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Everyone's Hero

By William H. Macy (Voice Talents of) & Brian Dennehy (Voice Talents of)
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Everyone's Hero' is a heart warming comedy-adventure, telling the story of a young boy's thousand-mile journey to help Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees win the World Series. The project's theme of perseverance against all odds was inspired by the film's originating director and executive producer, Christopher Reeve.

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Actors: Fox Faith, Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg, Ritchie Allen, Rob Reiner
Directors: Christopher Reeve, Colin Brady, Dan St. Pierre
Writers: Howard Jonas, Jeff Hand, Robert Kurtz
Producers: Cheryl Abood
Format: AC-3,   Animated,   Color,   Dolby,   Dubbed,   DVD,   Full Screen,   Subtitled,   Widescreen,   NTSC
Language: English,   French,   Spanish
Subtitles: English,   Spanish
Region Code: 1  (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: G (General Audience)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 90.00 minutes
Record Label   20th Century Fox
Format   AC-3 / Animated / Color / Dolby / Dub
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.52" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  DVD Video
Release Date   Mar 5, 2013
Publisher   WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
Age  9-12
ISBN  5557916377  
ISBN13  9785557916370  
UPC  024543404910  

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4DVD > Actors & Actresses > ( P ) > Patinkin, Mandy
5DVD > Actors & Actresses > ( R ) > Reiner, Rob
6DVD > Actors & Actresses > ( W ) > Wagner, Robert
7DVD > Actors & Actresses > ( W ) > Whitaker, Forest
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Good Clean fun of an Adventure  Mar 26, 2007
This animated feature is far different than the ones I'm use to seeing. However, it surpasses the realism of many of the others with a powerful message of perservance and making your dreams happen. This movie made me laugh, then I cried; then I laughed again just to cry even more later. It's produced and directed by a man who valued himself the meaning of trying and trying again. In a collaboration with his wife Dana and other respected innovators, this was the last movie Christopher Reeve worked on before his death. There is a tribute to him as a bonus feature on this disc.

Like the ever popular first Ice Age movies and both Garfield films, the movie buyer has the option to both full and widescreen modes. However, I'm not happy with the double-sided release the studio decided to do. It's quiet annoying and even anxiety-ridden as you try extra hard when flipping the disc not to drop or scratch it. One side's bad enough, but double-sided is just not pleasing.
Great film with a great message  Nov 27, 2006
I took my grandson to this movie and he loved it. I loved the lovely message that came with it. Not often do you find a movie that has a good message for children in addition to the movie being charming also.
One star is a bit more than it deserves....  Nov 6, 2006
This is a light-headed film [as opposed to light-hearted] that might appeal to kids, mainly because they haven't seen enough films yet to spot the the five pounds of cliche's stuffed into a two-pound bag. As is the case in almost every kid-oriented film, the basic dynamic is between parent and child: Dad, custodian at the Yankee stadium, loses his job because he lets his son into the equipment locker to see the Babe's bat, and it's stolen. So now the son has to recover it. [I've got to 'be there' for my Dad. Does this sound familiar? In 'Bambi II', it was 'I have to win Dad's respect. In 'Finding Nemo' it's 'I failed my son and I must make it up. I could go on at length. Don't scriptwriters have any new plot devices?]

He discovers a wise-cracking baseball [Rob Reiner] who becomes the mentor and the two of them embark on an impossible quest to recover the bat. Happily for Yankee, the scriptwriters weren't too bright, so the quest doesn't become too hard. Add some improbable turns of luck [Cliche #31, 37, and 64] and all turns out as well as you figured it would. The story plods to its foreordained conclusion. The music is tolerable [not as sappy as Disney] but there's not a laugh in the full 90-minutes. And the bat turns out to be another magical talking character. OK, I'll suspend disbelief for one talking object, but not two. They say that Whoopie Goldberg voiced the bat, but she sounded like a 'southern belle'.

And then, when the bat gets back in the Babe's hands at the last possible moment [bottom of the ninth, two know the drill] the nasty umpire says "You got two minutes to put a batter in, or you Yankees forfiet the game", who do they put in? Gee, I wouldn't want to give away the ending but I was looking around to see if my seat had an airline barf-bag.

