Pastime (1991)

In this baseball film set in the late 1950s, an aging minor-leaguer (William Russ) befriends the team's first black player (Glenn Plummer), a gifted young pitcher.

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 23, 1991
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2003
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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Plays an honorable game, tackling the touchy subject of ageism on the baseball field. But it's ultimately a hollow attempt, one that thinks that just by touching on a subject that it makes up a plot.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Pastime is a thoughtfully made and intimate drama about a veteran relief pitcher for a class D professional team who turns to mentoring a younger player as his way of saluting the sport he loves.

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Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Great film on minor league baseball in a different time.

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