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Everyone's Hero (2006)

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A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Writers:

Robert Kurtz (screenplay), Jeff Hand (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ritchie Allen ... Officer Bryant / Additional Voices (voice)
Jake T. Austin ... Yankee Irving (voice)
Cherise Boothe ... Rosetta Brewster (voice)
Jesse Bronstein Jesse Bronstein ... Sandlot Kid #1 (voice)
Ralph Coppola ... Sandlot Kid #2 (voice)
Brian Dennehy ... Babe Ruth (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Darlin' (voice)
Jason Harris ... Announcer (voice)
Ed Helms ... Hobo Louie (voice)
Ray Iannicelli ... Conductors / Umpire (voice)
Gideon Jacobs ... Bully Kid Tubby (voice)
Richard Kind ... Hobo Andy / Maitre D' (voice)
William H. Macy ... Lefty Maginnis (voice)
Marcus Maurice Marcus Maurice ... Willie (voice)
Amanda Parsons ... Emily Irving (voice)
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Storyline

A young boy named Yankee Irving finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero - and make a difference against incredible odds - or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest. In the process, he restores his family's honor, befriends the world's biggest sports superstar, and reveals the hero within. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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No matter where life takes you, always keep swinging. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Loosely based on Joe Dimaggio not Babe Ruth; Dimaggio's bat was stolen at the height of the famous 56 game hitting streak. It was found and returned by a boy named Jimmy Ceres from Newark, NJ who searched for 5 days and found the bat. See more »

Goofs

When the Babe gets ready to take a practice swing using the loaf of bread he sets it up as if he were right handed, but Babe Ruth was left handed. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Cross: [talking about Babe Ruth] What's he got that I haven't got? He's got a World Series trophy! And I want one! Is that too much to ask?
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Christopher & Dana Reeve. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best
Written and Produced by John Ondrasik
Performed by John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony/BMG Music Entertainment
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Not as bad as it could have been
1 April 2007 | by GSmith9072See all my reviews

Everyone's Hero is charming kiddie fare. I didn't hate it but the story sorta screamed straight to video. However, for a film about a talking bat and baseball, I think I was a little more entertained then I expected to be.I like others thought the premise was a little ridiculous, but it gives the feeling of a Saturday morning cartoon where inanimate objects talk for no reason. Fair enough. The premise was still box office poison. Still, the film has some characters that aren't gratingly annoying, and of course the exaggerated one dimensional villains that you would expect. Aside from the lukewarm story, I was a little disturbed by some of the sequences involving young yankee irving in situations that are quite dangerous, aside from the realistic overall film. There is a looney tunes-esquire train segment where characters are jumping from train to train at full speed, and the end where yankee seems to acquire superpowers. Also, the very idea that he travels across half the country and it's kind of downplayed, it just doesn't mix well with the "you can do anything" theme of the film. It suggests to young children that they can literally do anything. It just doesn't seem like the best message to convey. Other than that, it's cute and not terribly original. The animation reveals obviously that this film wasn't done on an 100 million dollar budget, I think what they came out with matches the tone of the film. I'd recommend it to anyone with young children who enjoy baseball or for anyone who needs just a fun little film to pop in the DVD player to distract the kids for a little while.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled IDT Entertainment Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,061,762, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$14,523,101

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,627,188
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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