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Hardball (2001)
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Starring: Keanu Reeves, Graham Beckel, John Hawkes, Diane Lane, Mike McGlone, D.B. Sweeney
Director: Brian Robbins
Category: Drama, Comedy, Sports, Family
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Subtitles:
English
Length:
106 mins

 
 

 

The most important thing in life is showing up.

Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and D.B. Sweeney score in this uplifting story of triumph over adversity that "hits an emotional home run."

Conor O'Neill (Reeves) is a down-on-his-luck gambler in debt to dangerous loan sharks. Desperate for cash, Conor reluctantly takes a job coaching a youth baseball team. The "team" turns out to be a ragtag group of tough-talking kids from Chicago's inner city. Secretly, Conor plans to desert the team after he wins a big bet. But the stakes are higher than Conor imagined: The kids need someone to believe in. As Conor wrestles with his past, the kids start to teach him some lessons that will forever change his future - that responsibility and trust must be earned and hope can appear in the most unlikely places.

 
 
   
   

 
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