PG-13 | | Drama, Sport
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Premiered in the same weekend as The Glass House (2001), also starring Diane Lane. Hardball was number one at the box-office, and The Glass House was number two that weekend.
So we go to the 'ship right?
Conor O'Neill: Yeah, we could.
In the final scene, when Conor is talking to the team, you can see Kofi's mum's coat right behind Jefferson, next shot she is walking up to Conor with Kofi.
The mayor of Chicago, school chiefs and coaches were angry about the kids in the movie using extreme language. After protests and saying it was "overly negative", the distributors decided to edit/dub all of the lines with the word "f*ck" to get a PG-13 rating.
$9,386,342 (USA) (16 September 2001)
$40,219,708 (USA) (20 January 2002)
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