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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

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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Dream for the fences. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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:

$207,329, 23 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,089,445, 13 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,878,993, 13 May 2010
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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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Trivia

Because of a funding problem, the film had to shut down just a couple of weeks into filming. When they were able to start up again three or four months later, some of the boys had experienced a growth spurt and all of the scenes with them had to be re-shot. See more »

Goofs

Contrary to the claims of the opening STL-Brooklyn archive footage-based game, Sal Maglie never pitched at Sportsman's Park in 1956. The only time he pitched vs. the St. Louis Cardinals in 1956 was August 5 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. See more »

Quotes

Cesar Faz: What are you doin' here?
Mr. Tanner: It's baseball. Why it's a world series. Only in America.
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Connections

Features Los pequeños gigantes (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Satisfied
Written by Spencer Taylor
Performed by Highway QC's
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Truth hearts, sometimes.
9 July 2011 | by jac7See all my reviews

I was fortunate to see the film, compliments of studio movie grille, and I was not disappointed.

I thought it was a classic "feel good" family movie. Yeah, it won't win any awards, but it will win over your heart.

For some that need "deeper" in a movie for it to be worthy of praise, forget a' bout' it.

It's simple and to the point, yeah, you know what's coming next, but that's alright, it's why we go the movies with our families!

Get it, watch it, enjoy it. Yes, just that simple.

I thought they did a good job of making it all look fifties. Just like the movie, simple times.


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