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The Perfect Game
Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who became the first non-U. Director: William Dear.
Writers: W. William Winokur , W. William Winokur book. Stars: Clifton Collins Jr. From metacritic. IMDb's Guide to Horror.
Petrila City. Baseball films. Watched: "Sport". Best Movies Ranked. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Jake T. Angel Macias Jansen Panettiere Enrique Suarez Moises Arias Mario Ontiveros Ryan Ochoa Norberto Villarreal Gabriel Morales Gerardo Gonzalez as Mario Quinonez Jr. Cesar Faz Cheech Marin Padre Esteban Emilie de Ravin Frankie Stevens Bruce McGill Tanner Patricia Manterola Maria David Koechner Edit Storyline Based on a true story.
Facing all manner of obstacles, including racism, the boys from Monterrey, Mexico won thirteen games in a row in the Little League World Series and made history when Angel Macias Jake T. Laura: Yet another in the long line of inspirational sports stories, "The Perfect Game" is good, wholesome family entertainment with big messages about tolerance and team work, but it should be no surprise to anyone that W.
William Winokur's adaptation of his book is Hollywoodized with cliched subplots. Director William Dear 's "Angels in the Outfield" has a predilection for baseball movies and he does get the sport front and center but some of his scene transitions are clumsy.
Still, a bunch of appealing youngsters paired with the terrific character Collins and "The Perfect Game," while corny, is less treacly than it could have been. But Angel shares his brother's love of baseball as does Padre Estaban Marin , who encourages the boys to listen to games on his radio. When Angel finds a real baseball, an actual St. Louis Cardinals ball no less, it sees it as a sign.
The Perfect Game Tells of a Small Miracle
Sure enough, practicing his pitches draws out Cesar, a former towel guy disillusioned by his experience with the big leagues in the U. Cesar tells Angel he was a coach, however, and before he knows what hit him, he's coaching Monterrey's first Little League team with only four weeks before World Series.
The rag tag team, of which only four and a half players really stand out, board a bus for the border each clutching a paper bag containing one clean pair of underwear. They disembark at the boarder and walk the ten miles to their first game, which, much to their surprise, they win against their arch rivals from Mexico City.
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When they keep winning, they attract the attention of newspaperwoman Frankie Emilie de Ravin, TV's "Lost," "Remember Me" , who charts their amazing story while noting the hardships they endure. There is some nice stuff here. When the boys stop at a diner, they note the Houston team's one black player sitting alone and rally around him, gaining a big fan in diner owner Betty Frances Fisher, "In the Valley of Elah" in the process.