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"Summer Catch" Coming in August

For immediate release:  12 June, 2001
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GET THE RED CARPET READY
CAPE CODDERS WILL GET THE FIRST CHANCE TO SEE "SUMMER CATCH" 
AT A SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING TO BENEFIT THE CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE 
AT THE CAPE COD MALL'S HOYTS CINEMA

Hyannis, MA -- at 7 pm on August 2, 2001, the Hoyts Cinema at Cape Cod Mall will host a special screening of "Summer Catch" a Warner Bros. release, to benefit the Cape Cod Baseball League. The film is opening nationwide on August 24, 2001.


The Real Deal -- Chatham A's Manager John Schiffner will be portrayed by Hollywood star Brian Dennehy in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film Summer Catch. The Cape Cod Mall will host a Benefit Screening of the film on Aug. 2 at Hoyts Cinemas. 
Photo by Sean Walsh /CCBL

Those attending the benefit screening include:
Kevin Falls, Co-Screenwriter
Michael Tollin, Director
Sam Weisman, Producer
Curt Gowdy, Sports Broadcaster - former "Voice of the Red Sox"

The two days of "Summer Catch" festivities begin on Wednesday, August 1 following the Bourne/ Chatham Cape League game at Chatham. An intimate VIP reception will follow after the game at the Chatham Bars Inn at approximately 8:30 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Producer/Director Michael Tollin, Co-screenwriter Kevin Falls and Producer Sam Weisman.

On Thursday, August 2, the benefit screening at Hoyts will begin at 7:00 p.m. Immediately following the screening, guests will be ushered to the Food Court at the Cape Cod Mall for a "Play Ball" celebration. Guests will have the chance to enjoy games, music, and authentic ballpark food.

Ticket prices vary and include:
$150 "All Star Package"
VIP seating in a reserved section of the theater
Ticket to the VIP reception at Chatham Bars Inn
Entry into the "Play Ball" after-party at the Cape Cod Mall

$125 "MVP Package"
Open Seating at the screening
Tickets to the VIP reception at Chatham Bars Inn
Entry into the "Play Ball" after-party at the Cape Cod Mall

$75 "Batting Champ Package"
Open seating at the screening
Entry into the "Play Ball" after-party at the Cape Cod Mall

    Partial proceeds from the screening and the Chatham Bars Inn VIP Event will benefit the Cape Cod Baseball League. Tickets can be purchased with cash or by credit card charge at Cape Cod Mall's Marketplace near J.Crew. To pay by check or for more information, just call the Cape Cod Baseball League central office at (508) 385-6260.

    "Summer Catch" is a comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. A blue-collar kid with a chip on his shoulder, Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) gets one last chance to be discovered and signed to a pro baseball contact when he wins a pitching slot in the Cape League. Ryan must prove himself to his teammates on the field by day, to his old friends on the town at night and juggle a hot summer fling. It's going to be the wildest summer of Ryan Dunne's life-will he rise to the challenge, or will he strike out once more?

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Matthew Lillard plays a catcher for the Chatham A's in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film, "Summer Catch." 
Michaell Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC
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While he never played in the Cape League, all-time Home Run King Hank Aaron plays a cameo role in Summer Catch, along with actor John McGinley. 
Michael Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC
 
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Baseball Hall of Famer and former Orleans Cardinal catcher Carlton Fisk plays a color commentator in the film. 
Michael Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC. 
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Actor Wilmer Valderrama portrays a Y-D Red Sox second baseman during filming of Summer Catch. 
Michael Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC 

 

For immediate release:  12 June, 2001
Page 2

    
GET THE RED CARPET READY
CAPE CODDERS WILL GET THE FIRST CHANCE TO SEE "SUMMER CATCH" 
AT A SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING TO BENEFIT THE CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE 
AT THE CAPE COD MALL'S HOYTS CINEMA

Hyannis, MA -- at 7 pm on August 2, 2001, the Hoyts Cinema at Cape Cod Mall will host a special screening of "Summer Catch" a Warner Bros. release, to benefit the Cape Cod Baseball League. The film is opening nationwide on August 24, 2001.

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Playing the role of Chatham A's longtime Head Coach John Schiffner, actor Brian Dennehy readies to give the hook to Freddie Prinze Jr. 
Michaell Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC
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Freddie Prinze Jr. plays the role of Chatham A's southpaw in "Summer Catch."
Michael Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC
 
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Summer Catch star Freddie Prinze Jr. stares down the batter.
Michael Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC. 
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Actor Corey Pearson strikes a stunning resemblance to a real Chatham A's flamethrowing righty in Summer Catch.
Michael Tackett/Warner Bros. & Bel Air Pictures, LLC 

"Summer Catch" stars Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Matthew Lillard, Brian Dennehy.

"Summer Catch" is rated PG 13.
www.summercatch.com