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Director: Christopher Reeve     Starring: Macy,William H.
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Format: DVD
Sku: 204028265
UPC: 024543404910
UPC 14: 00024543404910
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The story of a young boy's thousand-mile journey to help babe ruth and the new york yankees win the world series.

"The movie's antique Rockwellian look is its greatest pleasure.   Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"...memorable characters, solid storytelling, and accurate period detail.  Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader

Editor's Note
This heartwarming, wholesome family fare was originally conceived by the late Christopher Reeve (SUPERMAN), and reflects a theme of perseverance against all odds from which the whole family can learn. Set in Depression-era New York, the film follows 10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving (voiced by Jake T. Austin), who is more adept at remembering stats than he is at playing the game. Despondent over his sandlot misfires, Yankee is cheered when he makes the acquaintance of a baseball named Screwie (voiced by Rob Reiner) who can actually talk. Later, Yankee visits his dad at the Yankee Stadium, where he is allowed to visit Babe Ruth's famous bat, Darlin' (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg). The bat soon goes missing, Dad loses his job, and Yankee takes off for Chicago with a notion to deliver the bat to Babe. Along the way, he makes numerous friends, including a trio of down-and-out bums who take him under their wing, and a little girl with a mean pitch. The scene with the Detroit Tigers, where the team gives Yankee baseball pointers en route to Chicago, is the film's most charming, while the bumbling bad guy, Lefty Maginnis (voiced by William H. Macy), provides an abundance of slapstick humor. Despite the dubiousness of Babe Ruth's appeal to contemporary youngsters, the story works by concerning itself more with family values, friendship, perseverance, and good clean fun, than with baseball per se. The standout cast also includes Brian Dennehy as the Babe, and Forest Whitaker as the Tigers player Yankee befriends. The soundtrack features original music by Brooks & Dunn, Wyclef Jean, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/18/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2257380
Video UPC UPC: 00024543404910
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen/Standard  2.35:1/1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Andy Wang - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Brian Dennehy - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Christopher Reeve, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Forest Whitaker - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Howard Jonas - Story By
Video Cast Info Jake T. Austin - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Jan Carlee - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jeff Hand - Screenplay
Video Cast Info John Bryant - Editor
Video Cast Info John Debney - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Kyle Clark, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Mandy Patinkin - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Morris Berger, et. al. - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Raven - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Rob Reiner - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Robert Kurtz - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Whoopi Goldberg - Voice Of
Video Cast Info William H. Macy - Voice Of

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"HERO recreates Depression-era America with surprisingly agreeable anachronistic panache." -- Grade: B- 09/22/2006 p.76

Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "EVERYONE'S HERO is a perfectly serviceable bit of family animation....It's good family fair that will be remembered well." 10/01/2006 p.38

Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film is touchingly infused with the late actor's inspirational rhetoric....An enjoyably heartfelt adventure." 05/01/2007 p.107

DVD Talk 7 of 10
"Hero" has some respectable adventuresome moments. A train chase where Yankee is dashing to escape the clutches of Lefty provides a modest spark to the animation. I also enjoyed how the directors (Colin Brady and Dan St. Pierre are also credited) had fun with the idea of talking bats and baseballs, along with their limitations of movement. Because "Hero" gets sludgy with inspiration, it's the little moments, which break free of formula, that count...Set in a pre-Depression era world, "Hero" plays pretty fast and loose with the period details...Even by the liquid standards of a family film, this kind of screenwriting and improv looks desperate, and while it doesn't exactly ruin the film, it ultimately allows the cringes to outpace the smiles. - Brian Orndorf

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Macy,William H.
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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