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Home Run (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 19 April 2013 (USA)
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A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Elrod ... Cory Brand
Dorian Brown Pham ... Emma (as Dorian Brown)
Charles Henry Wyson ... Tyler
James Devoti ... Clay
Nicole Leigh ... Karen
Juan Martinez ... Carlos
Drew Waters ... Coach Pajersky
Robert Peters ... J.T.
Vivica A. Fox ... Helene
Johnny Baker Johnny Baker ... Kindricks' Dad
Billy Brazelton Billy Brazelton ... Security Guard
Bob Carpenter Bob Carpenter ... Baseball Announcer
Victor Cruz Victor Cruz ... Umpire
J. Alan Davidson ... Meth Addict
Gabe Davis Gabe Davis ... Young Cory
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Storyline

Forced back to his small home town, an alcoholic baseball hotshot fakes recovery to regain his position on the roster, coaches a little league team to regain his popularity, pursues his old flame to regain a romance, all while finding redemption among a group of addicts. Written by Anonymous

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Er musste alles aufgeben... um seine 2. Chance zu bekommen! (He had to give up everything... to get his 2nd chance!) See more »

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De regreso a casa See more »

Filming Locations:

Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,582,466, 21 April 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,859,955, 9 June 2013
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The character JT is short for John Townsend in the movie. Dr. John Townsend is a real Christian psychologist who also is credited with pioneering in the field of Christian counseling around the World. He lives and has a radio show in Southern California. See more »

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When Corey and Clay get in his truck Corey puts his seat belt on twice. See more »

Quotes

Tyler: Nothing great happens when you hold back.
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I'm In Love
Written by Scott Allan Mathews
Performed by Jacob Wright
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A movie that is well worth watching but the "god fixes everything" aspect really made it unbelievable for me. I say B-.
3 October 2013 | by Tony HeckSee all my reviews

"Nothing great happens when you hold back." Cory Brand (Elrod) is the best baseball player in the country. He has a huge following and is the heart and soul of his team. He also has a very quick and violent temper. After throwing a tantrum during a game he is suspended and sent back to his hometown for rehab. While there in order to keep his image clean he is also to coach the local little league team. Little by little the rehab, coaching and a higher power start to change his life. I am a huge fan of sports movies so this is one I sat down expecting to like. I did not realize going in that it was also a religious themed film. I do not automatically discount a movie because of that aspect because I have seen some that are very good, but this one like so many others like it are just too unbelievable. I have no problem with putting prayer in a movie or showing religious beliefs but when simply saying I now believe in God instantly makes life better and fixes everything it really takes away from the rest of the movie and makes it feel like a commercial for religion. It may be because I was raised Catholic and therefore cynical but to make a religious movie believable would mean that prayer helps but isn't an automatic fix all. Sorry for that tirade. Overall, a good movie that is worth watching but the religious aspect took me out of the movie. I give it a B-.


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