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Everyone's Hero (2006)

Comedy movie directed by Christopher Reeve, Colin Brady, and Dan St. Pierre

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A Sweet And Lighthearted Picture

  • Aug 16, 2008
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+5
I'm actually shocked that considering the stellar voice cast, this movie wasn't released in cinemas worldwide or received a higher level of recognition. I have to be honest, this movie was just really great, in a sense that I can stick it on and my 13 month old niece would sit in silence for the entire movie and enjoy it. Any movie that can achieve such a feat is alright with me. It's no Pixar masterpiece (which I guess the comparison had to be inevitable with such a movie) but it is in a great league of its own.

The story is set in 1920's New York and focuses around Baseball fan Yankee Irving. He's someone who idolises the legendary Babe Ruth and one day hopes to be as great as he is. One day after another game of Baseball with his friends, he finds a talking Baseball (Rob Reiner) which he calls Screwie. Yankee visits his Dad at the Yankee stadium where he works and his Dad treats him to a tour around the Yankees locker room. The next day the Yankees manager and a police officer visit the Yankee home as the lucky Baseball bat of Babe Ruths has been stolen. This leads to Yankees Dad being fired, but Yankee knows who stole the bat. So he sets on an adventure to find out who really stole the bat and get his dad his job back.

An overall great movie that I honestly feel should have got more recognition than it did.

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Everyone’s Hero is one of those rare animated features that boasted a pretty hardy theatrical run but slipped onto the DVD scene fairly quietly and slipped into relative obscurity since.  It’s kind of a shame really, because the piece has a lot of heart and it’s delivered in such a manner that children and adults alike can find something to take away from the experience.  This isn’t to say that the film is without flaw of course but before we get into the ups and …
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A talking baseball and a talking bat might not be the most likely characters to inspire a personal revelation about perseverance and self-esteem, but in Everyone's Hero it's just those two things that help young Yankee Irving (Jake T. Austin) overcome his reputation as a baseball loser and become a true American hero. A ten-year old spurned by the neighborhood kids because of his repeated strike-outs at bat, Yankee is at a point of personal crisis. A chance encounter with a talking foul ball named Screwie (Rob Reiner) and some time spent with his father (Mandy Patinkin), who's a janitor for the New York Yankees, gives Yankee cause for some serious reflection. When Babe Ruth's famous bat "Darlin'" (Whoopi Goldberg) is stolen by opposing teammate Lefty Maginnis (William H. Macy) and Yankee's father is fired as a result of the theft, it suddenly falls to Yankee and his new friend Screwie to find Darlin' and return her to Babe Ruth before the Chicago Cubs loose the final game of the World Series to the New York Yankees. The combined efforts of Screwie, Darlin', and new friend Marti Brewster (Raven-Symoné) aid Yankee in conquering his own self-doubt and infuse him with the self-confidence and strength to profoundly affect both his family and the entire baseball world. Produced by Christopher Reeve, this CGI animated presentation features a great cast of characters and voice talent, and an important message about the power of perseverance. (Ages 5 and older) --Tami Horiuchi

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DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
Runtime: 88 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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