In my Top 5 of All Time! Made me miss my home state of Iowa even more. Went to visit the field a few years ago. A must see for true fans of the classic movie! If we all could just have one more catch with our father......
The story of a minor-league North Carolina baseball team (the Triple A Durham Bulls) and its attentive, intelligent groupie who feels it is her mission to live with one young player season and help him mature.
An adaptation of the 1919 major league baseball scandal involving the Chicago White Sox. The Sox are conned into throwing the 1919 World Series. Eight players are indicted but are later acquitted of all charges. The players concerned were barred from the major leagues and the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Sugar is the inspirational story of Miguel Santos, a gifted pitcher struggling to make it to the big leagues of American baseball. Nicknamed "Azúcar" (Spanish for "sugar"), 19-year-old Miguel travels from his poor but tightly-knit community in the Dominican Republic to play minor league baseball in the United States - where anything is possible. He finds himself in a small Iowa town, where he struggles with the culture, the language, and the pressure of knowing that only his success can rescue his family. 2008, 2009 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
It's a love triangle -- but with a twist. Instead of revolving around three people, this story involves twenty-eight: a man, a woman...and a Major League baseball team. High-school teacher Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) is a good catch. He's charming, funny and great with kids. When he meets Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore), an ambitious business consultant whose spirit is as luminous as her beauty, their attraction is immediate. Sure, they have their differences. She's a workaholic; he loves his summers off. He lives and breathes the Red Sox; she doesn't know Carl Yastrzemski from Johnny Damon. But true love overcomes all...at least until Red Sox spring training rolls around. As Ben's beloved Bosox launch one of the most incredible seasons in baseball history, Ben and Lindsey must decide if they, as a couple, will strike out or fight to keep love alive through extra innings.
When a 12-year-old boy inherits the Minnesota Twins baseball team from his grandfather, he does what every young baseball fan dreams of -- he makes himself the manager! Entertaining family film features cameos by baseball's hottest stars, including Ken Griffey, Jr.; Don Mattingly; and Paul O'Neil. Starring Luke Edwards ("American Pie 2," TV's "Undressed"), Emmy-winner Timothy Busfield (TV's "The West Wing," "Field of Dreams"), Oscar and Emmy-winner Jason Robards ("Magnolia," "Enemy of the State") and John Ashton ("Meet the Deedles," "Trapped in Paradise").
The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
Seeing is believing when everyone's favorite friendly ghost stars in this charming, live-action adventure from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. "Ghost therapist" Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci), have been hired by Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty) and her partner-in-slime, Dibs (Eric Idle), to get rid of the spirits at drafty, old Whipstaff Manor. Sure enough, the place is haunted by The Ghostly Trio -- Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso -- who don't believe "fleshies" should come anywhere near their haunted domain. But Kat soon meets another, very different kind of spirit: Casper, a good-natured ghost who's just looking for a friend. Can they all learn to live with each other? With dazzling special effects and undeniable humor, it's a family friendly adventure that's ghostly fun for everyone! (Original Title - Casper)
Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, where a Sioux tribe is his only neighbor. Overcoming the language barrier and their mutual fear and distrust, Dunbar and the proud Indians gradually become friends. Eventually, he falls in love with the beautiful Stands With a Fist (Mary McDonnell) a white woman raised by the tribe.
Steven Spielberg directs this charming fable about a legendary pilot who, after losing his life in a daring mid-air rescue, returns from the afterlife to show his girlfriend how to go on without him. Dreyfuss is touching as the pilot, Goodman delivers a powerful performance, and Spielberg directs the aerial scenes with characteristic gusto. (Original Title - Always)
A simple family man is forced to take up arms after an evil sorcerer unleashes an army of bloodthirsty beasts that destroy his small village and capture his beautiful wife. As the marauding forces overrun the land in an effort to overthrow the king and his loyal magus, the once peace-Loving peasant and his two companions venture into perilous, uncharted terrain on daring rescue mission. In this breathtaking fantasy adventure, director uwe boll conjures up a medieval world filled with royal treachery, dark magic and spectacular battles, all set against some of the most awe-inspiring vistas ever captured on film.
Robyn Lively stars as Louise Miller- a high school student who longs for popularity. Once she discovers that she is a descendant of the Salem witches and has inherited their incredible powers, Louise finds an opportunity to get what she’s always wanted. She soon discovers that cheating her way to becoming the most popular girl in school and snagging the football star as her boyfriend may soon come at a price that she wasn’t prepared to pay!
One of the most memorable romantic films ever and winner* of two Academy Awards®, Sam (Patrick Swayze), living as a ghost, discovers his death wasn't just a random robbery gone bad. To help him reconnect with the love of his life, Molly (Demi Moore), and solve his own murder, he enlists the talents of a skeptical psychic (Oscar®-winner Whoopi Goldberg), who doesn't even believe her own abilities. Ghost is a supernatural mystery-thriller that will cross over into your heart and never leave. Ghost will surprise you, delight you, make you believe. Patrick Swayze plays a ghost who teams up with a psychic (Whoopi Goldberg) to uncover the truth behind his murder -- and to rescue his sweetheart (Demi Moore) from a similar fate. "The word of mouth is that Ghost is a must-see romance," says Entertainment Weekly. Ditto to that!
The classic time travel adventure. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels to the 1950s in a Delorean built by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). After he inadvertantly interferes with the flow of history, he must reunite his parents before he ceases to exist!