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Ring the Bell (2013)

PG | | Drama | 9 April 2013 (USA)
A fast-talking pro sports agent goes to a small town in hopes of convincing a high school baseball star to skip college for the big leagues, but getting to know the kid and the townsfolk makes him re-examine his values and outlook on life.

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Thomas Weber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Scharoun ... Rob Decker
Ashley Nicole Anderson ... Daisy Cook (as Ashley Anderson McCarthy)
Casey Bond ... Danny 'Scooter' Cook
Madison Miller Madison Miller ... Maggie
Robert Caso ... Peter / Fess
Forrest 'Frosty' Respess Forrest 'Frosty' Respess ... Mr. Johnson
Mark Miller Mark Miller ... Willie
Ash Bowers Ash Bowers ... Barber
Steven Curtis Chapman ... Pastor Steve
Trenell Mooring ... Claire
Craig C. Stewart Craig C. Stewart ... Sean Hart
Mike Davis Mike Davis ... Phil, Mechanic
Mac MacAnally Mac MacAnally ... Mac
Matthew West Matthew West ... Steve Wells
Ben Zobrist ... Ben Zobrist
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Storyline

When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he encounters a cast of characters who value happiness and common sense over dollars and cents. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes the next big thing isn't what you expect.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Not Alone
Performed by Crave
Words and music by Ross Hebert
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Ring the Bell is a Divine Disappointment
9 July 2013 | by Mrtide22See all my reviews

On April 28th, 2013, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of this film. It was a church event and I really wanted this film to be good. However, I was disappointed that Christian film makers still fail to live up to their secular counterparts.

Before I begin panning this disaster, I will say that first and foremost, this is a wholly Christian film with a biblical foundation and a clear message of salvation through Jesus. However, this does not necessarily qualify it as a good movie, as so many Christians have been duped to believe.Therefore, I will put my faith aside and judge this movie with the same scale as any other.

The first thing I noticed that went horribly wrong was the script. The entire time I was watching, I was waiting for a plot twist, or a left turn, but this never occurred. The script was overall quite bland and predictable. Also, this movie failed to bring out any emotion in me, though I am certain there are scenes where this should have happened.

Secondly, the acting in every role is overdone to the point that I couldn't take any of the roles seriously. It's so overdone in fact, that I could not empathize with any of the characters. Part of the reason that I couldn't empathize with any of the characters is that they are non relatable and they are all taken to the extreme of their character.

Thirdly, the fact that this is marketed as a sports movie could be considered false advertising. There are approximately 10 minutes of baseball throughout the course of this movie. The longest scenes are " alter calls ", and by the third alter call, I was beginning to lose my mind. This movie is so redundant that it seems like almost every conversation lasting more than a couple minutes ends in an alter call. This is over saturation.

In conclusion, the only positive thing I could accredit to this movie was it's Christian message, and for that, I give it three stars. I would not recommend this to anyone. If you're looking for a faith based movie, try the apostle.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Um Toque no Coração See more »

Filming Locations:

DeLand, Florida, USA

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Whitney Beach Pictures See more »
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Color
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