Home RunAn alcoholic ballplayer (Scott Elrod) has to return to his hometown to enter a rehab program, there he finds new hope when he gets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit Little League team.
Critic Reviews of "Home Run"
Washington PostApril 19, 2013
The strongest scenes take place in dingy hotel rooms, on a deserted farm or in the rehab sessions. It's during these moments that "Home Run" swings for the fences, and often connects.
Detroit NewsApril 19, 2013
It's preaching the gospel of a 12-step recovery program with a heavy helping of Jesus for guidance. And the corn can get pretty high ...
Los Angeles TimesApril 18, 2013
Almost from the beginning the message overwhelms the medium.
Movie MetropolisOctober 25, 2013
As Christian-themed movies go, this one may not be an over-the-fence hit, but decent enough acting almost compensates for a clichéd plot that's intended as a too-obvious illustration/inspiration.
Austin ChronicleApril 26, 2013
This slightly better-than-average family film is all paint-by-numbers.
Common Sense MediaApril 19, 2013
Athlete learns what's important in alcoholism drama.
Film Journal InternationalApril 19, 2013
Baseball, little kids and religion could be a queasy formula for the movie blues but, happily, this one slides down pretty easily.
Tulsa WorldApril 19, 2013
It delivers its message of hope and healing in a manner that is honest, entertaining and authentic, in a film that can reach audiences both religious and secular.
Milwaukee Journal SentinelApril 18, 2013
Boilerplate rise-fall-redemption stuff that works more when it's trying to do less.
Movie NationApril 16, 2013
Well-cast but thinly scripted faith-based dramedy about baseball, booze and redemption
Gallery of "Home Run"
Soundtracks of "Home Run"
Actors of "Home Run"
Scott ElrodBirth date: 10 February 1975, GermanyDescription: Scott Elrod was born in Germany to a military family. After moving around a lot he was raised in Parker, Colorado for the most part. His father was an F-16 pilot and Scott had dreams of becoming a pilot himself. He earned his pilot license after graduation and became an air traffic controller.During his high school days Scott excelled at maths and science, also enjoyed baseball and ran track. After graduation Scott ran on a different kind of track, racing motorcycles.He held down many different jobs including pizza delivery and laying runways at Denver International airport. With his looks it wasn't long before he got into modeling.After developing his own marketing company with a friend he eventually became Vice President of Sales for a technology company. Despite his sales successes he wasn't happy.After seeing the movie Top Gun (1986) he realized that his heart was with acting. He relocated to Los Angeles and started an acting class, six days a week. Eventually his performances in small parts in CSI: NY (2004) and Days of Our Lives (1965) brought him to the attention of the casting crew of Men in Trees (2006), in which he played the part of Anne Heche's love interest "Cash".In his spare time Scott still likes to fly and race motorcycles, also cars. He keeps fit with weight training and kick boxing and he hangs out with his best friend "Harley Davidson" - his yellow Labrador.
Dorian Brown PhamBirth date: 10 February 1975, GermanyDescription: Dorian Brown Pham was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. She is an actress, known for Wilfred (2011), Home Run (2013) and Running Wild (2017). She has been married to Guy Pham since April 29, 2006. They have one child.
Charles Henry WysonBirth date: 10 February 1975, GermanyDescription: Charles Henry Wyson is an actor and director, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Home Run (2013) and Front of the Class (2008).
James DevotiBirth date: 15 July 1979, Merrick, New York, USADescription: Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Devoti made his way from Merrick to Baltimore, MD, where he attended and graduated with honors from Loyola University, earning a BA in Advertising and a Minor in Business. He competed on the #1 nationally ranked Loyola Greyhounds Men's Lacrosse Team, going to the Final Four his freshman year. After graduation, James traveled to West Africa to volunteer his time and efforts in Ghana. While there, James taught elementary mathematics and pioneered an elementary school basketball league.In 2002 Devoti relocated to New York City, where he began his acting career starring in several commercials and Independent Feature Films. In November of 2004, Devoti relocated to Los Angeles, where he successfully took his career to the next level, appearing in several guest starring roles on some of the biggest prime-time television shows on the air. These shows include CSI:NY, Heroes, Lie To Me, Jericho and The Unit. Transitioning from the small screen to the big screen, he booked the lead role in Lionsgate's horror film, Lake Dead, and supporting roles in the star-studded CG-animated feature film, Battle for Terra: 3D, which was also released theatrically by Lionsgate, premiering at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival and Middle Men, released theatrically by Paramount.Demonstrating Devoti's range, he appeared on ABC's biggest comedy hit Modern Family and CBS's Rules of Engagement, followed by a break-out role in ABC's new comedy, Man Up, which premiered in Fall 2011.In 2011, Devoti produced the sci-fi feature White Space, in which he stars opposite Holt McCallany. In 2014, Devoti wrote, produced and starred in the short film, With You, directed by Dragan Roganovic aka Dirty South which accompanies Dirty South's album by the same name. In just one week, the film went to #1 in 17 countries on iTunes.Devoti has an active development roster, which includes the option on Dead Center, Ed Kugler's non-fiction tome about a Marine sniper's story during the Vietnam War.Devoti was last seen on the big screen in a supporting lead role in director David Boyd's feature, Home Run, theatrically released in the spring of 2013 by Samuel Goldwyn Films.James has one older brother, John Devoti who served in Afghanistan as a Lieutenant in 2004 and in Iraq in 2008 as a Captain with the United States Marine Corps. He is currently a Major in the USMC and resides in San Diego as a fireman with the San Diego Fire Department.Devoti's father, Robert, passed away to lung cancer when James was only thirteen years old. He served as a sniper with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. His mother, who resides in Merrick, New York, is a retired school teacher. He attributes his work ethic, persistence and determination to the values she instilled in him as a single mom.
