The Perfect Game (2008/2010)
A Scene from THE PERFECT GAME featuring (from left to right) Angel (Jake T. Austin), Cesar (Clifton Collins, Jr.), Mario (Moises Arias), Gerando (Mario Quinonez), Enrique (Jansen Panettiere), Padre Esteban (Cheech Marin) and Frankie (Emilie de Ravin). Photo credit: Vivian Zink.
- The Perfect Game
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Opened: 04/16/2010 Limited
Trailer: Click here to view at Apple Trailers
Genre: Family Sports Drama
Rated: PG for some thematic elements
Living amidst the gritty poverty of 1957 Monterrey, Mexico, a rag-tag group of boys from the other side of the tracks discovers the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring Major League Coach thwarted by discrimination. Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League® game, the young team members defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League® victory on U.S. soil and find themselves at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Relying on their religious faith, a warm-hearted priest and their love of the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them across the border to southern Texas, and all the way to the 1957 Little League® World Series in Williamsport, PA, where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.
Based on the extraordinary true story of the 1957 Monterrey Industrials Little League® team, THE PERFECT GAME is an inspiring and heartwarming tale of faith and a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds.
THE PERFECT GAME stars Clifton Collins, Jr. (BABEL, CAPOTE, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION), Cheech Marin (GRINDHOUSE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO, SPY KIDS), Emilie De Ravin (Lost, THE HILLS HAVE EYES) with Lou Gossett Jr. and Bruce McGill (ELIZABETHTOWN, CINDERELLA MAN, COLLATERAL) and Mexican telenovela star-singer-model, Patricia Manterola. Among the talent young cast are Moises Arias (Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, NACHO LIBRE), Jake T. Austin (Nickelodeon's "Go Diego Go," "Wizards at Waverly Place," HOTEL FOR DOGS), Jansen Panettiere (ROBOTS, ICE AGE: MELTDOWN), and Alfredo Rodriguez (GOAL, GOAL II).
Written by W. William Winokur based on his book entitled The Perfect Game, THE PERFECT GAME is directed by William Dear (WILD AMERICA, ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD, HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS) and produced by Mark W. Koch, Daniel de Liege, David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, W. William Winokur and Michael O. Gallant.