Hardball (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Released: September 21, 2021
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region A

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 102


User Ratings: 55,340
There's nothing wrong with a good cry, or a good cliche, and Hardball offers both by the barrel. Full Review
Toronto Star
Sep 14, 2001
Rating: 2/4 -- Works where it counts, on the emotional level. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Sep 17, 2001
A charming sports drama that's more about humanity than the joy of winning. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
May 30, 2013
...[Warren is] a tiny fireball of energy....Perkins provides quiet intensity...
Sep 10, 2001
...Its uplifting message about teamwork and caring wouldn't hurt a fly. You might even say, the movie is good for you...
New York Times
Sep 15, 2001
Rating: 3/5 -- This umpire calls Hardball out at first base. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Dec 24, 2010
There's no cork inside Hardball, but there's more than enough corn.
Sep 14, 2001

Product Description:

Brian Robbins (VARSITY BLUES) directs another sports-related picture with HARDBALL, an uplifting story about a man who finds redemption when he's least expecting it. Keanu Reeves stars as Conor O'Neill, an underachiever whose gambling addiction has gotten him into seemingly insurmountable trouble. Desperate for money, he begs his friend Jimmy (Mike McGlone) to bail him out one more time. Jimmy agrees to give Conor a weekly stipend, but only if Conor agrees to coach a little league baseball team in Chicago's inner city. At first, Conor realizes just how unequipped he is for this particular task, as the assembled team goofs off, fights, and curses, paying no attention to his authority. Eventually, however, he gains their respect, and pretty soon, they're winning games. Meanwhile, off the field, Conor finds himself falling for the children's schoolteacher, Miss Wilkes (Diane Lane). He also places a potentially life-threatening bet with a high-level bookie, but after a miracle saves him and he begins to fully embrace his new role as a coach and father figure, tragedy strikes and teaches Conor a much more valuable life lesson. Based on the non-fiction book by Daniel Coyle, HARDBALL is an uplifting story that gets a boost of energy from its non-professional cast of youngsters.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: SEPTEMBER 14, 2001

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  • UPC: 191329204788
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