Don’t you just love movies that are based on true stories?! I know I do… especially when the movie inspires people. That’s what The Perfect Game is, a drama film directed by William Dear, and based on the true story in the 2008 book of the same name written by W. William Winokur.
The Perfect Game is about a rag-tag group of impoverished boys in Mexico, who discover the joy of playing baseball. With guidance from a Major League Coach, they are armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game. The young players defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League victory and find them at the beginning of an once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Relying on their faith, a warm-hearted priest and their love of the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them across the border to America, and all the way to the 1957 Little League World Series where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.
Just as the characters in this film had a hard time, the film itself also had a rocky road on it’s journey to becoming available to the public, but it’s finally here and it will hit theaters TOMORROW on April 16.
This movie has a big cast of stars including Clifton Collins, Jr. who is showcased here on Officially Plugged In… and Clifton was kind enough to share some of his personal photos from when he was filming The Perfect Game…
Other cast in the film includes: Cheech Marin, Jake T. Austin, Emilie de Ravin, Bruce McGill, Jansen Panettiere, Moisés Arias, Patricia Manterola, David Koechner , and so many more talented people you can see here.