Nicole LeighBirth date: 15 July 1979, Merrick, New York, USADescription: Nicole Leigh is an actress and casting director, known for Home Run (2013), The Mechanical Grave (2012) and Delivered (2011).
Juan MartinezBirth date: 15 July 1979, Merrick, New York, USADescription: Juan Martinez is an actor, known for Home Run (2013), Grace Unplugged (2013) and Bless Me, Ultima (2013).
Drew WatersBirth date: 20 August 1973, Akron, Ohio, USADescription: Drew Waters was born on August 20, 1973 in Akron, Ohio, USA as Drew Benjamin Waters. He is an actor and producer, known for True Detective (2014), Parkland (2013) and The Redemption of Henry Myers (2014).
Robert PetersBirth date: 20 July 1961, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Robert Peters was born on July 20, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ocean's Eleven (2001), Go (1999) and Catch Me If You Can (2002).
Vivica A. FoxBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and, after graduating, moved to California to attend college. Vivica went to Golden West College and graduated with an Associate Art degree in Social Sciences. While in California, she started acting professionally, first on soap operas, such as Generations (1989), Days of Our Lives (1965) and The Young and the Restless (1973). In another early role, she played Patti LaBelle's fashion designer daughter, "Charisse Chamberlain", on the NBC-TV series, Out All Night (1992). Her first big break was in the film, Independence Day (1996), along with Will Smith, and also Set It Off (1996). She has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of "Maxine" in the 1997 motion picture, Soul Food (1997), which netted her MTV Movie Award and NAACP Image Award nominations. In 2000, she was casted in the medical drama, City of Angels (2000), as "Dr. Lillian Price". She has had roles in many other movies ever since, such as: Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Two Can Play That Game (2001) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). In 2004, Fox was in an episode of Punk'd (2003), where her pregnant friend pretended to go into labor, but they became angry when a paramedic appeared to care more about taking pictures than delivering the baby. Vivica also took another television role, from 2004 to 2006, as she starred in the drama series, 1-800-Missing (2003), on the Lifetime Television Network. In 2007, she was a contender on Dancing with the Stars (2005) and stayed until she was voted off in the fourth week. In 1998, Vivica A. Fox married singer Christopher Harvest (aka Sixx-Nine), whom she later divorced in June 2002. She also dated rapper 50 Cent, however this was a brief relationship.
Johnny BakerBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Johnny Baker is an actor, known for Home Run (2013).
Billy BrazeltonBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Billy Brazelton is an actor, known for Home Run (2013).
Bob CarpenterBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Bob Carpenter is an actor, known for Home Run (2013).
Victor CruzBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Victor Cruz is an actor, known for Home Run (2013).
J. Alan DavidsonBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: J Alan Davidson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Dale and Cheryl Davidson.When he was 12 years old, he joined Youth Onstage, an independent acting troupe in Tulsa, OK, where he played his first role as "Father Wood" in the classic play, Jane Eyre. Davidson continued as a constant member of Youth Onstage, and eventually began writing and directing for the troupe.In 2010 Davidson made his debut on screen with the short film Glitch. Soon after he began attending classes at The Actor Factory in Norman, OK, to better hone his skills as an actor. Since then, Davidson has been a regular on film, appearing titles such as "Home Run", "Broken Boy", and "The Jogger".
Gabe DavisBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Gabe Davis is an actor, known for Home Run (2013).
Nathaniel DupreeBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Nathaniel Dupree is an actor, known for Home Run (2013), Bizaria (2014) and Chillicothe (1999).
Timothy FallBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Timothy Fall is an actor, screenwriter, director, producer and acting instructor. During a 20-year career in LA, he appeared in more than fifty TV shows, MOWs and feature films. Notable TV roles include starring opposite Bob Newhart in Newhart's third series for CBS, "Bob"; series regular PJ Morris in the UPN series "Pig Sty"; and starring alongside Wendie Malik, Lauren Graham, Jason Beghe and Jon Tenney in the CBS ensemble comedy "Good Company". In 2016 Fall will appear in a recurring role on "Salem" (WGN America). Most recently, Fall has shot supporting roles in "Beneath The Darkness" with Dennis Quaid, "Lost in the Sun" with Josh Duhamel, and "Home Run" (Summer 2012). As a producer and writer, he co-created the comedy pilots "Full Circle" and "French Kiss" for ABC. He is the writer or co-writer of numerous screenplays. In addition to teaching on-camera acting at Oklahoma City University, Fall continues to develop projects in LA with producing partner Rob Long.
