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Milltown Pride (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 8 April 2011 (USA)
There comes a time when every young man must sever the ties of home to seek his way in the world. For 17-year-old Will Wright, the point of departure comes with the crack of a bat as he ... See full summary »

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Tim Rogers

Writer:

David Burke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Sneed Thomas Sneed ... Will Wright
Rebecca Kaser Rebecca Kaser ... Ginnie Douglas
Ben Ascher Ben Ascher ... Chick Spangler
Logan Phillips Logan Phillips ... Pike Spangler
Chuck Binns Chuck Binns ... John Douglas
Darren Lawson Darren Lawson ... Ezekiel Wright
Sarah Lawson Sarah Lawson ... Rachel Wright
Becka Rebert Becka Rebert ... Imogene
Ken Hines Ken Hines ... Scoop the Coach
Roy Rogers Roy Rogers ... Bo Spangler
Daniel Smitley Daniel Smitley ... Young Will
Willy Walker Willy Walker ... Young Chick
Stephen Hawkey Stephen Hawkey ... Young Pike
Susan Young Susan Young ... Ma Spangler
Anne Cleland Anne Cleland ... Darlene
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There comes a time when every young man must sever the ties of home to seek his way in the world. For 17-year-old Will Wright, the point of departure comes with the crack of a bat as he makes the cut at Newton Mill. But it's not going to be an easy road. During the late 1920s in South Carolina, "town folk" rarely set foot on "mill hill." Young Will has no problem breaking with tradition but his traditionalist father, Ezekiel Wright, explicitly forbids it. Yet Will feels the call to play ball so deep that he leaves home against his father's wishes and becomes the first "townie" ever to play for Newton. Golden dreams of a baseball career seem within his grasp-if only he can catch the eye of a minor league scout at the league championship. First, he has to survive a summer among the roaring, lint-blanketed world of textile spindles and looms. The clash of cultures is obvious from day one when Pike Spangler, "Big Stick" for the Newton Mill Sluggers, goes out of his way to knock Will down ... Written by Anonymous

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Every town had a mill. Every mill had a team

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Drama | Sport

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The Georgia debut of "Milltown Pride" was recognized and commended by the Georgia State Senate in Senate Resolution 129 adopted on February 9, 2011. See more »

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Too much preaching, not enough gaming!
27 April 2019 | by paul-j-pritchardSee all my reviews

I love a baseball movie, even though I'm not American.

The whole genre reeks of spiritualism, mysticism and the righteousness of "the game" which is what I love. I thought this film would follow that line...

This particular movie is basically a faith parable that involves baseball. It's a shame it tries so hard to push its strict Christian ethic at the expense of the working classes, they are the ones quaffing liqour in jars FFS.

Ultimately it's a disappointment because all we see is the protagonist suddenly descend into drunkenness, then have an instant epiphany and rise into sober righteousness with no real journey undertaken.

couldve been a good film, ultimately it's spoilt by a narrow perspective.


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8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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Demorest, Georgia, USA See more »

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