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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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Details

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 inspirational flick for kids...one to grow up with.
23 February 2004 | by car_lover3See all my reviews

I LOVED this movie when I was a kid! I grew up all over the world - dad was in the Air Force, but mom and dad were BOTH born and raised in Detroit so, naturally, I've been a Tigers fan since BIRTH! This movie is great - a must-see for Tiger fans - all 5 of us! Hehe...just kidding!


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