Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Genre:  Documentary
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 4.88
based on 18 votes and 5 reviews
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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel's national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world's best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel.

Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.

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  • 5 stars "Loved every minute of this delightful film from beginning to end! To see & hear these modest respectful athletes & their wives was a sheer joy! To watch them bond with each other & with their ancestral home was sheer joy! And their ball playing was awesome - 200-1 my foot!"
  • 5 stars "The best movie I have seen this year!. What a feel good movie, heartwarming, feel good. My husband and I and friends all loved it. See it while you can."
  • 5 stars "This documentary was about an event that I have never heard of before. While I am not a big baseball fan, I still found the story heartwarming, interesting and a must see. The theater had lots of empty seats - but I suspect that would change if people actually knew that that this movie exists (we heard about it last minute). My wife and I thought it was entertaining and would highly recommend it to others."
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