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Having said that, I enjoyed the premise a ton and this despite my being a huge sports fan but not much of a sports movie one. The Cape Cod League is one of baseball's best minor leagues and I felt the movie totally captured the feel of that summer league. Loved them using Curt Gowdy as the Chatham A's radio announcer and there's even a Hank Aaron cameo that was a total out-of-the-blue surprise.
The supporting cast is solid from Brittany Murphy to Fred Ward. Now looking back you can see Matthew Lillard, Marc Blucas and Wilmer Valderrama (pre-Fez!) as well as Annie Potts made appearances. The girl who plays Jessica Biel's sister steals the entire movie with her attempts to become the mascot of the A's. Just wait till she finally nails the perfect mascot persona near the end of the flick.
in which overweight women are sought out, targeted, made fun of and ridiculed is beyond me. this movie is a disgrace. and it wasn't even good even if you could look beyond the prejudice of it. the plot was old, reused, recycled and tired, and unfortunatley the characters in the movie are horrendous.
The main character in the movie is Ryan Dunne (well played by Freddie Prinze Jr.), an aspiring professional baseball pitcher who is playing for a Cape League team during the summer, namely the Chatham Athletics. After previous career disappointments consisting of quitting his college team and being kicked off another team, this is his last chance to make the roster of an MLB team. While playing for the A's, he also works for his father's landscaping company and falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy client, Tenley Parrish (played by the beautiful Jessica Biel).
While this is going on, he is getting both encouraged by his friends, teammates, coach to succeed on the baseball field while being discouraged by setbacks during two games as well as by constant taunting from a very strong rival pitcher on the team. In addition, Tenley's domineering father is trying to push her to pursue his career of choice although she longs for another career and does his best to destroy the relationship between Ryan and Tenley, including threatening to cut of Ryan's father's business if he doesn't stay away from Tenley. In addition, Ryan's father tries to convince him that a relationship between a rich girl and someone from his background is not possible.
Overall, a good movie. There are other good characters in the movie such as Ryan's teammates who bring humor into the movie such as Billy Brubaker (played by Matthew Lillard) and Domo (played by Wilmer Valderrama). This move is worth a watch.
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Released in 2001, “Summer Catch” stars Freddie Prince Jr. and Jessica Biel, the former a Cape Cod baseball prospect with hopes for the Major League who lands a gig playing for the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wuchak
I heard a story about a preacher who had written in his sermon notes, “Point is weak; pound pulpit here”. I had that same sense as I watched “Summer Catch”. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tim Williams
Great summer time movie about a minor league baseball player trying to make his way to the pro leagues, dealing with his girlfriends father, expectations of his own father and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. A. Dinell
Tale about a guy that mows yards and plays ball in the Cape Cod League who has a relationship with a rich girl. Engaging.Published 9 months ago by ellison
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