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The Perfect Game

Based on a true story, a group of poor Mexican kids form a baseball team and defy all odds by getting a shot at playing ball in the Little League World Series in the USA. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 30 Apr 2010
Video Release: 02 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

How do the spectators respond to the Mexican team? Is it easier to mock people or groups that we don’t know? Who faces discrimination in this movie? How does this young team respond? What is the effect of their example?

What impact can sport involvement have on a child? How does the game help motivate these young boys to improve their lives?

In the final game, Mexican pitcher Angel Macias set a record that stands today in Little League championship game history. What was it? What record would you like to set?

To learn more about the real team and their amazing showing during the 1957 Little League World Series, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957_Little_League_World_Series

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Little-League-World-Series-Only-Perfect-Game.html

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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