The Final Season

2007 PG 1h 59m DVD

The Final Season

2007 PG 1h 59m DVD
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The tiny town of Norway, Iowa, loves baseball -- particularly the games played by the local high school team, the Tigers. So when authorities decide the town is too small for its own school, the residents are devastated. Sean Astin stars as the rookie coach who must lead the Tigers to victory for one last season in this touching drama based on a true story. Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano, Larry Miller and Tom Arnold co-star.
Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Michael Angarano, Tom Arnold, Mackenzie Astin, Brett Claywell, Marshall Bell, Holly Bonelli, Larry Miller
David M. Evans
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Final Season has some inappropriate content for the movie's target market -- 8-10-year-olds. One of the movie's central characters, high school student Mitch, acts out because of his mother's recent death. He smokes cigarettes, tries to get some pot, and steals his grandfather's truck. But baseball eventually helps set him back on the right path. There are some intense moments when the team's bus goes off the road in an accident, kids get injured by baseballs, and there's some fighting among the boys. Language includes some fairly strong terms, including "s--t."

Sexual Content

Kent is shown just in a towel. Patrick is shown just in jeans. Kent and Polly kiss.


Some baseball-related injuries: A ball hits a catcher's wrist, and Sammy gets hit on the back by a 90-mph fastball. Patrick beats Sammy up (punches, threats). Mitch and Patrick scuffle, and Mitch punches Patrick. The team is involved in a bus accident, but no one is injured.


Some swearing, including "bulls--t," "hell," "damn," "s--t," "half-assed," and "chicken s--t."

Social Behavior

Overall, the movie's message is that finding a hobby and doing something you love can help heal pain. Mitch takes his grandfather's truck without permission and flips Patrick off. Two reporters gamble on a game.


Billboards at the baseball diamond advertise Pella Windows, Quaker Oats products, Jolly-Time popcorn, Hy-Vee, and Transamerica. The team wears Nike cleats, and Stock wears a St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Underage Mitch smokes cigarettes, and his grandfather smokes a cigar -- but both are repeatedly told not to and how bad it is for them. Mitch asks where he can get pot. Polly (an adult) drinks a glass of wine. Roger (also an adult) drinks from a flask.

  • 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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