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Alex and his father are Detroit Tigers Fans. The team is not doing well and Alex's favorite player "Billy Young" isn't either. The team's and Billy's luck turn around after Alex experiences a tragedy that hits close to home.

Director:

Alan Shapiro

Writers:

Alan Shapiro, Bobby Fine (additional material)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bethany Carpenter Bethany Carpenter ... Mother
Lindsay Barr Lindsay Barr ... Peanut Vendor
Dave Bokas Dave Bokas ... Crusty Man
Chris Bremer Chris Bremer ... Loud Kid
Justin Henry ... Alex
Katie Delozier Katie Delozier ... Little Girl
Ron McLarty ... Buddy
Jack Fish Jack Fish ... Stadium Guard
Noah Moazezi ... Eddie
Gerald L. Monford Gerald L. Monford ... Lunch Room Kid
Roy Scheider ... Billy Young
Leon Smith Leon Smith ... Druggist
Ralph Valatka Ralph Valatka ... Hot Dog Vendor
Whit Vernon Whit Vernon ... Mr. Cullen
Von Washington Von Washington ... Souvenir Vendor
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Storyline

Alex and his father are Detroit Tigers Fans. The team is not doing well and Alex's favorite player "Billy Young" isn't either. The team's and Billy's luck turn around after Alex experiences a tragedy that hits close to home. Alex begins visiting every Tigers home game and wishes hard while closing his eyes when Billy is at bat. Alex believes he is the reason the Tigers are winning home games, so he starts ditching school to ensure the W. Alex is detained by bullies at school for the pennant game. Will he make it in time or will the Tigers have to do it all on their own? Written by Nick Puzziferro

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Sometimes, there's courage in just believing.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El equipo de los tigres See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is the first ever "Disney Channel Original Movie," they were originally called "Disney Channel Premiere Films," or just "Premiere." See more »

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Great Detroit movie
25 July 2006 | by captainandcokeasapSee all my reviews

I love this movie for a few reasons. First it was about the slumping Tigers and this was in 1983. If you remember, the Tigers won the series in 1984. Second, the fact that it casts Ernie Harwell, Ray Lane, and Sparky Anderson. Now that Comerica Park is built, Tiger Stadium stands sadly wilting away a few blocks away. This movie now reminds me of what it used to be like to watch a game at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. From the Bismarck brand vendors to the right field upper deck that hung over the warning track. I loved Tiger Stadium. This movie has a good plot but the rest of the Tiger surroundings are what make it special.


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