Hardball parents guide


Overall C-

The constant hurling of vulgarities from these undersized teammates is enough to send any heavenly being scampering for cover.

Release date September 13, 2001

Violence D+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D
Substance Use C-

Why is Hardball rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Hardball PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some violence. (re-rating)

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse language, violence
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated Coarse language, violenceLanguage warning-----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G Not suitable for younger children
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Hardball"

Cast and Crew

Hardball is directed by and stars Keanu Reeves Diane Lane.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Hardball movie is February 18, 2002. Here are some details…

Although we have not reviewed the DVD version of Hardball, we provide the following for your convenience…

DVD Release Information:
  • Studio: Paramount Home Video
  • Theatrical release date: September 14, 2001
  • DVD release date: February 19, 2002
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Production company: Paramount Pictures
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 1.85:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English & French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround).
  • Available subtitles: English.
DVD Extras:
  • Commentary by Director Brian Robbins and Writer John Gatins
  • Making of featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Hardball music video featuring Lil Bow Wow, Lil’ Wayne, Lil’ Zane, and Sammie

Related home video titles:

For other baseball movies, check out Angels In The Outfield and Rookie Of The Year. The Mighty Ducks features an underdog hockey team from the poor side of the city that is also stuck with a reluctant coach. Keanu Reeves also starred in a football film called The Replacements.