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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.

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Cast

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 »


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G | See all certifications »

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,522,427, 3 December 2006
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wallace Shawn, Jeff Garlin, Diedrich Bader, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Jeff Bennett were rumored to provide voice cameos but this did not happen for unknown reasons. See more »

Goofs

When Yankee and his dad are looking at Babe Ruth's bat in the Yankee's locker room, the dad says how Babe Ruth had it custom made 3 years ago, and Yankee replies how that was the first season Babe Ruth hit 50 home runs. Since the movie is set in 1932, it would mean that 1929 was Babe Ruth's first 50hr season. Babe had already had 4 50hr seasons-1920, 1921, 1927, 1928, and did not hit 50hr in 1929 at all. See more »

Quotes

Darlin': [to Screwie] Face it, Leatherface. You're beat.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Christopher & Dana Reeve. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #3.10 (2016) See more »

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DREAM LIKE NEW YORK
Written by Tyrone Wells and Elina
Performed by Tyrone Wells
Produced by Chris Karn
Courtesy of True American Records / Position Music
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Plain and forgettable kids-only animation
11 November 2006 | by rust37See all my reviews

Oh, yes, EH's language is safe for kids. No f-, d-, b-, s-words at all. General ideas of taking care about parents, and believing in yourself are OK. Yes, Finding Nemo or Bug's life were about the same points, but that's the only thing, which they have in common.

Animation is visually plain and poor in design, nothing to compare with Pixar's production. The most disappointing thing about EH was animation of stunts. When animators didn't have a clue how to solve a stunt they just added supernatural abilities to realistic heroes. Stretching limbs, twisting spine, etc. Dialogs and lines were at level of that garbage animation on Nickelodeon, times inferior to Pixar's scripts.

There is one thing I found weird about the Hero as a parent. 7 year old 3D-boy easily jumps between moving trains, dangles at 20-meter height, runs from home, talks to homeless people, and this is served as right things to do, no doubts or warnings. As my 6 y.o. son likes to repeat after heroes I'm not sure it's perfectly safe to show him this flick. No, I'm not a cuckoo parent obsessed with safety. While watching Incredibles or Harry Potter he knew that they were supernatural, so he didn't want to repeat after them. But together with EH's finale message of "despite of you're small, you can do everything" I'm not that sure.

And the last point - it's absolutely not enjoyable for adults, so calling it a family movie is a big exaggeration.


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