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Mickey (2004)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 30 April 2004 (USA)
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A widowed lawyer wanted by the IRS assumes a new identity and signs his now-too-old son up for one more year of Little League. However, this may have been a mistake, as his son's dominance ... See full summary »

Director:

Hugh Wilson

Writer:

John Grisham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Connick Jr. ... Trip
Shawn Salinas Shawn Salinas ... Mickey
Michelle Johnson ... Patty Sinclair
Mike Starr ... Tony
Mark Joy ... Seeger
Alexander Roos Alexander Roos ... Pudge (as Alexander 'Sandy' Roos)
Danny Bell Danny Bell ... Griff
Jason Kypros ... Pete Bracey
Gill Baker Gill Baker ... Peggy
Stan Kelly Stan Kelly ... Prater (as Stan Kelley)
Don Yesso ... Cardinal's Coach
Richard Fullerton ... President Sloan
Peter Gil Peter Gil ... Senator Martinez
Tom Trigo Tom Trigo ... Jack Fernandez
Jon-Michael Moralez Jon-Michael Moralez ... Cuban Coach
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Storyline

A widowed lawyer wanted by the IRS assumes a new identity and signs his now-too-old son up for one more year of Little League. However, this may have been a mistake, as his son's dominance captures the media's attention as his team careens toward the Little League World Series. Written by Strunkinator

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Colonial Heights, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,235, 2 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$293,793, 6 June 2004
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

After shooting the Little League World Series portion of the film in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in 2001, a camera crew went back to Williamsport during that year's actual Little League World Series to get cover shots of the pageantry, of the large crowds, and some of the baseball action. In an example of life imitating art, not only did Danny Almonte, pitching for his Little League team from the Bronx, throw the first Little League World Series perfect game since 1957, but weeks after the series he was revealed to actually have been 14 years old. See more »

Goofs

In the regional tournament the announcer says Mickey has only given up 5 runs all season (52:58), but in the World Series they say Mickey has only given up 4 runs all season (01:18:32). See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Commissioner: They can throw curveballs and hit homeruns, they still listen to their fathers... most of the time. And what every dad wants is just one more season. It's the City Championship, the final game of the year. The father calls the pitches, the son always delivers.
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Alternate Versions

The original theatric release was 90 minutes long. The 2005 DVD anamorphic wide screen version from Anchor Bay is 104:15 to the end of the credits. The 2007 DVD anamorphic wide screen version from Feature Films For Families is 103:52 to the end of the credits - it is essentially the 2005 DVD version with a 00:29 Feature Films For Families logo clip added at the beginning, and 00:52 of the feature edited out for morality reasons. Cut from the coaches' bed check scene at 44:24 is the coaches talking about not having blocked X-rated channels from the boys' room and Griff's hastily switching channels to an ESPN news story on the Cuban team when the coaches knock on the door; the remixed scene looks as if the boys are watching the news story all along while the coaches want them to be concentrating on the upcoming Regional game against Reno Central (although their eyes are unusually wide for watching a news story). In the scene where IRS agent Seeger interrogates Mr. Prater about the false identification papers he supplied Tripp Spence (46:35), the bit about Mr. Prater's girl friend driving a BMW that is a lot better than his wife's is cut. In coach Bracey's bottom of the sixth pep talk in the championship game with the Cubans, his "Kick their butts" exhortation is cut. See more »

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Flawed, but it got us talking
21 July 2004 | by brian-moore-1See all my reviews

I saw Mickey with my wife and our two sons who, while past their little league days, at 15 and 17 are still close enough to have distinct memories of the experience. I thought the movie itself was watchable, but not much more than that...too many innings of baseball that had me squirming like I was sitting on a hard bleacher bench.

What I really liked was the conversation it stimulated over dinner afterwards. Was the con justified in any way? What's the right way to pick a rec team? Would Mickey's teammates really have behaved the way they did post-revelation? Does our government run on back room deals? Not too many flicks, books or news get as much airing in our family. For that, and that alone, I appreciated Mickey.


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