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PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 29 April 2010 (USA)
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The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

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Logan Miller (screenplay), Noah Miller (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Charlie Winston
Brad Dourif ... Clyde Winston
Robert Forster ... Jim 'Perk' Perkins
Evan Jones ... Mac
Logan Miller Logan Miller ... Lane Winston
Noah Miller Noah Miller ... Clint Winston
Ishiah Benben Ishiah Benben ... Rachael
Brandon Hanson ... Brownie
Lee Meriwether ... Grandma Eleanor
Jake Waitman Jake Waitman ... Young Clint Winston
Zack Waitman Zack Waitman ... Young Lane Winston
John Laughlin ... Walter Houston
Bob Harvey Bob Harvey ... Mr. Castro
James Carraway ... Poker Player
Richard Conti ... Poker Player
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The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving alcoholism, language, brief violence, and for smoking | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bottom of the Ninth, Bases Loaded, Full Count, 3 Balls, Two Strikes
27 December 2010 | by flinchedSee all my reviews

For me this movie is a hit or miss. The pitch is coming towards the hitter and anything is possible.

Ed Harris plays the father of two boys who grow up with major league baseball dreams, only to have them crushed by their father who's alcohol problem seems to stem from, well, I don't know, it's never really dealt with. The boys are inexorably tied up with their father's problems. But what those problems stem from is anybody's guess. There's no big speech, no big explanation, no big scene which is standard in drama's like these where the characters come together, yell, and either sort things out for the better or make them worse.

If the directors/writers/producers, who are two brothers who have some personal and family stake in the film, since they dedicated it to their father, if they just went into a little more depth with the Harris character and use his acting abilities even more, maybe deal with the psychological problems that make him drink, then this movie would have been substantially better. Instead, all we see him do is drink, then not drink for awhile, then drink some more, without any rhyme or reason as to the cause.

Things go well for the boys for awhile, then bad, good again, then bad, were perpetually going back and forth from balls to strikes with no in depth pitch to drive the audience home. Were left with a full count, the pitch heading towards the batter, is he gonna hit it, is he gonna miss, and then..........the end. How we got to that point in the game, the hit, runs, errors, everything before and in between that all led us to this movie, were just not told. Watching just the end of a game is not as exciting as watching it all the way through.


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