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Pastime (1990)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 23 August 1991 (USA)
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Pastime is a story of an aging, white pitcher on a minor league baseball team who takes a young, talented, black pitcher under his wing in 1957.

Director:

Robin B. Armstrong

Writer:

David Eyre Jr. (as D.M. Eyre Jr.)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Achorn ... Cal
Ernie Banks Ernie Banks ... Steamer Fan
Ernie Lee Banks ... Steamer Fan
Joey Banks Joey Banks ... Slinding Base Runner
Mark Benedetto Mark Benedetto ... Beaned Bomber
Susan Cash Susan Cash ... Mrs. Laporte
Michael Chieffo ... Pool Player
Troy Evans ... Art
Bob Feller Bob Feller ... VFW Man
Charles Fick Charles Fick ... 1st First Base Umpire (as Chuck Fick)
Mary Pat Gleason ... Woman at Bar
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Hahn
John Homa John Homa ... Frank
Kathryn Kates ... Ethel
Harmon Killebrew Harmon Killebrew ... VFW Man
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Storyline

Pastime is a story of an aging, white pitcher on a minor league baseball team who takes a young, talented, black pitcher under his wing in 1957.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A story of a major miracle in the minor leagues.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Cup of Coffee See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,726, 25 August 1991

Gross USA:

$267,265

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$267,265
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut for Robin B. Armstrong. See more »

Goofs

While a Vinyl LP record is playing the National Anthem, the record player arm jumps and skips ahead, but the music does not skip. See more »

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References The Cameraman (1928) See more »

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Written and performed by Santo & Johnny
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Baseball's bottom feeders .........
22 February 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The glamorous world of big league baseball is turned upside down in "Pastime". Instead of watching underachieving, overpaid, major leaguers, you are riding in a bus with the lowest minor league team, and getting a genuine appreciation for their dreams and disappointments. The acting and 50s atmosphere is perfect. William Russ is outstanding as the 40 year old pitcher, hanging on simply because of his love for the game. Noble Willingham as the wise and compassionate manager is another standout. Anyone who enjoys baseball should like the insight gained from this film. In short, "Pastime" is a baseball winner, even if the team is not. - MERK


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