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.
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- Brian Robbins
- 2002 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actor nominee: Keanu Reeves
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; making-of featurette; 3 deleted scenes; music video; commentary by director Brian Robbins and writer John Gatins.
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
- Child shot and killed, another child badly beaten, gang violence.
- Very strong language, most of it used by children.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drug use, scenes in bar, drinking, smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it