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Everyone's Hero (2006)

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Release Date
 USA: Sep 15, 2006
BoxOffice: $14.5M

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Country Canada, USA

Production Companies
Dan Krech Productions, IDT Entertainment

Studio 20th Century Fox

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Other Titles
• Yankee Irving
• Untitled IDT Entertainment Project
• Everyone's Hero (2006)

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Genre: Family

Tagline: No matter where life takes you, always keep swinging.

Plot: This heartwarming, wholesome family fare was originally conceived by the late Christopher Reeve (SUPERMAN), and reflects a theme of perseverance against all odds from which the whole family can learn. Set in Depression-era New York, the film follows 10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving (voiced by Jake T. Austin), who is more adept at remembering stats than he is at playing the game. Despondent over his sandlot misfires, Yankee is cheered when he makes the acquaintance of a baseball named Screwie (voiced by Rob Reiner) who can actually talk. Later, Yankee visits his dad at the Yankee Stadium, where he is allowed to visit Babe Ruth's famous bat, Darlin' (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg). The bat soon goes missing, Dad loses his job, and Yankee takes off for Chicago with a notion to deliver the bat to Babe. Along the way, he makes numerous friends, including a trio of down-and-out bums who take him under their wing, and a little girl with a mean pitch. The scene with the Detroit Tigers, where the team gives Yankee baseball pointers en route to Chicago, is the film's most charming, while the bumbling bad guy, Lefty Maginnis (voiced by William H. Macy), provides an abundance of slapstick humor. Despite the dubiousness of Babe Ruth's appeal to contemporary youngsters, the story works by

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 Directed by
Christopher Reeve
In the Gloaming, The Brooke Ellison Story, Superman
 Written by
William H. Macy
Fargo, Magnolia, Jurassic Park III
Rob Reiner
This Is Spinal Tap, Sleepless in Seattle, Misery
Brian Dennehy
Romeo + Juliet, First Blood, Assault on Precinct 13
Robert Wagner
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers in Goldmember
Forest Whitaker
Platoon, Panic Room, Phone Booth
Whoopi Goldberg
The Lion King, Ghost, Girl, Interrupted
Doctor Dolittle, Dr. Dolittle 2, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
 Music By
John Debney
Sin City, The Passion of the Christ, Bruce Almighty

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