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      Hardball

      2001, Drama, 1h 46m

      115 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      Although Hardball contains some touching moments, they are not enough to transcend the sports formula. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Conor (Keanu Reeves) is a ticket scalper, gambler and, now, Little League coach for a rag-tag team of kids in one of the toughest part of Chicago. He's no role model, but his buddy Jimmy won't help him pay off his gambling debts unless Conor coaches Jimmy's corporately sponsored team. Surprising even himself, Conor becomes attached to his players -- and to their attractive schoolteacher (Diane Lane) -- and drawn into their tough and sometimes tragic lives.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Some Violence|Language|Thematic Elements)

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Brian Robbins

      • Producer: Michael Tollin, Tina Nides, Brian Robbins

      • Writer: Daniel Coyle, John Gatins

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $40.2M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Fireworks Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby A, SDDS, DTS, Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Keanu Reeves
      Diane Lane
      John Hawkes
      Bryan Hearne
      Julian Griffith
      A. Delon Ellis Jr.
      Brian M. Reed
      D.B. Sweeney
      Michael McGlone
      John Gatins
      Herb Gains
      Erwin Stoff
      Kevin McCormick
      Tom Richmond
      Jaymes Hinkle
      Ned Bastille
      Mark Isham
      Michael McQuarn

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      • Nov 30, 2015

        Dumb at times, but still a really good sports movie. Keanu Reeves is surprisingly good here.

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      • Dec 16, 2010

        Hardball is a totally predictable film from start to finish. While the young boys gave excellent efforts in their roles and Keanu was his usual outstanding self, the story line has been over done. This film was entertaining and I enjoyed the efforts by all the actors but it is not the type of film Reeves has done so well in the past.

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      • Jan 10, 2010

        It's an incredibly dumb urban sports movie that tries to cover racism and male comradery. Keanu Reeves plays a gambling low life who gets stuck coaching kids, so it's nothing you haven't seen before. I can tell that it wasn't supposed to be good, but that doesn't make it okay.

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      • Oct 29, 2009

        Another great movie I got from the bargain bin at Wal Mart.Better then I expected it to be

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