Boys of Summer features former county league baseball star turned Marine, James Dalton, as he lies in a blast hole with his brother Jacob in Vietnam, staring death right in the face. The father of a true ball player, a rebel and a storyteller, James battles to keep his boys together through hardships of alcohol and drug abuse, death, decline and war. From Little League to the town’s famous “Summer League,” the Dalton boys grow to follow different paths in life that change the course of their family forever.

Boys of Summer (2006) Documentary | 95min | 21 February 2006 (USA) 8.7
Director: Robert David CochraneWriter: Robert David CochraneStars: Joe Buck, Dan Cochrane, Robert David CochraneSummary: My father (who has Parkinson Disease) and I road-tripped 20,000 miles in two months to see a game at each of the 30 Major League Ballparks. We also visited the MLB Hall of Fame, the Negro League Museum and the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. We interviewed father and sons, mothers and daughters as well as fellow Parkinsonians everywhere we went. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of this film will be donated to the Michael J Fox Foundation.


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