Picture from Hardball
Overall C-

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

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

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some violence. (re-rating)


The most recent home video release of this 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

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