The Final Season (2007)
Critic Consensus: The Final Season recycles clichés we've seen in countless other sports movies, making for an unoriginal and uninspiring addition to the genre.
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as Mitch Akers
as Burt Akers
as Kent Stock
as Chip Dolan
as Polly Hudson
as Roger Dempsey
as Coach Jim Van Scoyoc
as Mr. Stewart
as Harvey Makepeace
as Sheryl Van Scoyoc
as Jacob Akers
as Patrick Iverson
as Anne Akers
as Cindy Iverson
as Jean Marie
as Steve Myers
as Kevin Stewart
as Sammy Wilson
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Critic Reviews for The Final Season
An exciting family picture, worthy of viewing, if only for the warm-fuzzy feeling.
Stereotypes are meant to exalt small-town values, but The Final Season is proof that it's hard to paint masterpiece in broad strokes.
Perhaps if Disney had gotten their hands on it, The Final Season would have gotten the spitball polish it needs.
Why is it enjoyable to watch sporting events depicted when we know how the games will end -- how they have to end? Where does the tension come from? Why do we care when we know already?
For once, here's a sports movie that doesn't feature players who are expected to lose.
Belying the claim there's no longer any truth in advertising, The Final Season is exactly the formulaic, by-the-numbers movie it appears to be. These Tigers deserved better.
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Michael Angarano, Sean Astin, Tom Arnold, Powers Booth, Brett Claywell, Nick livingston, Roscoe Myrick, Alexander Roos, James Gammon, Rachel Leigh Cook, Larry Miller DIRECTED BY: David M. Evans Tradition in Norway, IA (pop. 586), can be summed up in one word, Baseball. From father to son, generation to generation, this high school David exists to defeat Goliaths 10 times its size. As Coach Jim Van Scoyoc leads the team to its 19th State title, it seems following it with a 20th is a forgone conclusion. The unexpected strikes when bureaucracy intercedes merging the town with another. Petty jealousies and political designs conspire to rob Norway of its heritage and a 20th Championship. Making matters worse, legendary coach Van Scoyoc is fired and replaced with a one-season assistant coach, Kent Stock--a move that seems to guarantee the team's failure. I guess you can say I am a sucker for these types of films. Use to watch baseball and listen to it on the radio with my dad. Never cared to much for the sport. But yet I can watch a movie about it..:) I am a football kinda gal..lol.. Anyways, I liked this movie a lot. It's a good (and true) story. Love the small town flicks since I'm from one. They are your all American kind of movies.. But this had some good acting, good story, and was all in all a good feel kinda flick. Definitely worth the rent.
Overall, it's a good film. The performances by Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, and Michael Angarano stand out in this film. It kind of reminded me of the Dennis Quaid film The Rookie. The negative, the pacing of this film is off. The film could have been 20 or 30 minutes shorter.
This is the best thing I saw on the plane and it was terrible at best. At least it's good to know that Powers Booth is still alive.
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