The Perfect Game (2009)
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Posted On: March 27, 2010

Movie: The Perfect Game (2009)

“Based on a true story. 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”

  • Director: William Dear
  • Release Date:
    16 April 2010 (USA)
  • Country: USA
  • Genre: Drama , Family , Sport See »
  • MPAA:
    Rated PG for some thematic elements.

Tagline: Dream for the fences.

Trivia: Because of a funding problem, the film had to shut down just a couple of weeks into filming. When they were able to start up again 3 or 4 months later, some of the boys had experienced a growth spurt and all scenes with them had to be re-shot.
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Goofs: Anachronisms: At the final game, the American flag has 50 stars. In 1957 (when the film takes place), Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states. They were granted statehood in 1959.
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