Are you a baseball fan? Remember when Brett Butler played for the Giants? Remember what a great bunt hitter he was? Now he's the current manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks AAA affiliate team, the Reno Aces. He's also pitching something else: Home Run, a movie about a baseball player who is having a problem keeping his life and career from spiraling out of control.
Earlier this year, Home Run was in Prescott for a sneak preview and also to give folks around here an opportunity to preview it. Now it's playing "for real" at Harkins Theater in Prescott Valley, starting this Friday night.
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
Baseball all-star Cory Brand knows what it takes to win in the big leagues. But off the field, with memories of his past haunting him, his life is spiraling out of control.
Hoping to save her client's career and reputation after a DUI and a team suspension, Cory's agent sends him back to the small town where he grew up. Forced to coach the local youth baseball team and spend eight weeks in the only recovery program in town, Cory can't wait to return to his old life as quickly as possible.
As his young players help him experience the joy of the game, Cory discovers his need to find freedom from his past and hope for his future … and win back the love he left behind. With this unexpected second chance, Cory finds himself on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption.
Based on thousands of true stories, HOME RUN is a powerful reminder that with God, it's never too late … because freedom is possible.
An inspiring relevant story about real families, real healing, real recovery.
Opening Weekend – Friday April, 19th
Where: Harkins Theatres Prescott Valley and is rated PG-13
"Nothing great happens when you hold back," Cory Brand