Thursday, April 8, 2010

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: The Perfect Game in theaters this April 16th

A great family movie and just in time for baseball season, The Perfect Game, is out in theaters on April 16th. Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

In 1957 a rag-tag, shoeless, poor group of kids from Monterrey, Mexico shocked the world by winning 13 games in a row and the Little League World Series in the only perfect game ever pitched in the Championship. These kids, led by their priest and a down-and-out former major leaguer embark on a journey through the southern US and up into Williamsport, PA for the Championship game. They encountered many adversities including nearly being deported and the bigotry that wouldn't allow them into certain restaurants or travel on certain buses. They never lost their faith and eventually captured the hearts of both nations. This is a heart-warming inspirational story in the tradition of "Rudy", "Hoosiers", "Coach Carter" or "Friday Night Lights". Written by John Bradly.

Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Moises Arias, Carlos Gomez, Patricia Manterola and others in the Latino cast, for the most part.

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