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Premiering on video, PERFECT GAME. In the spirit of THE MIGHTY DUCKS, PERFECT GAME is a humorous and touching story that celebrates the determined believer in all of us. Eleven-year-old Kanin has one dream -- to be the world's best baseball player, or at least not to be the one always picked last. Things look up when coach Bobby Geiser (Patrick Duffy) surprisingly picks him to be on his Little League team. But Kanin soon discovers that Bobby thinks he's one of the worst players and is using him as part of a bet. Crushed but confident in their abilities, Kanin and some of the other "Little League losers" fire Bobby and rally around Kanin's mom (Tracy Nelson) and a retired high school coach (Ed Asner). While setting their sights on the championship, they learn the true meaning of sportsmanship and teamwork, and soon, feel like the champions they are. Overflowing with fun and inspiration, PERFECT GAME will delight kids of all ages and leave you cheering for more!
When a championship-bound coach (Patrick Duffy) adds some notoriously untalented kids to his team on a bet, the players view it as their chance to learn from the master. But the scheming coach has other plans, which include not letting them play. When young Kanin and friends uncover the plot and the coach is dismissed, the team disintegrates--or does it? With the help of Kanin's determined mom (Tracy Nelson) and a past-his-prime coach (a blustery Ed Asner), the multiracial, coed team pulls it together enough to make it to the playoffs, where they face... you guessed it, Duffy and his new team. The latest in a long line of underdog kids sports movies, which started with The Bad New Bears, this 96-minute film from Disney TV has neither the wit nor the grit of its inspiration, but it serves as reasonable family entertainment. Baseball fans will have to forgive its casual approach to the rules of the game, however. (Ages 5 and older) --Kimberly Heinrichs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.