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
Christopher Lloyd and Tony Danza previously appeared on Taxi (1978). See more »
After the game against the Oakland Athletics, when Hemmeriling scores, the scoreboard is shown, constantly giving the Athletics errors, and shows the Angels have one run. In the next shot of the scoreboard, the one is now a zero. See more »
Roger, do you believe in heaven?
I guess. That's where they said my mom went.
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I really enjoyed this movie as a young kid. At that age I thought that the silly baseball antics were funny and that the movie was "cool" because of it's about sports. Now, several years later, I can look back and see what a well designed movie this was. This movie opened my eyes as a small child to the struggles other children dealt with and real world issues. That kind of exposure is largely lacking in kids movies these days which I don't think is to our society's benefit. Sure the baseball antics seem really dumb now, but they drew kids in. No seven year old is going to ask to see a movie about foster children, but they will ask to see a movie about baseball. Disney realized this fact and took advantage of it to teach these children an important lesson about the world.
As a young adult the performance of Al and the other angels seems far less impressive, however I will give credit to the actors playing both children and Danny Glover who all did a fantastic job.
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