Was there anything good? Yes. It's a beautifully designed film. Everything looked good. Movement flowed, the animation was smooth. The characters looked good. Like "Open Season", the 'look' of things was nicely stylized. It just left me wishing that the story had more substance. I suspect that this film saw light-of-day mainly because the people making it wanted to do something nice for Christopher Reeve. {If I recall rightly, Reeve [the Director] died during the 'filming')
Great Family Film With Classic Potential  Sep 17, 2006
"Everyone's Hero" is a wonderful tale about a young boy whose father is fired from his job at Yankee Stadium when Babe Ruth's bat is stolen on his watch. The boy knows who stole the bat and sets out to reclaim it for the Babe and to save his father's much needed job. The young boy, Yankee Irving, is a huge dreamer, who hopes to one day play for the Yankees. He picks up quite a friend in Screwie (Rob Reiner), a Major League foul ball who hesitantly agrees to help Yankee recover the bat as long as the boy promises to leave him to rot in the sandlot where Yankee found him.

Yankee meets quite a motley crew on his travels from New York to Chicago. He runs into some kind-hearted hobos, a young girl named Marti (Raven), who gets him in touch with her father, Rooster Brewster of the Negro League, who's team just happens to be headed to Chicago. He also runs into the villainous Lefty Maginnis (William H. Macy), a washed out pitcher who thinks that by stealing Babe's bat, Darlin', he can save his job with the Chicago Cubs and win the World Series.

The story moves at a wonderful pace and holds the attention of both children and adults. My daughter went crazy when Screwie and Darlin' went at each other, and the antics of Lefty had everyone laughing. It features an all-star cast including those aforementioned and Robert Wagner, Whoopi Goldberg, Mandy Patinkin, and Brian Dennehy as Babe Ruth. Joe Torre plays the manager of the Yanks and Dana Reeve plays Yankee's mom. Of course, Reeve and her husband, Christopher Reeve (who initially directed this film), both passed away before seeing this film come to life on the screen. They should both be proud of their work done on this film.

If you love baseball, strong family bonds, slapstick comedy, or nostalgia, I highly recommend you see this film. Rest assured that you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy this film, but for those of us who do, it's nice to see not only the Babe get some screen time, but Lou Gehrig as well.

A highly recommend, future classic, family film.
Nothing More But A Poorly Conceived Kids Film  Sep 17, 2006
You know you've made a bad kid movie when the kids in the theater don't laugh. Especially when there are about a hundred snot jokes. 'Everyone's Hero' is a terrible kids film. It's not worse than 'Barnyard', and I won't even compare it to 'Cars', because nothing could beat that movie. Let's just say that this is worse than 'RV'. Maybe it's because I only see a handful of kids movies a year that I didn't enjoy this one. Maybe it's because the false messages that kids movies peddle make me angry. I don't have a good reason why they do, but they do. I think it's because the whole idea that movies for kids can't just be for entertainment. They have to have a message.

Adult movies don't have messages, and if they do they are subtle, and usually only in Oscar nominated movies. For example: 'Crash': "Don't let your prejudices get the best of you." 'Munich': "Violence begets violence." So on and so forth. But, you didn't see a message in 'Miami Vice', or 'Crank', or 'The Devil Wears Prada'. 'Cars' had a subtle message. 'Over The Hedge' did as well, and the only things that made that a kids movie was the animation and the PG rating. However, lots of kids didn't understand that movie, because it was largely satirical, poking fun at our reliance on junk food and shiny TV's. This movie pokes fun at...Eleanor Rosevelt. That's not an easy target at all.

The message in 'Everyone's Hero' is pervasive throughout the movie, but it's understated for most of the time. But, the last line in the movie pounds the message of the movie so hard into your head that you reject it. It doesn't imply the message, like most kids movies (as if that's not bad enough), but it out-rightly says it. This is how the line of dialogue goes: "Even if you're not good at something, never give up. Keep trying, and you're sure to succeed." The movie is about a young boy, Yankee Irving, who lives in Depression-era New York. His father works at Yankee Stadium as a janitor, playing to the kids movie cliche that the impoverished kid rises to the top. It would be nice to see a rich kid rise off his lazy butt and succeed at something. Anyway, Babe Ruth's bat gets stolen, and Yankee has to go off to look for it.

The only reason the movie gets two stars as opposed to one is because Yankee's talking baseball (voiced by Rob Reiner) provides a few mild chuckles, and the mere fact that Babe Ruth's bat is a sassy black woman is so ridiculous that it's a little funny. Other than that, parents will find that the movie is a nice nap, and kids may enjoy it. In my screening, there were three groups of parents and kids, and only one group (a mother and her two small children) were laughing, and not that hard or often. This is one of the may movies that will dissapoint at the box office, but will make a killing on DVD when parents buy it for their kids to watch while they enjoy a bath.

There is a scene in the movie 'The Ring' that I am reminded of every time I see a bad kids movie. The mother character rents Pokemon videos for her son, and as he sits in front of the TV, transfixed by flashing colors and incoherent dialogue, she sits in the bathtub reading a magazine. That is probably the only way this movie will make money, sadly: a woman in a tub.

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