The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game (2008)

Genres - Drama, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Inspirational Drama, Message Movie, Sports Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 16, 2010 (USA - Limited), Apr 16, 2010 (USA)  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

William Dear (Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann) helms the period baseball drama The Perfect Game, a cinematization of real-life events that transpired in 1957. Clifton Collins Jr. stars as Cesar Faz, a 1950s baseball player who immigrated from Mexico to the U.S. with the intent of making it as a Major League player. After encountering racism and hostility that stand squarely in the way of his success, Faz high-tails it south of the border and decides instead to coach a Little League team, ultimately guiding it all the way to the Little League World Series. The film co-stars Emilie de Ravin (Lost); W. William Winokur authored the script.

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baseball, immigrant, Little-League, Mexico, poverty, prejudice, priest