Cheech as a priest? Holy smoke. Richard “Cheech” Marin portrays a Mexican clergyman in this harmless, kid-friendly story of a real-life baseball team of twelve-year-olds from Monterrey who went all the way to the Little League championship way back in 1957. But it’s Clifton Collins Jr., as the team’s washed-up ex-beisbolero coach, who hits the acting jonron. Think south-of-the-border Bad News Bears. Directed anonymously by William Dear, from W. William Winokur’s screenplay and book. Also with Emilie de Ravin as a reporter and Louis Gossett Jr. as Cool Papa Bell (113 min.).
Director: William Dear
Writer: W. William Winokur
Producer: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, Mark Koch, Daniel de Liege and W. William Winokur
Cast: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Emilie de Ravin, Lou Gossett Jr., Bruce McGill, Patricia Manterola, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin, Jansen Panettiere and Alfredo Rodriguez