Hardball

2001 PG-13 1h 46m DVD

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Hardball

2001 PG-13 1h 46m DVD
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Gambler and all-around slouch Conor O'Neill owes someone a lot of money, so he strikes a bargain: he'll coach a Little League baseball team from Chicago's notorious Cabrini Green housing project if a friend will lend him money to square his debts.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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  • Graham Beckel
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie includes very strong language, including many four-letter words used by children. The boys are surrounded by drug use and gang violence. They can identify the weapon by the sound of the shooting and take it for granted that they must sit on the floor to be out of the way of gunfire that might come in the window. One child is badly beaten and another is killed. Also, this film was originally intended to be released as an R, due to the language used by the children. The producers argued that it was an authentic portrayal of the urban setting. Protests during the filming, and, more significantly, marketing concerns about whether the audience really wanted an R-rated movie about a little league team, led them to cut some of the worst language to obtain a PG-13 rating. Yet the movie still has some material, including the gang shooting of a child, that is far more likely to be upsetting to younger audiences than a few four-letter words.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Child shot and killed, another child badly beaten, gang violence.

Language

Very strong language, most of it used by children.

Social Behavior

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drug use, scenes in bar, drinking, smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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