S.I.M Rating: 6.58 out of 10 (4 Votes)
Cast: William Russ, Glenn Plummer, Noble Willingham, Jeffrey Tambor, Scott Plank, Deirore O'Connell
Set in California, circa 1957, Pastime is a 1991 baseball film which explores the often unseen side of minor league ball and the unfulfilled dreams and aspirations of journeymen athletes.
Roy Bream is a 41 year old pitcher, still hanging on to the "dream" of somehow, some way, making it back to the big leagues. He has little in common with his younger teammates, but that doesn't stop him from trying to impart advice to them. When a talented young black pitcher joins the team, only Roy seems to welcome him, and the issue of racial prejudice works its' way into the storyline.
Pastime is a low-budget production with a largely unknown cast. William Russ is understatedly effective as Bream, while sharp observers may notice baseball Hall of Famers Bob Feller, Duke Snider and Bill Mazeroski in small roles.