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Summer Catch (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 24 August 2001 (USA)
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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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Taglines:

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:

Hot Summer 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

At the beginning of the film prinze refers to "The Big Hurt" having played in the league. He is referring to hall of famer Frank Thomas. See more »

Goofs

When Ryan's buddies are keeping track of the number of strikeouts that he gets in the last game by posting the 'K' signs they mistakenly post the Ks backwards when batters swing at the third strike. The backwards K is the baseball scorekeeping symbol for a strikeout in which the batter does not swing at the third strike. (Though this might be excused as character error). See more »

Quotes

Ryan: [angry at the umpire at the Hyannis game] Does his wife know he's screwin us?
John Schiffner: All right, let's not have a meltdown...
Billy: It's me...
Ryan: What?
Billy: Yeah, I don't think he appreciates me fartin' in his face all night... First it was accidental, now I'm tryin' to make him cry... and I'm pretty sure I just poo-pooed in my panties...
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Connections

References The Court Jester (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Skin
Written by Ed Roland
Performed by Collective Soul
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A delightful interlude of no redeeming value.
9 January 2004 | by acearmsSee all my reviews

A care free movie about the love of base ball and the opposite sex. Well, Freddie Prinze is the hot shot pitcher trying to make his mark in life while mowing lawns. Along comes Jessica Biel and he is head over heels in love. Playing base ball and making the big time is his goal, but the super rich father of the opposite sex has other diabolical plans and doesn't want the guy who mows the lawn involved with his daughter. But as happens, love congers all and Freddie and Jessica are united in the end. Ad nauseum. Predictable. But a lighthearted movie and worth the time to watch.


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