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This highly rated independent production was written years before Bull Durham, and though it covers much of the same territory, it is considered worth seeing in its own right. In the story, Roy Dean Bream (William Russ) is too old to be part of his minor-league baseball team's cultural mainstream. In short, he's often ignored, derided, or treated to the worst or last of everything, like any other outcast. Tyrone (Glenn Plummer) is so young that it gives the same teammates who shun Roy the willies and reminds them that they too are getting older -- so he's an outcaste, too. What… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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"Plays an honorable game, tackling the touchy subject of ageism on the baseball field. But it's ultimately a hollow attempt, one that thinks that just by touching on a subject that it makes up a plot."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Pastime is a thoughtfully made and intimate drama about a veteran relief pitcher for a class D professional team who turns to mentoring a younger player as his way of saluting the sport he loves."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Great film on minor league baseball in a different time."
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
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