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FULL SYNOPSIS

Television actor-turned-director Brian Robbins follows up Varsity Blues (1999) and Ready to Rumble (2000) with another sports comedy. Keanu Reeves stars as Conor O'Neill, an underachiever and inveterate sports gambler who needs a bailout loan from a friend to pay off his mounting debt. As a condition for receiving the necessary funds, Conor is saddled with coaching a corporate-sponsored Little League baseball team for underprivileged youth in Chicago's notorious Cabrini Green housing project. Reluctant at first, Conor slowly begins to enjoy his new authority role, especially when he makes the acquaintance of his players' attractive teacher, Elizabeth Wilkes (Diane Lane). Based on the real-life chronicle Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Outside magazine editor Daniel Coyle, Hardball also stars D.B. Sweeney and Mike McGlone. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:September 14, 2001

Cast

Keanu Reeves
as Conor O'Neill
Diane Lane
as Elizabeth Wilkes
John Hawkes
as Ticky Tobin
D.B. Sweeney
as Matt Hyland
Julian Griffith
as Jefferson Albert Tibbs
Michael B. Jordan
as Jamal
Kristopher Lofton
as Clarence
Alexander Telles
as Alex
DeWayne Warren
as G-Baby

Crew

Brian Robbins
Director
Brian Robbins
Producer
Mike Tollin
Producer
Tina Nides
Producer
Daniel Coyle
Book Author
John Gatins
Screenwriter
Tom Richmond
Cinematographer
Jermaine Dupri
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Ned Bastille
Editor
Jaymes Hinkle
Production Designer
Erwin Stoff
Executive Producer
Herbert W. Gains
Executive Producer
Kevin McCormick
Executive Producer
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Costume Designer
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