circa 1962. It features the glorious beauty of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris (they are resolutely boring; this is worth knowing). And it gives a bit of the feeling of Florida before the big boom times of the '60s.
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