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Extra Innings (2019)

| Drama | 5 May 2019 (USA)
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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

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Albert Dabah
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Credited cast:
Aidan Pierce Brennan ... Young David
Robby Ramos ... Morris
Geraldine Singer ... Esther
Natasha Coppola-Shalom ... Rita
Caden Asher Mazurek ... Left Fielder
Simone Policano ... Natalie
Brian Drillinger Brian Drillinger ... Doctor
Catherine Parish ... Hospital Visitor (as Cat Valentine)
Meg Scanlon ... Vivian's Friend
Devon Roth ... School Girl
Erika Longo ... Dani
Albert Dabah ... Eli Sabah
Mara Kassin ... Vivian
Victoria Ric ... Maria
Alex Walton ... David
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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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GREAT START TO MOVIE THAT IN THE END DISSAPOINTS.
30 September 2020 | by galexanderpSee all my reviews

This movie starts out as a very realistic and engaging story. About a boy whose dream is to become a professional baseball player. He exhibits the talent which is acknowledged by his coach.The problem is that his parents are not appreciative of his interest. They would prefer that he pursuit a more realistic goal more in line with the family's Jewish traditions.

The drama includes inter-family trauma involving an older brother who is suffering from deep depression and a free spirited sister who lives in California. The first 45 minutes of this movie are really great. The young actor playing the part of the main character was superb as are the parents who interact with him. When they cut to scene where he is all grown up for me the movie just fell all apart. The story line became a real bore populated with uninteresting character actors. In short it loss its soul and that was it for me.

Filmmakers often take on a big gamble when they try to change an endearing child actor's portrayal and transform it into a continuation as an adult and guess what it does not always work.


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English

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5 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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Brooklyn, New York, USA

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$300,000 (estimated)
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