Watch The Yankles Movie Online
Published 10 27, 2014
Year : 2009
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Director : David R. Brooks,
Writers: David R. Brooks, Zev Brooks,
Stars: Brian Wimmer, Bart Johnson, Don Most, Michael Buster, Susanne Sutchy,
Time: 115 min.
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The Yankles is a 2009 film directed by David R. Brooks, about a fictitious college-level baseball team made up of students from an Orthodox Yeshiva.
Filmed in Utah with a "predominantly Mormon cast," the film was shown at a number of film festivals, winning a number of festival awards, although it was never theatrically released.However, in 2012 it was picked up by Magnolia Home Entertainment for DVD release.
The Rosh yeshiva (rabbinical dean) of an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva (theological school) decides that the school should have a baseball team to compete in the college league. Elliot (Michael Buster), one of the students with a background in minor league baseball, is able to convince Charlie Jones (Brian Wimmer), a former major league player who had been imprisoned as a result of DUI convictions—and now has to perform almost 200 hours of community service—to coach the team. As he coaches the team, he gives the players "a new measure of skill and confidence," as they help him regain his self-respect.
The title is the name of the ball team, based on Yankle as the Yiddish language nickname for Jacob, used as a play-on-words with the famous ball team, the Yankees. An additional pun is reflected in the words painted on the school bus the yeshiva ball team uses: "In the Big Inning."
About Charlie Jones, a washed up, ex major league ballplayer, and how he gets a second chance at life and love by managing a Jewish, orthodox yeshiva baseball team.