Hardball PG-13

The most important thing in life is showing up
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 26, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 102


User Ratings: 55,340
...A surefire heart-tugger made with skill and judgment....This endearing film strikes an all-crucial consistent balance between grit and sentiment...
Los Angeles Times
Sep 14, 2001
Despite its several scripted shortcomings, Hardball is a heartwarming and uplifting film... Full Review
Behind The Lens
Nov 13, 2019
...Lane conveys warmth and intelligence...
USA Today
Sep 14, 2001
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Does surprisingly few lurches as it walks the tightrope between urban realism ... and family entertainment.
New York Times
Sep 17, 2001
Rating: 0.5/5 -- A smarmy proposition passing itself off as family fun in the style of The Bad News Bears.
Rolling Stone
Sep 18, 2001
Rating: 2/4 -- Works where it counts, on the emotional level. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Sep 17, 2001
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

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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 10,886
  • UPC: 032429283221
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
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