When widowed attorney Tripp Spence (Harry Connick Jr. of INDEPENDENCE DAY) finds himself wanted by the IRS, he and his young pitching sensation son Derrick (Shawn Salinas in his movie debut) change their appearance, assume... more » new identities and flee to Las Vegas. Here, Derrick becomes ?Mickey? and Tripp enrolls him in a second final year of Little League. But as the nation, the government and a nervous Tripp watch, ?Mickey? leads his team from the city championship all the way to the controversial final game of the Little League World Series. Can a 13-year-old fugitive with an 80 mph fastball now find a way to stay anonymous ? and honest ? as the most famous 12-year-old athlete in the world? Michelle Johnson (FAR AND AWAY) and Mike Starr (DUMB AND DUMBER) co-star in this exciting and powerful drama directed by Hugh Wilson (POLICE ACADEMY, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB) from an original screenplay by #1 best-selling author and proud Little League coach John Grisham« less
Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC Reviewed on 6/17/2013...
This is a really good family movie, and a must see if you are a baseball fan.
An excellent film for the little sluggers!
Yosi Sergant | West Hollywood, CA | 03/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Mickey' is a WONDERFUL family-friendly film that reinforces the concept of fairness in both sports and life. It's chalk full of baseball action and delivers a powerful possitive message that makes keeps you on your toes through the very end last moments of the film. 'Mickey' is perfect for a pizza night at home with the kids or even a rained out sporting event.
I highly recommend this film."
Don't Get Sucked in by the the idea that this is a "Family S
D. Obletz | Portland, OR | 09/06/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a bad movie. Even my kids (who are big time little leaguers) hated it. The basic premise of the movie is: its okay to cheat the IRS; change your identity and that of your 13 year old son to avoid going to jail; lie about your kid's age so that he can play another year of little league (with an 80 mph fast ball no less); embarrass your City and sponsor, your teammates and their parents, and Little League, Inc.-- as long as you can throw 80 mph and beat those lieing over-agers from Cuba to 'win' the Little League World Series. Oh, and when you do get out of jail for lieing and cheating and breaking all sorts of laws, all is foregoven, and by golly its time to get back to baseball! There is no redeeming social or moral value to this movie. Avoid it. I would much rather have my kids watch Bull Durham (with a little bit of fast forwarding) than this supposed 'family baseball movie'."
Mickey is a Great Little League Film
J. Stanley | Oregon, USA | 01/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this was a great film. Although it's story is about something negative that happens in Little League, through the story it shows the positive and amazing aspects of the organization. It's well written and carries you into the story. The impact of one person's actions on many comes out clearly. Anyone who has ever played Little League, or is involved in the organization should really enjoy this film. I highly recommend seeing it!"
One more season
Lorraine | mid-west | 06/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was stunned that this movie captured the same sentiments I had when watching my sons play baseball. There is nothing like the culmination of a twelve-year olds season, the tournaments on the road, and under the lights. It is a good story for young (and seasoned) athletes of any sport, of any game: The consequences of making a decision are complex, and go way beyond the moment in time and space. And, yeah!! the players weren't faking; they were real!"
Great Baseball Action, Decent Movie
Brian Baute | Harrisburg, NC United States | 06/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Good: * Great baseball action. Much more realistic than almost every other kids baseball movie I've seen. The actors obviously know how to really play. * Good, clean, family movie. Absolutely no foul language. No sex except one regrettable piece of audio (see below). * Decent plot and acting for a kids' movie. Let's be honest - this isn't great cinema and isn't at the same level of dramatic effect as traditional Grisham work. But accept it for what it is and enjoy it.
The Bad: * One unnecessary scene where the coaches forget to cut off access to adult channels in the hotel room and the scene cuts to the kids watching porn - the TV isn't shown but you hear moans and groans in the background. Just watch for the scene where the coaches are walking down the hotel hallway and mute the next 30 seconds. * Everyone experiences the consequences of their cheating (they're stripped of the LLWS crown, the Cubans are sent away in disgrace, and Trip goes to jail), but the consequences fly by in about two minutes of film time. Pay attention or you'll miss it. * The final scene shows Mickey reunited with his dad after Trip's year in jail, but it looks like the boys have aged about 4 years during that span. A jarring change. * The IRS inexplicably chases down one-time tax fraud Trip but lets the career false-identity-creator go free just because he tells the feds what Trip's new name is. * The little league coach is incompetent and portrayed as obviously overmatched and visibly overcome with nerves in every big game. The kids, though, are as cool as the other side of the pillow. Typical kids movie device, much as I hate it."