The Final Season

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"How Do You Want To Be Remembered?"
  • PG
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 6.5  (2,753)
  • 43

The Final Season is a 2007 sports drama film directed by David M. Evans, based on the true story of the Norway High School baseball team, which won the Iowa state championship in 1991 during a time of school consolidation. The film stars Sean Astin, Powers Boothe, and Rachael Leigh Cook. The story takes place in the small town of Norway, Iowa, in the late 1980s. The local high school, Norway High, has a successful baseball program, led by their legendary coach, Jim Van Scoyoc (Powers Boothe). However, due to a new state law that requires school consolidation, Norway High will merge with its rival school, becoming Benton Community High School in the next academic year, and the baseball program will be terminated. This is devastating news for the players, who are passionate about their sport and want to continue playing in college.

However, Jim is determined to give his team one final season to remember, and to prove that they can still perform at the highest level. He leads the team through a series of challenges, including a losing streak, a clash with the school board, and the loss of a key player. Along the way, Jim receives help from the team's assistant coach, Kent Stock (Sean Astin), a former Norway High baseball player who was once coached by Jim himself.

Kent is initially hesitant to coach the team, as he is dealing with personal issues and has moved on from his baseball career. However, he is convinced by Jim's passion and loyalty towards the team, and decides to join as his assistant. Kent's experience as a player and his ability to connect with the players help to turn the team's season around, and they start to win games.

Rounding out the cast is Rachael Leigh Cook, who plays Polly Hudson, a local journalist who follows the team and develops a close relationship with Kent.

The Final Season is a heartwarming sports drama that highlights the importance of teamwork, determination, and leadership. It addresses issues such as school consolidation, small-town communities, and the challenges faced by high school athletes who want to continue playing in college.

The performances by the main cast are solid and emotional, particularly from Sean Astin, who proves that he can deliver a powerful drama performance outside of his usual comedic roles. Powers Boothe is also exceptional as the gruff and tough-minded coach, who will stop at nothing to ensure his team's success.

The film's cinematography is stunning, and the baseball games are shot with great attention to detail, capturing the excitement and drama of the sport. The film's soundtrack is also noteworthy, featuring several classic rock and soul songs from the 1960s and 1970s.

Overall, The Final Season is an inspiring sports drama that will resonate with anyone who has ever faced a challenge and overcome it with the help of their friends and community. It celebrates the power of sports to bring people together, and the importance of following your dreams even in the face of adversity.

The Final Season is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 43.

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