The Final Season (2007)

PG   |    |  Drama, Sport


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Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.


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14 October 2007 | mrohlee
8
| Excellent, good cast, good story
The story of a small town high school baseball team in the school's last year. The school, against the wishes of the towns people will be closed and the students transferred to another town's larger school. Sean Austin looking and acting like Vic Morrow has to pull together the depressed, fragmented team. The whole cast contributes. The focus is on the baseball team but it gives a nice picture of life in a small farming community. Tom Arnold is really effective in a small role. This shows what can be done with a small budget and no special effects. I will definitely buy this when it comes out on DVD.

The movie has the climax in the big state championship game. The fact that a town with 500+ people could have a high school state champion baseball team once is something but this one had 19. The opposing teams pitcher was unbeaten in the regular season. The person playing the pitcher was excellent. He just had one line but the expressions and body language was very effective. I liked it quite a lot.

I am sorry to say that I never saw this advertised and I think there was 3 other people in theater. The only reason I saw it was because I had a free pass and the movies I really wanted to see weren't accepting passes yet. After the movie I felt like going back and giving them the $8. It's a good movie but due to either no big stars or no money for advertising most people will never hear of it.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The bridge where Kent and Polly go for lunch is in Sutliff, IA which is about 45 miles from Norway.


Quotes

Jim Van Scoyoc: Norway is baseball.


Goofs

Radio station KZIA did not exist in 1991.


Soundtracks

Big League
Performed by
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Written by Tom Cochrane
Published by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) obo itself and Sky Is Falling Entertainment
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada and RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Entertainment

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Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Sport

Details

Release Date:

12 October 2007

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Sutliff, Iowa, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$661,049 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$1,159,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,159,691

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