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The Final Season (2007)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.

Director:

David Mickey Evans

Writers:

Art D'Alessandro (story), James Grayford (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Kent Stock
Jesse Henecke ... Principal Halbestrom
Powers Boothe ... Jim Van Scoyoc
Owen Patchen Evans Owen Patchen Evans ... Owen - The Batboy
Brett Claywell ... Patrick Iverson
Nick Livingston Nick Livingston ... Kevin Stewart
Roscoe Myrick Roscoe Myrick ... Sammy Wilson
Alexander Roos Alexander Roos ... Steve Myers (as Alexander 'Sandy' Roos)
Jonathon Stoner Jonathon Stoner ... Jason Steffen
Christopher Cyronek ... Brett Griffin
Rob Schemmel Rob Schemmel ... Gerry Spitz
Chris Olsen Chris Olsen ... Eddie Fitz
Ric Swann Ric Swann ... KZIA Radio Announcer
Preston Boothe Preston Boothe ... Brent Fitz
Marshall Bell ... Harvey Makepeace
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Storyline

True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their former coach's shoes and that they can go out winners. In the summer of 1991 Norway High's baseball tradition ended on a triumphant but sombre note. Written by ackerfan

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How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bridge where Kent and Polly go for lunch is in Sutliff, IA which is about 45 miles from Norway. See more »

Goofs

Radio station KZIA did not exist in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Polly Hudson: Baseball is not just for boys.
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

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Coming Home
Performed by Alex Band
Written by Mitch Allan & Alex Band
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Published by Matzoh-Ball Music (ASCAP) and Alex Band Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Arthouse Entertainment and BMG Music Publishing Inc.
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Decent, but not great
7 April 2008 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Baseball is the perfect metaphor the American Dream: effort = success, anyone can play, and winning is a metaphor for life.

The Last Season is a nice effort by Sean Astin. It is pretty much exactly what a good sports underdog movie should be.

The film about Norway, based on fact, a tiny town of 500 or so that produced team after team that went onto win the State Championship for High School baseball. When threatened with politics and closure due to lack of funding the team does what it knows best, goes in to bat for one last season.

Have to be honest though and say it's not as inspiring as it would like to be in places, it does hit some good home runs by the end, but overall it is a little too clichéd to really succeed.

If sports movies are your thing then you'll enjoy it, but I don't think this will become anyone's (Outside of Iowa) favorite ever movie.

It is a nice effort, and watchable, but as I said it ain't outstanding...


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sutliff, Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$661,049, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$1,159,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,159,691
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2.35 : 1
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