Conor O'Neill (Keanu Reeves) is a gambler who has bet on his dead father's account and is now severely in debt. In order to repay the debt, he must coach a baseball team of troubled kids in the ABLA housing projects of Chicago. He had decided that once he repaid his debts, he would leave the team, but soon Conor connects with the kids and finds it harder to leave than he thought.
The film was based on a nonfiction novel that tracked the experience of Robert Muzikowski, a real-life youth baseball coach. Muzikowski sued Paramount Pictures for defamation, alleging that the film inaccurately portrayed him as a down-on-his-luck... Read More