Living amidst the gritty poverty of 1957 Monterrey, Mexico, a rag–tag group of boys from the wrong side of the tracks discovers the joy of sandlot baseball under the guidance of Cesar, an aspiring Major League Coach thwarted by discrimination.
Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game, the young players defy a total lack of resources, disapproving parents, and widespread prejudice to score their first Little League victory and find themselves at the beginning of a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Relying on their faith, a warm-hearted priest and their love of the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them across the border to America, and all the way to the 1957 Little League World Series where a miracle will cement their place in history and change their lives forever.
Clifton Collins Jr. had one hell of a year in 2009, appearing in a vast array of films portraying vastly different characters such as Star Trek, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, Brothers and Extract, just to name a few. He's back this year with a starring role in the true-story sports film The Perfect Game, which was released in theaters this past weekend. I've talked with Collins several times over the past year and it's always great to get a chance to speak with him, as he is truly one of my favorite actors working in the biz today. We spoke for so long, in fact, that I'll be splitting the interview into two parts, this part where he talks about this new film and the second part where he discusses the new projects on the horizon. Here's what he had to say this time around.
This is kind insane, isn't it? You shot this movie about three years ago, I believe? What does it feel like to finally have this come out?Read More
Here is a brand new exclusive clip from the upcoming baseball film The Perfect Game, which hits theatesrs on August 8. Click below to see an amusing press conference scene from the film, featuring Clifton Collins Jr.
Collins plays former baseball player Cesar Faz, who returns home to Mexico, defeated by the racism of the Major Leagues. He coaches a local youth league team, leading them all the way to the Little League World Series.Read More