Set against the enchanting backdrop of 1960's Brooklyn, Extra Innings tell the story of a young man who is caught between pursuing his dream and staying devoted to his Syrian Jewish family that is afflicted with mental illness.

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Albert Dabah, Brian Drillinger (co-director)

Writer:

Albert Dabah
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Credited cast:
Geraldine Singer ... Esther
Aidan Pierce Brennan ... Young David
Simone Policano ... Natalie
Natasha Coppola-Shalom ... Rita
George Zouvelos ... Uncle Ben
Erika Longo ... Dani
Meg Scanlon ... Vivian's Friend
Robby Ramos ... Morris
Victoria Ric ... Maria
Brian Drillinger Brian Drillinger ... Doctor
Devon Roth ... School Girl
Catherine Parish ... Hospital Visitor (as Cat Valentine)
Mara Kassin ... Vivian
Albert Dabah Albert Dabah ... Eli Sabah
Ed Bergtold ... Coach Giambi
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Storyline

Brooklyn, 1960s - At 12 years old, David Sabah feels trapped. The youngest of four in a traditional and devout Syrian Jewish family, his parents Esther and Eli hold him to extremely high standards, hoping to raise him into an ideal member of the New York Jewish business community. His oldest brother, Morris, diagnosed with schizophrenia, is locked away upstairs as a family secret, while his oldest sister, Vivian, was estranged long ago for her rejection of traditional Jewish values. Only his sister Rita remains in the good graces of the family, devoted to her role. Fearful of becoming a black-sheep like Morris and Vivian, he struggles to balance his pursuit of happiness and his filial duty as tensions rise amidst his family in light of a tragic loss. David finds peace through his love for baseball, and even more surprisingly, a natural aptitude for it. When David is offered a scholarship to play baseball for a college in California, all the way across the country, his family couldn't ... Written by Albert Dabah

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Life goes on past the bottom of the ninth...

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Drama

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Based on the life of Albert Dabah. See more »

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The story takes place in the 60's but the phone in the upstairs hallway is modular. You can see the modular wire connection at the back of the telephone set and on the handset. Phones until the mid 70's had a hardwired connection from the phone to the wall outlet and the handset was also factory wired. See more »

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Deeply Touching, Moving, Fosters much needed Empathy in todays times
12 November 2020 | by sandramaxwelSee all my reviews

The film depicts family dynamics in which the characters are not listening to each other , therefore having huge difficulties in supporting one another. This makes it more difficult for one to share their dreams, wants and aspirations. Obviously, in watching Extra Innings, one can see the pain and loneliness expressed as well as the love that David has for the game of Baseball.

It is a film that touches your heart and brings home the need we have to do all that we can to help people in pain, give support and express the love we have for one another.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Brooklyn, New York, USA

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$300,000 (estimated)
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