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Summer Catch (2001)

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A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director:

Michael Tollin (as Mike Tollin)

Writers:

Kevin Falls (story), Kevin Falls (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Ryan Dunne
Jessica Biel ... Tenley Parrish
Fred Ward ... Sean Dunne
Matthew Lillard ... Billy Brubaker
Brian Dennehy ... John Schiffner
Jason Gedrick ... Mike Dunne
Brittany Murphy ... Dede Mulligan
Bruce Davison ... Rand Parrish
Marc Blucas ... Miles Dalrymple
Wilmer Valderrama ... Mickey Dominguez
Corey Pearson ... Eric Van Leemer
Christian Kane ... Dale Robin
Cedric Pendleton ... Calvin Knight
Gabriel Mann ... Auggie Mulligan
Jed Rhein ... Pete (as Jed Robert Rhein)
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Storyline

Ryan Dunne, a nice high-school kid, who works hard mowing lawns for dad Sean's firm, is caught between loyalty to Sir, who cynically believes neither of his sons will even climb the social ladder, and big brother Mike, who scolds Ryan's lack of ambition to go all the way to be recruiter for for a baseball college scholarship, which Mike had to abandon due to a wound. To complicate matters, he falls in love with a snob client's daughter. Written by KGF Vissers

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Baseball's a sport. Love's the game for Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jessica Biel. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drinking | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Catch See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,018,593, 26 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,693,891, 28 October 2001
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Curt Gowdy and Hank Aaron both make appearances in this film. Gowdy was the NBC play-by-play announcer in the booth when Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 to pass Babe Ruth on April 8th, 1974 in what was then known as Atlanta Stadium (later named Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium). See more »

Goofs

During the season opener the announcer mentions that hitter Billy Brubaker has been struggling with the wood bats this season. Obviously he would not know this nor is it possible since this is the season opener. See more »

Quotes

Sean Dunne: Mr. Parrish. Remember my son Ryan?
Ryan: How are you doing?
Rand Parrish: Fellows, could you do me a favor and not park on the main driveway? Just use the service drive from now on. Thanks.
Sean Dunne: I drove by the Chamberlains'. I thought you were going to do their lawn.
Ryan: I had practice.
Sean Dunne: How's the coach?
Ryan: I told you not to talk to him.
Sean Dunne: I didn't.
Ryan: Someone told him the story about Mom dying.
Sean Dunne: Maybe someone's trying to help you.
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Alternate Versions

DVD release features 12 minutes of deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

References Wing Commander (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Bohemian Like You
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Performed by The Dandy Warhols
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Matt Rhoades
1 March 2015 | by cvillesmbSee all my reviews

I like this movie because i can relate to it and it is a baseball movie.. this is what all baseball players wish to do is to play in the cap code league in the summer after collage baseball season ends. so i like it cause it is a dream i and most baseball players can dream for and this movie explains what the cape is like. also it is somewhat of a romantic movie and the girl that the guy falls in love with is pretty smoking hot.. which is a plus while you are watching the movie. another reason why this movie is good is because it is funny at some points and you feel good for the guy when he is pitching. so this movie is a plus for me and fun to watch on summer nights


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