Summer Catch

August 24th, 2001


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A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 4.7/10 (8,118 voted)

Critic's Score: 21/100

Director: Michael Tollin

Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward

Ryan Dunne, a nice high-school kid, who works hard mowing lawns for dad Sean's firm, is caught between loyalty to Sir, who cynically believes neither of his sons will even climb the social ladder, and big brother Mike, who scolds Ryan's lack of ambition to go all the way to be recruiter for for a baseball college scholarship, which Mike had to abandon due to a wound. To complicate matters, he falls in love with a snob client's daughter.

Writers: Kevin Falls, Kevin Falls

Freddie Prinze Jr. - Ryan Dunne
Jessica Biel - Tenley Parrish
Fred Ward - Sean Dunne
Matthew Lillard - Billy Brubaker
Brian Dennehy - John Schiffner
Jason Gedrick - Mike Dunne
Brittany Murphy - Dede Mulligan
Bruce Davison - Rand Parrish
Marc Blucas - Miles Dalrymple
Wilmer Valderrama - Mickey Dominguez
Corey Pearson - Eric Van Leemer
Christian Kane - Dale Robin
Cedric Pendleton - Calvin Knight
Gabriel Mann - Auggie Mulligan
Jed Rhein - Pete (as Jed Robert Rhein)

Taglines: Are you game?


Official Website: Warner Bros. | Warner Bros. [United States] |

Release Date: 24 August 2001

Filming Locations: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $17,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,018,593 (USA) (26 August 2001) (2335 Screens)

Gross: $19,693,891 (USA) (28 October 2001)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

Wilmer Valderrama's film debut.

Factual errors: In the movie, they refer to Framingham State as a junior college when it is a 4 year state school.

Sean Dunne: Tough loss tonight. Nine innings, six hits, five runs, three walks, eight strikeouts and one big mistake. I was talking to one of the scouts, the guy in the suspenders. He's from the Phillies. He was curious about your college career. I made up a few stories.
Ryan: That's great, Dad.
Sean Dunne: I'm trying to help here, hotshot. Most important thing in your life, you don't want my help? Not interested?
Ryan: I got some place to be!
[he runs away]
Sean Dunne: Chasing some Shore Road princess who's trying to get Daddy's attention by screwing the lawn boy.

User Review

A delightful interlude of no redeeming value.

Rating: 6/10

A care free movie about the love of base ball and the opposite sex. Well, Freddie Prinze is the hot shot pitcher trying to make his mark in life while mowing lawns. Along comes Jessica Biel and he is head over heels in love. Playing base ball and making the big time is his goal, but the super rich father of the opposite sex has other diabolical plans and doesn't want the guy who mows the lawn involved with his daughter. But as happens, love congers all and Freddie and Jessica are united in the end. Ad nauseum. Predictable. But a lighthearted movie and worth the time to watch.