Here we go - day two and the next two numbers:
8 - For Love of the Game
Synopsis: Forty-year-old pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) is practically a dinosaur by professional baseball standards, fast approaching the end of his career. But, as Chapel stands on the mound pitching the game of his life, his thoughts don't turn to his prized history in sports, but rather return again and again to his tumultuous relationship with Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston), a single mom who has stood at his side through the good and the bad but is now on the verge of leaving him.
How could I not love this one? It's about baseball, it's got Kevin Costner - win, win. Side note: Years ago, I went to an Anaheim Angels pre-season baseball game against the team from Cal State Fullerton. Guess who played for Fullerton in that game? Kevin Costner! He graduated from Fullerton and has been very supportive of the school over the years. It was so much fun to see him play.21 - Space Cowboys
Synopsis: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner star as a group of pilots whose time has come to serve their country and fulfill their dream of going to space. In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, they were pushed aside for a chimpanzee. The team retired, but the dream of going into space never died.
Again, how could I not love this one? Space, NASA, and the four stars?!? I can watch this movie over and over (and I have). Side note: Part of the movie was filmed at Rockwell in Downy, California, during the summer that my son was working there, shortly before he went to the Air Force Academy. The first parents weekend at AFA, he and I went to see the movie. It's always fun to have a personal connection to a film. Rockwell, by the way, as since been bought by Boeing and the Downey facility, where the Space Shuttles were built, was eventually closed. The Columbia Memorial Space Center is now at that location (http://columbiaspacescience.org/
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