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Calvin Marshall (2009)

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A college student is determined to become a Major League Baseball star, but finds his true calling instead.


Gary Lundgren


Gary Lundgren
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Frost ... Calvin Marshall
Noah Scott Noah Scott ... Ian
Abbey Merow Abbey Merow ... Susie
Diedrich Bader ... Fred Deerfield
Grace Thorsen ... Leah
Abraham Benrubi ... Coach Dewey
Steve Zahn ... Coach Little
Jeremy Sumpter ... Caselli
Darwin Barney Darwin Barney ... Murphy
Andrew Wilson ... Ernie
Jane Adams ... June Marshall
Douglas Rowe ... Skeeter (as Doug Rowe)
Catherine E. Coulson ... Carramae
Cynthia Watros ... Karen
Josh Fadem ... Simon


Calvin Marshall's childhood dream of playing Major League Baseball is in serious jeopardy as he can't seem to make the Bayford Bisons Junior College team. A poignant comedy about Calvin's deferred dream and the people in his life who want him to succeed. Written by BSF

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Ambition Charm Delusion See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


A character on another team is announced as "David Tokheim". There is an actual David Tokheim, an outfielder who played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization from 1991 to 1996. See more »

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Not a hidden gem but not a strikeout either
11 May 2020 | by joebondoSee all my reviews

Having to watch way more movies lately with the pandemic, I find a lot of movies I've never heard of or am not familiar with. I'll read a description of the movie first than look to USER reviews to see if I'll watch (critics look for a masterpiece while I look for exactly what a movie is supposed to provide-entertainment).

Calvin Marshall was ok. It passed the time for me. Yes there was the usual formulas, cliches you see in other movies like the underdog trying to defeat the odds, romance develops between 2 people than they face adversity. Nothing struck me as special about the movie but I can't say I was bored either. By the way, the lead character played by Alex Frost, really reminded me a lot of a young John Cusack (Say Anything?) especially looks wise.

I could probably find better movies to watch but I could probably also find worse too, thus the 5 rating.

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Release Date:

5 September 2011 (Australia) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashland, Oregon, USA See more »

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Broken Sky Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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