Everyone's Hero

Allen, Ritchie

SKU: 024543208563

UPC 024543208563
Release Date 2015-10-06
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 2
Length 87
Format Color
MPAA Rating G (MPAA)
Synopsis This heartwarming, wholesome family fare was originally conceived by the late Christopher Reeve (SUPERMAN), and reflects a theme of perseverance against all odds from which the whole family can learn. Set in Depression-era New York, the film follows 10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving (voiced by Jake T. Austin), who is more adept at remembering stats than he is at playing the game. Despondent over his sandlot misfires, Yankee is cheered when he makes the acquaintance of a baseball named Screwie (voiced by Rob Reiner) who can actually talk. Later, Yankee visits his dad at the Yankee Stadium, where he is allowed to visit Babe Ruth's famous bat, Darlin' (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg). The bat soon goes missing, Dad loses his job, and Yankee takes off for Chicago with a notion to deliver the bat to Babe. Along the way, he makes numerous friends, including a trio of down-and-out bums who take him under their wing, and a little girl with a mean pitch. The scene with the Detroit Tigers, where the team gives Yankee baseball pointers en route to Chicago, is the film's most charming, while the bumbling bad guy, Lefty Maginnis (voiced by William H. Macy), provides an abundance of slapstick humor. Despite the dubiousness of Babe Ruth's appeal to contemporary youngsters, the story works by concerning itself more with family values, friendship, perseverance, and good clean fun, than with baseball per se. The standout cast also includes Brian Dennehy as the Babe, and Forest Whitaker as the Tigers player Yankee befriends. The soundtrack features original music by Brooks & Dunn, Wyclef Jean, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.HERO recreates Depression-era America with surprisingly agreeable anachronistic panache. -- Grade: B-3 stars out of 5 -- EVERYONE'S HERO is a perfectly serviceable bit of family animation....It's good family fair that will be remembered well.Theatrical Release: September 19, 20063 stars out of 5 -- [T]he film is touchingly infused with the late actor's inspirational rhetoric....An enjoyably heartfelt adventure.
Cast John Debney (Composer)
Colin Brady (Director)
Dana Reeve (Voice)
William H. Macy (Voice)
Joe Torre (Voice)
Morris Berger (Executive Producer)
Rob Reiner (Voice)
Forest Whitaker (Voice)
Jake T. Austin (Voice)
Whoopi Goldberg (Voice)
Mandy Patinkin (Voice)
Christopher Reeve (Director)
Robert Wagner (Voice)
Stephen R. Brown (Executive Producer)
Jerry Davis (Executive Producer)
Brian Dennehy (Voice)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region 1 Note: Commentary by Co-Directors Colin Brady and Daniel St. Pierre, and Writers Jeff Hand and Robert Kurtz Remembering Chris: Tribute to Christopher Reeve Featurette Making of Everyone's Hero: The Little Guy's Journey Featurette Dual Layer Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.75000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family,Feature Film Comedy,Animation
Attribute Animated,SensorMatic,Standard Screen
Product Code Movie

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