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The Final Season (2007)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 12 October 2007 (USA)
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Kent Stock disrupts his life to become coach of the Norway High School baseball team and try to lead them to victory.

Director:

David Mickey Evans

Writers:

Art D'Alessandro (story), James Grayford (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Kent Stock
Jesse Henecke ... Principal Halbestrom
Powers Boothe ... Jim Van Scoyoc
Owen Patchen Evans Owen Patchen Evans ... Owen - The Batboy
Brett Claywell ... Patrick Iverson
Nick Livingston Nick Livingston ... Kevin Stewart
Roscoe Myrick Roscoe Myrick ... Sammy Wilson
Alexander Roos Alexander Roos ... Steve Myers (as Alexander 'Sandy' Roos)
Jonathon Stoner Jonathon Stoner ... Jason Steffen
Christopher Cyronek ... Brett Griffin
Rob Schemmel Rob Schemmel ... Gerry Spitz
Chris Olsen Chris Olsen ... Eddie Fitz
Ric Swann Ric Swann ... KZIA Radio Announcer
Preston Boothe Preston Boothe ... Brent Fitz
Marshall Bell ... Harvey Makepeace
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True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their former coach's shoes and that they can go out winners. In the summer of 1991 Norway High's baseball tradition ended on a triumphant but sombre note. Written by ackerfan

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How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, thematic elements and some teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The actual school that Norway merged to went to the state playoffs in 2009, and 2012 See more »

Goofs

Many of the logos in Veterans Memorial Stadium are for companies that did not exist in 1991 or had different logos then, such as U.S. Cellular. See more »

Quotes

Jim Van Scoyoc: Norway is baseball.
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Coming Home
Performed by Alex Band
Written by Mitch Allan & Alex Band
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Published by Matzoh-Ball Music (ASCAP) and Alex Band Music (BMI)
By Arrangement with Arthouse Entertainment and BMG Music Publishing Inc.
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It's Not Over Until The Last Bat Swings
4 July 2008 | by wordsmith_57See all my reviews

There are a lot of harsh reviews on this film, and it is puzzling. Sure the film has a formula feel to it, but considering how it is based on a true story, how could it not follow the standard underdog formula? The film caught the flavor of the David and Goliath aspect from many points. Small town school wins consistently against larger schools at the state champ level, second choice coach filling shoes of veteran favorite coach, town versus state politics, and the list goes on. The movie is entertaining and inspiring--look for those moments. Iowa and baseball go together and the movie captures the importance of baseball to a small town like Norway, Iowa. Sean Astin gives a likable performance as coach Kent Scott. Form your opinion and don't be swayed by the negative reviews. The baseball scenes are worth the watch all in their own.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Season - Daran wirst du dich immer erinnern! See more »

Filming Locations:

Sutliff, Iowa, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$661,049, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$1,159,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,159,691
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