Ty FanningBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Ty Fanning is an actor and writer, known for Josephine (2013), Dancing in the Chamber (2012) and Hollis (2015).
Lance FarleyBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Lance Farley is an actor, known for Home Run (2013) and Making Arrangements (2002).
Campbell Walker FieldsBirth date: 30 July 1964, South Bend, Indiana, USADescription: Campbell Walker Fields is an actor, known for Home Run (2013).
Samantha IslerBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Samantha Isler, originally from Oklahoma, has already made a name for herself in both the television and feature film world.Samantha made her Feature Film debut in Home Run (2013), directed by David Boyd. The following year, she booked the lead role in P.J. Fishwick and Hunter Adam's film "Dig Two Graves". In this thriller/mystery, Isler plays 14 year old Jake, opposite Ted Levine, and she wrestles with a hard decision offered by three mysterious characters, a chance to bring her dead brother back to life in exchange for another person's life.Samantha made her television debut as she starred in the NBC comedy Sean Saves the World (2013) as Sean Hayes's daughter Ellie. The show centered on Sean, who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss at work (Thomas Lennon) and his bossy mother at home (Linda Lavin).2015-2016 has been a busy time for Samantha. Samantha has appeared both on the small and big screens. She was seen on The CW's critically acclaimed hit series "Supernatural" in the role of teenage sister of God, Amara. Followed by a guest starring appearance on the Shonda Rhimes television hit series Grey's Anatomy (2005), as Maya.Samantha stars opposite Viggo Mortensen, in Matt Ross's critically acclaimed 2016 hit film Captain Fantastic (2016). Samantha plays Mortensen's daughter Kielyr, as Mortensen is devoted to teaching his six children how to live and survive in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest then begins a journey which challenges his ideas of freedom and what it means to raise a family.
Deedra Jordan-EvansBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Deedra Jordan-Evans is an actress and assistant director, known for Full Speed or Nothing (2011), Home Run (2013) and My Precious Cargo (2013).
Rob LamerBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Rob Lamer is an actor, known for Enlisted (2014), Parenthood (2010) and Glee (2009).
Cameron McGarryBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Cameron McGarry is an actor, known for Home Run (2013), Yellow (2012) and So This Is Christmas (2013).
Elvin John Rosa Jr.Birth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Elvin John Rosa Jr. is an actor, known for Home Run (2013) and The Good Guys (2010).
Brian ShoopBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Brian was third of four children born to Willard and Alice Shoop near the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie. His two older brothers followed their father into the oil business, but Brian wandered off into construction. He married his childhood sweetheart and moved her and two boys west to find work in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1980. It was in Tulsa, of all places, that he discovered his love for acting. But by then, he felt obligated to win the bread for his family, so the new career had to wait. Finally, the boys left for college, and he began pursuing his craft full time at 47. Ironically, he landed his first major motion picture role in The Rookie (2002), a story of the oldest rookie in professional baseball.
Brent SkarkyBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Brent Skarky is known for his work on Home Run (2013) and The White Puma (2016).
Jeff StultzBirth date: 26 October 1998, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USADescription: Jeff Stultz grew up in Fayetteville, NC.For 15 years he was a member of two different motorcycle gangs, living all over the country, in and out of jail. He was an alcoholic and a drug addict. Jeff was also an extremely violent person. He then turned to crack cocaine for a total of six years, living on the streets for the last 2 ½ years of his addiction. He stole cars, wrote bad checks, shoplifted, lied, and robbed people to stay high. Jeff thought there was no hope of ever changing.Jeff gave his life to Christ on April 22nd, 2007 and began an incredible spiritual adventure. He became involved in a ministry called Celebrate Recovery. Jeff returned home to Fayetteville in March 2008 and formed Jeff Stultz ministries. He began feeding and clothing the homeless. In the fall of 2008 Mount Carmel Church began a Celebrate Recovery ministry using Jeff as the Ministry Leader. In January of 2010 He became the Central NC State rep for Celebrate Recovery. In April of 2010 Jeff was asked to join the staff of Destiny Now World Outreach. In December of 2011 He graduated from the Destiny Now School of Ministry and became an Ordained Pastor. Jeff now serve as the Campus Pastor of Destiny Now World Outreach Center. He owns and operates a successful Ceramic Tile Installation Company, Tile with Style and most recently he's taken on acting, playing a little league umpire in an upcoming Christian movie entitled "Home Run". He's have been in several more independent movies, commercials, and he's appeared on the TV Show "It's Supernatural" and recently did an interview on the 700 Club.
Directors of "Home Run"
Creators of "Home Run"
Brian BrightlyDescription: With a MFA in Film from University of Miami, Brian Brightly begin his career in development as a Story Analyst, and has been instrumental in the pr...
Candace LeeDescription: Candace Lee is a writer and producer, known for Home Run (2013), The Christmas Candle (2013) and A Christmas Snow (2010).