The Hill Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

The Hill

August 25, 2023
2hr 6min
Status: released

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The Hill Movie Details:

Based onA treatment by Bill Chaffin
A screenplay by Stephen Hintz Aric Hornig
Country United States
Language English
Release dateAugust 25, 2023
Running time2hr 6min
Age ratingPG
StarringDennis Quaid
Colin Ford
Joelle Carter
Randy Houser
Jesse Berry
Bonnie Bedelia
Scott Glenn
Directed by Jeff Celentano
Screenplay byAngelo Pizzo
Scott Marshall Smith
Produced byJeff Celentano
Warren Ostergard
Cinematography by Kristopher Kimlin
Edited by Douglas Crise
Music byGeoff Zanelli
Production CompanyVitamin A Films
Rescue Dog Productions
Piney Pictures
Distributor Briarcliff Entertainment

The Hill Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Dennis Quaid as Pastor James Hill
  • Colin Ford as Rickey Hill
  • Joelle Carter as Hellen Hill, Rickey’s mother
  • Scott Glenn as Red Murff, the MLB scout who discovers Rickey
  • Siena Bjornerud as Gracie Shanz, Rickey’s girlfriend
  • Ryan Dinning as Robert Hill
  • Carina Worm as Connie Hill
  • Bonnie Bedelia as Gram
  • Randy Houser as Ray Clemons, a man from Rickey’s childhood who encourages him to try out for MLB
  • Jesse Berry as young Rickey Hill
  • John Smoltz as a baseball color commentator


Growing up impoverished in small-town Texas, young Rickey Hill shows an extraordinary ability for hitting a baseball, despite being burdened by leg braces from a degenerative spinal disease. His stern, pastor father (Dennis Quaid) discourages Rickey from playing baseball to protect him from injury and to have him follow in his footsteps and become a preacher. As a young man, Rickey (Colin Ford) becomes a baseball phenomenon. His desire to participate in a try-out for a legendary major league scout divides the family and threatens Rickey’s dream of playing professional baseball.

The Hill Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide Collection$7.6 million

The Hill Movie tracklist:

1.“The Hill”2:18
2.“Young Rickey”1:58
3.“Zero Smoke Breaks”2:29
4.“That’s Gonna Be You One Day”1:56
5.“False Idols”0:59
6.“You Do Not Deserve James Hill”1:00
8.“The Heaven I know”2:28
9.“I Stay Down Here, I’m Dead”1:41
10.“Calm Your Mind”2:38
11.“Dreaming of the Majors”1:53
13.“Off He Goes”1:02
14.“Sure You Ain’t Cheatin’?”3:10
15.“Don’t Wanna Make You Suffer”5:12
16.“Operation Rickey Hill”1:38
17.“You Are Gonna Paralyze Him”1:50
18.“It’ll Take Time”2:16
19.“Bring Down Goliath”3:12
20.“I’ll Prevail”2:16
21.“Breakin’ Windshields”2:44
22.“How Many Miracles Do You Need?”2:24
23.“Go Get ‘Em”1:44
24.“It’s Your Time”2:26
25.“Designated Hitter”2:05
26.“Get Up”3:48
27.“Father and Son”3:45

About The Hill Movie:

The Hill is an American biographical sports drama film about baseball player Rickey Hill overcoming a physical handicap to try out for a legendary major league scout. It was directed by Jeff Celentano from a screenplay by Angelo Pizzo and Scott Marshall Smith. It stars Dennis Quaid, Colin Ford, Joelle Carter, Randy Houser, Jesse Berry, Bonnie Bedelia, and Scott Glenn.

Principal photography for the film began in November 2021 in Augusta, Georgia, and ended in December 2021. Other locations included the Lake Olmstead Stadium and the Central Savannah River Area.

The historic Wrightsboro Church in McDuffie County was used to depict a 1960s-era church in rural Texas.

This was Scott Marshall Smith’s final film before his death in December 2020.

Director of this film Jeff Celentano said, “I’m setting out to make an iconic film in the classic sense, a beautiful sweeping and powerful inspirational story. One that will stand the test of time like Blindside, Rudy, Field of Dreams, and The Natural. Dennis was the first and only person I thought of for the lead role upon reading the script.”

The Hill was released theatrically in the United States on August 25, 2023, by Briarcliff Entertainment.