HardballDirector: Brian Robbins
Television actor-turned-director Brian Robbins follows up Varsity Blues (1999) and Ready to Rumble (2000) with another sports comedy. Keanu Reeves stars as Conor O'Neill, an underachiever and inveterate sports gambler who needs a bailout loan from a friend to pay off his mounting debt. As a condition for receiving the necessary funds, Conor is saddled with coaching a corporate-sponsored Little League baseball team for underprivileged youth in Chicago's notorious Cabrini Green housing project. Reluctant at first, Conor slowly begins to enjoy his new authority role, especially when he makes the acquaintance of his players' attractive teacher, Elizabeth Wilkes (Diane Lane). Based on the real-life chronicle Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Outside magazine editor Daniel Coyle, Hardball also stars D.B. Sweeney and Mike McGlone.
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Cast & Crew
|Keanu Reeves||Conor O'Neill|
|Diane Lane||Elizabeth Wilkes|
|John Hawkes||Ticky Tobin|
|D.B. Sweeney||Matt Hyland|
|Sterling Elijah Brown||Sterling|
|A. Delon Ellis||Miles Pennfield II|
|Julian Griffith||Jefferson Albert Tibbs|
|Bryan Hearne||Andre Ray Peetes|
|Michael B. Jordan||Jamal|
|Michael Perkins||Kofi Evans|
|Jermaine Dupri||Score Composer|
|Herbert W. Gains||Executive Producer|
|Jaymes Hinkle||Production Designer|
|Mark Isham||Score Composer|
|Francine Jamison-Tanchuck||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Kevin McCormick||Executive Producer|
|Erwin Stoff||Executive Producer|
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Hardball is action packed! A Baseball team that just wants to play ball and has nothing to lose. Hardball is a funny movie in some ways but drama is placed in this movie often on. The ending of the movie is oftne upseting. (In A Good Upseting Way) Rated: PG-13
This hitts you in the heart were hurts and trust me if you say you won't cry in movies well after you see this you will be soaking in tears! Best movie out there!
Hardball is excellent, filled with compassion, truth and love. I highly recommend viewing. I loved it!
this movie was awesome, good, and well just great!! You really can't say what good part there was about the movie because the movie was the good part!! Well, just see it for yourself it's great!!
I HATE KEANU REEVES...YET I LOVED THIS MOVIE-GO FIGURE.
This movie has it all. The ups and dowms of real life. The possibility for little romance. The story of a guy with nothing to lose who ends up bringing some joy into the lives of some highly at risk kids. The thing that is really cool is that the boys on the team had no prior acting experience and were from the area as well as the extras who were all paid. This is another example of Keanu Reeves being a unique actor who always tries to give a little something back to the community and to his fans.