Home Run Showdown

Synopsis: Joey Deluca is an ex-minor league baseball player working in his dad's sports bar. Since he left baseball, he's bounced from hobby to hobby, but hasn't stuck with anything long enough to find his new niche. Joey's brother, Rico, was a more successful and popular professional ball player. He owns the local Chevrolet dealership and coaches one of the town's little league baseball teams. When their father, Al, learns that the league needs one more coach, he insists that Joey take the job. The heart and soul of Joey's team, the Cubs, is a new kid in town named Lori. His mother died, and his father is in prison. Lori's goal is to take the field shagging balls at the upcoming Home Run Showdown. He desperately wants to be on television so his dad can see him from jail. However, only the league's top three teams can participate. He works diligently to ensure the Cubs' success, but Joey isn't as motivated. Al soon sweetens the deal for Joey by proposing that he'll leave his bar to the son whose
Genre: Family, Sport
Director(s): Oz Scott
Production: Image Entertainement
94 min


There is hurt

And there is pain

We are bound

And broken

There are none

Without to stay

Secret things


I have known

The heavy hand

I am scarred

And scattered

I have heard

The very ones

Oh really matter

[kids' voices]

[man's muffled voice]

Come on,

put the cards in.



Come on,

batter up.

Let's go hide it.



[muffled voice]


Get on out here.


Let's go.

Batter up.


Where do you think

you're going?

Who going

to be first?

I'II do it.

Yeah, you'd better.


Strike one.

Strike three.

You're out.

You're done, son.

Be a man.



You're flinching.

Stay in there.

Come on, let's go.


Strike five.

That was way outside.

What are you swinging

at that for?

Come on,

stay in there.

Strike seven.

Strike eight.

Strike nine.

Strike ten.

Stay in the box.

Strike eIeven.


Strike tweIve.

Stay there.


Strike thirteen.

l'll stay here

all day, son.

Strike fourteen.

Strike fifteen.

You're watching it.



You stay there.


Strike sixteen.


Strike seventeen.


Strike eighteen,

you IittIe sissy.

You're going

to cry now?

Is that what

l'm seeing?


Strike nineteen.

Let's do this, Cory.


[man over P.A.]

Good afternoon,

Grizzlies' fans.


to Grizzly Stadium.

And today's ballgame

between your Denford


and the PeninsuIa PiIots.

Today is Young Life day

at the ball park.

lf a Grizzly hits

a home run during

today's game,

Young Life will be

presented with a check

for $1 0,000.


Let's go, guys.

Here we go, guys.

Good Iuck.

It's time, guys.

Go GrizzIies.

Hey, Cory.

Hey, HeIene.

Heard you were

chatting up with Capano

at the fundraiser Iast night.

Oh, come on, HeIene,

you're the onIy girI

for me.

I'd better be.

He had to be reaIIy drunk

to think that was a good deaI.


He'd eat his first born

if it meant signing

a new pIayer.

I don't think

I signed anything.

AII right.

Don't forget.

Home run today.

1 0K for Young Life.


You think Cory

wiII remember that

CarIos is down there?

No cIue.

Or even

who CarIos is?

I don't know.

[playing national anthem]


nationaI anthem in background]

Tough conditions

for the hitters today.

Sun shining down brightIy.

And when you've got guys

Iike Chris Ashman and

Brett Stevens on the mound

it's not at aII

a surprise

that we have

a scoreless game

with only five hits so far.

Cory Brand batting 3-79

leading the league.

And he appears to be

a shoo-in for another

all-star game next month.



Open your eyes, BIue.


Cory's not going

to Iike that caII.

lt appeared to be high

and outside.

De Cruz gave Ashman

the call of strike one.


Strike two.

Strike two.

That was way outside.

What are you swinging

at that for?

You're going

to your momma?

You need to go taIk

to your momma now?

Get in the box.


Go, Cory.



And it gets away

from the left fielder.

Go, go, go,

go, go, go.

He's going to try

to score.

Slides and safe.


That's what

I'm taIking about.

The Pilots are going

to appeal it.

And Cory Brand

has been caIIed out.

What are you

taIking about, BIue?

[peopIe booing]

He storms out

of the dugout,

and gets right in the face

of umpire Vic Cruz.

He's going to be

thrown out for slamming

down the heImet.

And the replay shows

he clearly missed

third base.

So, Cory Brand

about to give

his team the Iead.

Answer you, Blue.

Why don't you cool off?

You're Iike your

brother BIue

over there?

How did you

not see that

standing right there?

What are you taIking about

I ain't touch base, huh?

Touched it now!

There it is.

There it is.

Get out of my face.

[people booing]


Play ball.

And evidently

the young bat boy,

he's the honorary bat.


Oh, my gosh.

Hey, what's

going on, huh?

Doc, is he aII right?

Not sure what

exactly happened.

Is he okay?

Can you see him?

I can't.

I'm on, I'm on.

As Corey Brand

went into the dugout.

[people cheering]

Oh, my gosh.

I think that's enough ice.

Your face is going

to freeze.

Dad, l'm fine.

Oh, hey, babe.

How are you doing?

He's aII right.

I'm fine, I'm fine.

AII right,

aII right.

Hey, guys.

I'm thinking about

sticking around.

What? Why?

I can't Ieave him

Iike this.

What can you

possibIy do for him?

I don't know.

Just taIk.

Find out what's up.

Hey, dude,

can I hoId

your icepack?

Just for a second, Tyler.

lt's an official icepack.

OnIy pIayers and peopIe

on the team can use it.

And I need it.

Here, take it.

Dude, the whole stadium

was cheering for you.

I know.

I was Iike pshhh.

Oh, and then

I went Iike,

oh, yeah.

He's the onIy

brother I've got.

AII right.

I Iove you.

I don't make it easy.



Hey, bro.

What's this,

a reunion?

Why, did she

teII you to come?

We shouId taIk, Cory.


TaIk about what?

What happened to you

out there today?

Showbiz, bro.

It's part of the game.

I taIked

to your trainer.

Said your

bIood aIcohoI

was . 1 5.

CouIdn't find my keys

in that condition,

Iet aIone hit one

out of the park.

It's a gift.

What are you doing

taIking to my trainer?

You need heIp, Cory.

Are we done here?

That kid

you elbowed today?

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Tim Cavanaugh

Tim Cavanaugh is a journalist and screenwriter based in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a news editor at The Washington Examiner. Prior to that, he was News Editor for National Review Online, Executive Editor for The Daily Caller, Managing Editor for Reason magazine, Web editor of the Los Angeles Times opinion page, and was the editor in chief of Suck.com from 1998 to 2001. Cavanaugh was born and raised in Margate City, New Jersey and attended Atlantic City High School.Cavanaugh is a winner of two Los Angeles Press Club awards and a Webby Award. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Slate, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Beirut Daily Star, San Francisco Magazine, Mother Jones, Agence France-Presse, Wired, Newsday, Salon, Orange County Register, The Rake magazine, and other publications. His satirical 2002 article mocking weblogs, "Let Slip the Blogs of War" (an update of an earlier article in Suck), infuriated many bloggers and was included in Perseus Publishing's anthology We've Got Blog. Nonetheless, Cavanaugh instituted Reason's popular blog Hit & Run, which won a Weblog Award in 2005.Cavanaugh wrote the screenplay for Home Run Showdown, a 2012 direct-to-video family baseball film starring Matthew Lillard, Dean Cain and Annabeth Gish. more…

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