Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and a young Michael B. Jordan score in this uplifting story of triumph over adversity. Conor O'Neill (Reeves) is a down-on-his-luck gambler in debt to loan sharks. Desperate for cash, Conor reluctantly takes a job coaching a youth baseball team. The "team" turns out to be a ragtag group of tough-talking kids from Chicago's inner city. Secretly, Conor plans to desert the team after he wins a big bet. But the stakes are higher than Conor imagined: The kids need someone to believe in. As Conor wrestles with his past, the kids start to teach him some lessons that will forever change his future-that responsibility and trust must be earned and hope can appear in the most unlikely places.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Although Hardball contains some touching moments, they are not enough to transcend the sports formula.
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Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
- © 2001 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC)
Dutch (Subtitles), French (Stereo, Subtitles)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.