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Hardball - Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Brian Robbins

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

The most important thing in life is showing up.

When Conor O'Neill (Keanu Reeves), a young man in Chicago, tries to borrow money from Ticky (John Hawkes) to pay for his gambling habit, the loan is on the condition that he coach a little league baseball team from the Cabrini Green housing projects. The experience of giving young boys on the team guidance has a life-changing effect on him.

Persons of interest

  • Keanu Reeves .... Conor O'Neill
  • Diane Lane .... Elizabeth Wilkes
  • John Hawkes .... Ticky Tobin
  • Bryan Hearne .... Andre Ray Peetes
  • Julian Griffith .... Jefferson Albert Tibbs
  • Michael B Jordan .... Jamal
  • A Delon Ellis Junior .... Miles Pennfield II
  • Kristopher Lofton .... Clarence
  • Michael Perkins .... Kofi Evans
  • Brian M Reed .... Raymond "Ray Ray" Bennet
  • DeWayne Warren .... Jarius "G-Baby" Evans
  • Carol Hall .... Pearla Evans
  • Jacqueline Williams .... Lenora Tibbs
  • Freeman Coffey .... Darryl Mackey
  • DB Sweeney .... Matt Hyland
  • Andre Morgan .... Umpire
  • Reginald McKinley .... Umpire
  • Graham Beckel .... Duffy
  • Paul Turner .... Bartender
  • Mike McGlone .... Jimmy Fleming
  • Dawn Lewis .... Ellen
  • Daniel Coyle .... Author: Hardball: a season in the projects
  • John Gatins .... Screenwriter
  • Brian Robbins .... Director

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Theatrical report

Hardball? Soft centre.

Hardened, cynical loser finds new meaning to life after experiencing the joys of child minding through sport. Which is not to say that it's bad, just that it's not new.

The kids are all great, Keanu Reeves wanders around with just a towel around his waist and mother-fuckers hang around the projects.

The team with the least technique and the coach with the most heart beats the team with the best equipment and the coach with the heart of stone.

Morals: greed is bad, love is good, childhood should be fun.

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

106 minutes (1:46 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 9 May 2002

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