Mickey DVD Details
By James Wray Feb 21, 2005, 11:26 GMT
Starring Harry Connick, Jr. and young newcomer Shawn Salinas, MICKEY adds more than hot dogs and peanuts to the traditional baseball flick with an intriguing, suspenseful plot sure to keep family audiences intrigued all the way to the Little League World Series finale! The DVD includes insightful features such as interviews with John Grisham and commentary by the film’s director Hugh Wilson (Guarding Tess, The First Wives Club), a behind-the-scenes still gallery, the theatrical trailer and more. The DVD will carry a SRP of $19.98.
Connick (Will & Grace, Independence Day) plays Tripp Spence, a Virginia widower whose financial woes lead him to relocate with his son and assume new identities while dodging the IRS. His thirteen year old son, Derrick (Salinas) is a skilled Little League pitcher who’s forced to give up baseball as the two flee to Las Vegas. Derrick’s new identity as “Mickey” makes him a year younger and eligible to play in the Vegas league as a 12 year old. Father and son believe the fraud will end with the final game of the regular season, but neither could have ever imagined Mickey’s dream season as he leads the Las Vegas league all-stars to the pinnacle of youth sports: the Little League Baseball World Series!
In conjunction with this unique and inspiring DVD release, Anchor Bay Entertainment is sponsoring a multi-level sweepstakes. Consumers will have a chance to win a trip to the 2005 World Series. The Grand Prize package will include accommodations for 3 days/2 nights, round trip airfare, tickets to the game, ground transportation and $500 in spending cash. Other prizes will include tickets to major league baseball games as well as gift certificates for ice cream.
MICKEY was produced in cooperation with Little League Baseball and Softball and is one of only two films ever to be given approval to use the trademarked name and logo by the organization. Little League Baseball is the world’s largest youth sports organization, with about 2.7 million children playing worldwide, and about 1 million adult volunteers. There are now more than 7,400 Little League programs worldwide. Little League Baseball, Incorporated is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "to promote, develop, supervise and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball."
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