The Perfect Game

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6.91 h 57 min2010X-RayPG
Clifton Collins Jr. stars as Cesar, who returns to his native Monterey, Mexico after his major league career is cut short. Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin and Ryan Ochoa costar as impoverished baseball-loving kids who recruit him to coach their rag-tag team. Together, they beat the odds and overcome hardships and bigotry to compete in the 1957 Little League World Series.
Directors
William Dear
Starring
Clifton Collins Jr.Cheech MarinMoises Arias
Genres
Kids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Ryan OchoaJake T. AustinJansen PanettiereEmilie de RavinLou Gossett Jr.
Studio
Image Entertainment
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

1518 global ratings

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Gary W. PhelpsReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Perfect Game: Based on a True Story - Nine Boys, One Dream
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This is a true story because in 1957, I was 10 years old playing Little League Baseball. The young boy, Angel Marcias (acted by Jake T. Austin) did have a Little League Record as a pitcher that is still standing. Angel's name was immortal to us in the dugout, in school and church. Just like the American Dream, those Mexican boys and their Coach Cesar (acted by Clifton Collins, Jr.) achieved their dream with a Little League World Series Title and Win! Monterrey had a Base Ball Stadium finally and real Little League as well as Major League Baseball Talent continued
to come out of Mexico! Those Mexican Boys inspired us who were their age to strive for excellence and be a success.
Superb episodes demonstrated how Angel's Father overcame the death of his Son, and reconciled his parenting and love for him! Especially it presented how the nation of Mexico and other countries rose to know those boys and applaud their success. On the field and in personal lives, this DVD movie deserves more than a Five-star Gold Rating as the perfect family movie! It is a privilege to have this true story in my DVD collection for a walk down memory lane.
27 people found this helpful
MichaelReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I didn't know this film was going to be so important to me.
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Actor Clifton Collins (Coach Cezar Faz) is the grand-son of the famous actor Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez. (look him up)
I went to High School with Pedro G-G's son Romario Gonzalez (he was also an actor in his youth) Class of 1965
in Culver City, Cal.. Note the Black guy, played by Gosset, Jr as the great Negro League Baseball Player
'Cool Papa Bell' (Look him up). I was 10 years old and playing Little League Baseball when this
actual team was playing (I was born in 1947). I coached Little League Baseball for seven years in
Seattle, Washington area (Redmond). The Little League World Series is the most important
sports event of all time....Even the Super Bowl. Watch it this year and you will understand.
If you love kids playing sports, you will love this movie.
WATCH THIS FILM WITH YOUR KIDS OR GRAND-KIDS.
14 people found this helpful
LBReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Uplifting Movie!
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I absolutely loved it... the story, the script, the acting, how it was filmed, the character development, the development of the characters as the story unfolds, and the relationships between the characters ... Loved it all! It's an inspirational movie, and although I recommend it for anyone, including kids in Little League or any team sport, I'd say ages 7 and up will begin to appreciate the depth it offers. The movie addresses mature themes, in a gentle yet clear way, including racism, the loss of a child and how a parent's grief can effect relating to another child in the family for a time, the importance of sportsmanship, hard work, and family values. The theme of faith also runs through the story in a moving and culturally informed way. It's a great story and so beautifully illustrated in this film. I will watch this one again!
6 people found this helpful
J. P. WellbornReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A True Story of Strength and Hope
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An important film that speaks to us as Americans today. Based on a true story, a group of young Mexican boys from Monterrey form a little league team, the first ever from Mexico, and proceed, through extensive training and discipline, to win the 1957 Little League series World Series! Imagine how awestruck they must have been, these young kids, meeting the President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well some of the baseball greats of the time, all in the wake of their impressive wins during the Little League World Series. I recommended this movie for anyone who still has a heart, still has compassion for others and can still produce tears of joy for these Southern neighbors, youngsters in the 50s, whom our nation would be officially kicking to the curb today. What a poignant, beautiful film. I highly recommend it.
5 people found this helpful
S. H. CostanzoReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Classic You'll Want To Own
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The film is based on the 1957 Monterrey Mexico Little League team's improbable march from an industrial town in Mexico to the USA and their journey through "local" and sectional qualifying games, all the way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Along the way they meet with challenges and prejudice because they are Mexican (sound familiar?), but in the end they prevailed. It was well cast and was backed up at the end with vignettes of the original team members who pulled off the miracle. Well cast and superbly acted. Heartwarming and uplifting. You'll like this one!
4 people found this helpful
DannyReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
⚾✔This movie teach the kids and Adults to gave respect and kindness to others.⚾
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😄GREAT MOVIE FOR EVERYONE
This movie teach very good manners to kids and adults.
My son play baseball he is on the " Little League " too and he invited all his team to watch the movie and after that all the kids got motivated .
This movie teach a lot of respect abd kindness.
Everyone love that movie.
10 people found this helpful
SugafootReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A movie about a guy who never got his shot and children who were almost robbed of theirs
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People say there's something magical about baseball. I think this is especially true of little league. It's a time in a child's life when he's still brave enough in imagination to still believe that when he's on that, field of dreams, he really is Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, or Jackie Robinson. And that is what this movie is about.

Ths movie also tackles some very adult topics such as social class, sexism, and racism. And does so in such a way that it could be shown to some junior H.S. children. All in all, a movie for all the baseball fans in you're household no matter their age.
17 people found this helpful
Tom ReaganReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Fun for families, but not for fans of baseball movies.
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I’m a huge fan of baseball movies, so I was looking forward to this one, as Bad News Bears and Sandlot are both classics (the former, much more so). I was very disappointed. It’s a decent family movie for kids aged 6-10 who like baseball. But for anyone else, it’s corny AF. Feels like a made for TV Hallmark movie (but with minorities - because Hallmark movies are 99.9% white people - and I’m 100% white, btw ;-P. If it wasn’t based on a true story, I would have hated it.
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