• The Final Season (2007)

The Final Season

Release Date: October 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2008

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Baseball rules in the small town of Norway, Iowa. Its high-school team is the winner of many state championships, and the coach, Jim Van Scoyoc (Powers Boothe), is National Coach of the Year. When Norway's high school must merge with another, he loses his job. Kent Stock (Sean Astin), who once assisted him, takes over the Norway team for the last season, but the odds are against Kent and the players.

Cast: Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, Rachael Leigh Cook, James Gammon, Michael Angarano, Larry Miller, Marshall Bell, Tom Arnold

Director: David M. Evans

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Final Season, Final Partners, Fobia Films

Distributors: Yari Film Group

Keywords: Melodramatic, Small town, 1990s, Quest, Engaging, Underdog, Rivalry

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Yes it's as corny as Kansas in August, but this admittedly formulaic sports drama is base on a true story and has something important to say about the fate of many small Midwestern American towns whose popular sports teams fall victim to school consolidation. show more

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    There's a sign on the way into Norway, or at least a sign that somebody from the film crew put up: "On the eighth day, God created baseball." If amen is your answer to that, then The Final Season is the movie for you. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Poor writing, an indifferent production and sincere but often wooden acting make "Season" one big strikeout. show more

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