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New Movie: The Hill opening August 25th

Release Date: 

 Friday, August 25

N/A   NOT AVAILABLE MPA

“The Hill” is a heartwarming drama that follows Rickey Hill, a young man from impoverished small-town Texas with a natural talent for baseball. Hindered by leg braces due to a degenerative spinal disease, Rickey’s dream of playing professional baseball clashes with his stern father’s wishes for him to become a preacher. As Rickey’s talent becomes undeniable, he faces a difficult choice that threatens to tear his family apart and puts his dreams at stake.

Synopsis: In the small town of Lone Creek, Texas, young Rickey Hill (Colin Ford) has a deep passion for baseball. Despite his leg braces due to a degenerative spinal disease, he shows an extraordinary ability for hitting baseballs, catching the attention of his school’s baseball coach. But Rickey’s stern father, Pastor Samuel Hill (Dennis Quaid), discourages him from pursuing baseball, fearing injury and hoping to have him follow in his footsteps as a preacher.

As Rickey grows older, his talent for baseball becomes undeniable. His name spreads throughout the town, and his dreams of playing professionally soar. However, his desire to participate in a try-out for a legendary major league scout poses a significant challenge. Rickey’s family is divided, with his mother (to be cast) supporting his dreams, while his father remains unwavering in his opposition.

Facing immense pressure from both his family and the community, Rickey must confront the conflict between his passion for baseball and his father’s expectations. He seeks guidance from an elderly former baseball coach, Mr. Jenkins, who once saw potential in him as a young boy. Mr. Jenkins (to be cast) becomes a mentor figure for Rickey, reminding him of the importance of pursuing one’s dreams despite the challenges.

As the tension escalates, Rickey’s determination to prove himself grows stronger. The try-out day arrives, and Rickey faces the biggest decision of his life. Supported by his mother and Mr. Jenkins, he ultimately follows his heart and attends the try-out, despite his father’s disapproval.

During the try-out, Rickey showcases his exceptional talent, capturing the attention of the legendary scout. However, he also suffers an injury during the process, reminding his father of his initial concerns. This incident brings his family’s conflict to a head, forcing them to confront their deeply rooted fears and misunderstandings.

In a heartfelt and emotional climax, Rickey’s father realizes that his son’s passion for baseball is not just a dream but a part of who he truly is. In a touching reconciliation scene, Pastor Hill supports Rickey, urging him to pursue his dreams wholeheartedly and finally accepting his son’s path. “The Hill” is an inspiring tale of determination, family bonds, and the power of pursuing one’s dreams, no matter the obstacles that stand in the way. The movie uplifts audiences as they witness Rickey’s journey from a small-town boy with braces to a baseball phenomenon who defies all odds to achieve his dream of playing professional baseball.

Cast List 

Dennis Quaid 
Strays, Reagan   

Colin Ford 
Extracurricular Activities, Every Day   

Joelle Carter 
Jessabelle, When Will I Be Loved   

Randy Houser 
Bonnie Bedelia 
The Noel Diary, The Scent of Rain & Lightning   

Scott Glenn 
Greenland, The Paperboy   

 

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