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This blend of sports and youthful romantic comedy is from director Michael Tollin, who previously produced the sports drama Varsity Blues (1999). Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Ryan Dunne, a ballplayer who's spending the summer as a pitcher for the famed, highly prestigious Cape Cod League, a non-professional farm team that has turned out numerous baseball legends. Ryan's under special pressure on a number of fronts. He's the first local boy to earn a slot in the league in years, and his blue-collar status earns him the enmity of a hot-shot college teammate, Eric Van Leemer (Corey Pearson). Although he's backed up by his best friend and team catcher Billy Brubaker (Matthew Lillard), Ryan adds more stress to his life by embarking on an affair with a beautiful, wealthy young Vassar graduate, Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), who's spending the summer on the Cape with her parents. Tenley is facing her own crisis as her father (Bruce Davison) pressures her to move to San Francisco and work with her uncle, though she'd rather remain in the East and become an architect. Summer Catch is the third onscreen teaming of Prinze and Lillard, and also stars Brian Dennehy, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Gedrick, Fred Ward, and Brittany Murphy. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:August 24, 2001


Freddie Prinze, Jr.
as Ryan Dunne
Jessica Biel
as Tenley Parrish
Fred Ward
as Sean Dunne
Jason Gedrick
as Mike Dunne
Brittany Murphy
as Dede Mulligan
Gabriel Mann
as Auggie
Bruce Davison
as Rand Parrish
Matthew Lillard
as Billy Brubaker
Brian Dennehy
as Coach John Schiffner
Marc Blucas
as Miles Dalrymple
Wilmer Valderrama
as Mickey Dominguez
Corey Pearson
as Eric Van Leemer
Christian Kane
as Dale Robin
Cedric Pendleton
as Calvin Knight
Jed Rhein
as Pete
Zena Grey
as Katie Parrish
Curt Gowdy
as Himself
Pat Burrell
as Himself
Dave Collins
as Himself
Doug Glanville
as Himself
Grif Griffis
as Himself
Jeff Kellogg
as Himself
Mike Liberthal
as Himself
Mike Aaron
as Himself
Mike Lieberthal
as Mike Lieberthal
Dick Allen
as Scout in Black Hat
Randi Layne
as Vivi Parrish
Traci Dinwiddie
as Lauren
Susan Gardner
as Marjorie
Courtney Driver
as Jenna
Jack Baun
as Chris Hunt
Tammy Christine Arnold
as Vassar Graduate
Kenny Gasperson
as Statistician
Mark Robert Ellis
as Umpire
Herbert W. Gains
as Angry Fan
Thaddeus Hill
as Coach Sully
Brock Keene
as Chatham Pitcher
Mike Ribaudo
as Chatham A #1
Matt Hobbie
as Chatham A #2
John C. McGinley
as Talent Scout


Mike Tollin
Brian Robbins
Sam Weisman
Mike Tollin
Kevin Falls
John Gatins
Tim Suhrstedt
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
Harvey Rosenstock
John D. Kretschmer
Production Designer
Herbert W. Gains
Executive Producer