From John Simmons Daily “The Perfect Game”: A Flawless Underdog Story

“Director William Dear’s “The Perfect Game” chronicles the true story of the first Mexican Little league team and its heart wrenching journey to the American little league championship of 1957. Having directed 1994’s “Angels in the Outfield” Dear is no doubt familiar with the formula for an unblemished sports film. Every movie ever made in this genre (especially when portraying true events) must have two or more the following clichés to be worthy of sports movie greatness:

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From LA Times: “Hollywood Revival File: ‘The Perfect Game’ stages an amazing ninth-inning comeback”

“Two years ago, I took my baseball-crazed son and some of his Little League pals to see “The Perfect Game,” a delightful little film about a rag-tag Mexican sandlot baseball team who against all odds ends up racking up a stunning series of victories — one of them a perfect game — in the 1957 Little League World Series. The film, which is based on a true story, resonated in a big way with my Little Leaguers, who totally identified with the kids’ grit and determination.

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