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Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who became the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

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William Dear

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake T. Austin ... Angel Macias
Jansen Panettiere ... Enrique Suarez
Moises Arias ... Mario Ontiveros
Ryan Ochoa ... Norberto Villarreal
Gabriel Morales ... Ricardo Treviño
Carlos Padilla Carlos Padilla ... Baltazar Charles (as Carlos Padilla Lenero)
Tony Revolori ... Fidel Ruiz (as Anthony Quinonez)
Mario Revolori ... Gerardo Gonzalez (as Mario Quinonez Jr.)
Alfredo Rodríguez Alfredo Rodríguez ... Jose 'Pepe' Maiz (as Alfredo Rodriguez)
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Cesar Faz
Cheech Marin ... Padre Esteban
Emilie de Ravin ... Frankie Stevens
Bruce McGill ... Mr. Tanner
Patricia Manterola ... Maria
David Koechner ... Mac Thompkins
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Storyline

Based on a true story. In 1957 a rag-tag, shoeless, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. These kids, led by their priest and a down-and-out former major leaguer embark on a journey through the southern US and up into Williamsport, PA for the Championship game. They encountered many adversities including nearly being deported and the bigotry that wouldn't allow them into certain restaurants or travel on certain buses. They never lost their faith and eventually captured the hearts of both nations. This is a heart-warming inspirational story in the tradition of "Rudy", "Hoosiers", "Coach Carter" or "Friday Night Lights". Written by John Bradly

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Their greatest achievement wasn't winning... It was showing the world that anything is possible when you follow your dreams. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

During the Little League World Series championship game against La Mesa, real Monterrey player José "Pepe" Maiz and Angel Macias along with La Mesa player Joe McKirahan made cameo appearances as fans watching the game. See more »

Goofs

In the first scenes of baseball in McAllen, all the shots that show background have mountains or tall hills. The terrain around McAllen is a river delta and is flat. See more »

Quotes

Enrique: Couldn't pick a place with more rocks, huh?
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Connections

Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Rockin' To The Promise Land
Written by Blue Miller & Burton Banks Collins
Performed by Blue Miller
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Inspiration for young baseball players!
15 July 2012 | by mbrezdenSee all my reviews

I loved the movie and actually was around when this all took place. Who cares if they embellished some things and left out others the story was told to show young people if they work hard at something that is important to them, they can reach their goals, become successful and feel proud of their achievements.

This movie also showed the discrimination that took place in certain areas during this time period and how the players overcame the challenges this put upon them.

This was a life lesson that all our young people could learn from. Both my grandchildren play baseball and they loved this movie. Their parents and grandparents watched it with them and got as much enjoyment out of the movie as they did.

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Country:

Canada | USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish | Latin

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A tökéletes csapat See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$511,698, 18 April 2010

Gross USA:

$1,037,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,878,993
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Black and White (film clips and archive photographs: Los pequeños gigantes [1960])| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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