David Boyd‘s Home Run is a sports drama based on true events that deals with alcoholism and rediscovery with an inspirational overtone. Many sports dramas often center around formerly successful players who are suspended for personal troubles and often encouraged to return to their roots to get their lives on track. Home Run is of no exception, and it seems to be an engaging movie that depict’s how someone in any situation can change their life for the better. Producers Carol Spann Mathews and Tom Newman invested nineteen months creating the story line behind the film being inspired from the work of Celebrate Recovery, a faith based group similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. The trailer for Home Run hints that there is warmth and something beneficial that can be observed and received from the film.
Cory Brand (Scott Elrod) is a baseball hero who knows what it takes to win in the major leagues. But with his troubling past looming over him, his life begins to take a wrong turn. After a DUI and being suspended from the team, Helene Landy (Vivica A. Fox)–Cory’s manager–sends him back to his hometown to be the coach of the local little league team and to enroll in a 12-step program for eight weeks. Cory, reluctant at first, begins to love the game of baseball again through the help of the kids of his little league team and sets himself to repair the relationship he abandoned years before.
SYNOPSIS A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.
Home Run puts a good foot forward and promotes a positive message for all.
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