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MICKEY


Year: 2003
USA: Mickey Productions / Slugger Pictures
Cast: Harry Connick Jr, Shawn Salinas, Mike Starr, Michelle Johnson, Sherri Richmond, Mark Joy, Jason Kypros, Richard Fullerton, Bridget Gethins, Stan Kelly, Gary Wade Morton, Tony Perry, Michael A Tessiero, Tom Trigo, Sam Wells, Joseph M West Jr, Kent C Williamson, Timothy Williams
Director: Hugh Wilson
Country: USA
USA: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG for thematic elements
USA Release Date: 30 April 2004 (Limited Release)

Synopsis

MICKEY, starring Harry Connick Jr, is an original screenplay written by best-selling author John Grisham, who played Little League Baseball in Southhaven, Mississippi, in the 1960s. Other portions of MICKEY were filmed in and around the Richmond, Petersburg and Charlottesville, Virginia, areas. The film is directed by Hugh Wilson, director of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB.

Harry Connick Jr plays Tripp Spence, a widower who finds himself on the run with his 12 year-old son, Derrick (Shawn Salinas), who is a baseball phenomenon. They decide to assume new identities and flee to Las Vegas, forcing Derrick (whose new name is Mickey), to forego his final year of eligibility in the Major Division of the local Little League in Virginia. But Mickey's new identity makes him a year younger, and he plays in the following year as a 12 year-old, believing that the fraud will end with the final game of the regular season.

They don't count on the fact that the league they've joined in Las Vegas is about to have a dream season, and its all-star team - led by Mickey - will have a chance to reach the pinnacle of youth sports: the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The Cuban government, the CIA and a US senator are also involved in the tale.










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