R | | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Combining real and fictional events, this movie centers around the historic 1986 World Series, and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.
Michael Hoffman, in his commentary, compares Nicky's journey with that of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: a movement toward Nicky's crisis, and into the past.
I opened thousands of brains.
Nicky Rogan: What'd you find?
Anatoli Kaganovich: Big mess every time.
In one of the taxi/traffic scenes, a passenger in the car behind Michael Keaton's character is out of the car looking to see the cause of traffic. The passenger is an Orthodox Jew. However, this movie takes place on a Saturday (10/25/86), the Jewish Sabbath. An orthodox Jew would not be allowed in a car on Sabbath.
English, Mandarin, Hindi
$9,610 (USA) (12 March 2006)
$103,626 (USA) (9 April 2006)
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