Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger

Year: 2018
Running Time: 86
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Cast
Ike Davis
Josh Zeid
Ryan Lavarnway
Sam Fuld
Jason Marquis
Danny Valencia

Crew
Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger


A team of nice Jewish baseball players takes on the world. 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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