Roger, who has lost his mother, is living separated from his father. As he and his friend J.P. are fans of the California Angels baseball team, he has got only two dreams: living together with a real family and seeing the Angels winning the Pennant.Written by
The "tobacco" that Carney Lansford spits at the end of the movie is actually black licorice. See more »
On the 3-1 pitch by Mel Clark to the White Sox Hitter, Ranch says that it could be the game as the ball is headed down the Left Field Line. Since they are playing at home, the Angels hitters would have 3 outs to either tie and continue in extra innings or take the lead if White Sox took the lead in the top of the inning. See more »
Roger, do you believe in heaven?
I guess. That's where they said my mom went.
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I enjoy movies like this for their spirit, no pun intended. Its a decent, clean movie about a baseball team that's falling behind, and a young fan wishes for them to win, since his deadbeat dad said that was the only way he'd come back for him.
The spirit shines through in two ways: A funny cast with Danny Glover and a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the heavenly herald Al, taking the dynamic form of Christopher Lloyd. Its an energetic movie. It gets you smiling, and really involves you in the sport.
Therein lies my gripe. the one thing that kinda bugs me is these sports movies that kind of turn you into an unexpecting fan for the team. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I just find it odd that I should come away from the movie thinking the Angels are a strong, cool team, when really my base loyalty, such as it is, lies with the Toronto Blue Jays. It's interesting, really. If it's just a movie about an underdog kids team, then its okay.
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