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Year: 2001
USA: Warner Bros
Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr, Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard, Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Bruce Davison, Brian Dennehy, Zena Grey, Tammy Arnold, Marc Blucas, Christian Kane, Corey Pearson, Cedric Pendleton, Patrick Stogner, Wilmer Valderrama
Director: Michael Tollin
Country: USA
USA: 123 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drinking
USA Release Date: 24 August 2001


This summer couldn't be more crucial for Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr), a blue-collar kid with major league aspirations. Every year the hottest college ball players in the country descend on Cape Cod to pursue their big league dreams during the day and let off steam in town at night.

The first local boy in years to earn a slot in Cape's elite baseball league, Ryan's finally got his shot but the temptation to score off the field is almost as intense as the pressure to win on the diamond. With his eyes on the prize Ryan tries to stay focussed despite distractions like the local girls who are all to ready to help the players cut loose among them are Dede (Brittany Murphy), who impresses the team with her ability to pour beer without using her hands and the town's very own "Mrs Robinson" who is infamous for her annual "initiation" of new recruits like na´ve, young, second-baseman Mickey "Domo" Dominguez (Wilmer Valderrama).

As the friction builds between his loyal townie friends and his cocky teammates - college superstars jockeying for the attention of pro scouts - Ryan's rivalry with hotshot teammate Eric Van Leemer (Corey Pearsons) nears boiling point. His only ally is the team's fun loving catcher Billy "Bru" Brubaker (Matthew Lillard) who has got Ryan's back both on the field and on the town. The last thing Ryan is looking for is a fling with sexy, sophisticated Vassar Grad Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel). Will he rise to the challenge or strike out, either way it's going to be one hot summer.

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