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PG| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Hard-drinking, ex-minor-league hopeful Morris Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) grumpily agrees to coach a Little League team at the behest of lawyer-councilman Bob Whitewood (Ben Piazza), who has a vendetta against the league for excluding his marginally talented son from play. After failing with his new team of misfits, Buttermaker enlists feisty and gifted pitcher Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O'Neal) to lead the charge -- but can he find the luck and patience to whip these outcasts into shape?

Cast: Walter Matthau , Tatum O'Neal , Vic Morrow , Joyce Van Patten , Ben Piazza , Jackie Earle Haley , Alfred Lutter , Brandon Cruz

Director: Michael Ritchie

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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Release Date: July 27th, 2003|1 hr. 42 min.

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