Summer CatchAugust 24, 2001
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
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.
Eric Van Leemer
(as Jed Robert Rhein)
Are you game?
Release Date: 24 August 2001
Filming Locations: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $7,018,593
(26 August 2001)
(28 October 2001)
Did You Know?
Wilmer Valderrama's film debut.
In the movie, they refer to Framingham State as a junior college when it is a 4 year state school.
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.
That's great, Dad.
I'm trying to help here, hotshot. Most important thing in your life, you don't want my help? Not interested?
I got some place to be!
[he runs away]
Chasing some Shore Road princess who's trying to get Daddy's attention by screwing the lawn boy.
A delightful interlude of no redeeming value.
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.