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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 106 min
Ratings
41% critics Rotten Tomatoes
70% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 14+ Common Sense Media
Genre Drama, Sport
Release 09/14/01
Actors Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne
Directors Brian Robbins
Bright, well-educated, handsome Conor O'Neill's promising future was wrecked by his gambling addiction, which dragged him into heavy drinking and petty crime, but worst of all, the stifling grip of loan-shark bookies. Desperate for a loan, he accepts to stand in for lawyer friend Jimmy Fleming as coach of a Chicago black 'projects' ghetto Little League baseball team. His sense of pride, becoming the boys' sole idol, and competition, plus their attractive teacher, motivate Conor. But the crushing loan problem rather requires leaving town.
Genre Drama, Sport
Release 09/14/01
Actors Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne
Directors Brian Robbins
Bright, well-educated, handsome Conor O'Neill's promising future was wrecked by his gambling addiction, which dragged him into heavy drinking and petty crime, but worst of all, the stifling grip of loan-shark bookies. Desperate for a loan, he accepts to stand in for lawyer friend Jimmy Fleming as coach of a Chicago black 'projects' ghetto Little League baseball team. His sense of pride, becoming the boys' sole idol, and competition, plus their attractive teacher, motivate Conor. But the crushing loan problem rather requires leaving town.