Hard Ball poster

DVD & Blu-ray Release Date

DVD: Hard Ball DVD release date is set for February 19, 2002. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.

Blu-ray: Hard Ball Blu-ray will be available the same day as the DVD. Blu-ray and DVD releases are typically released around 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital: Hard Ball digital release from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases. The estimate release date is February 2002. We will update this page with more details as they become available. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release.

Hard Ball stars Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne, Julian Griffith. View everything you need to know about the movie below.



IMDb Rating




Theater Date

September 14, 2001


Conor O’Neil has a promising career as a lawyer that gets seriously derailed by a gambling habit that lands him in a huge heap of debt. This predicament is compounded by a drinking habit that’s hard to shake. To get a loan to pay back his debt, he agrees to coach a group of ten-year-old boys from Chicago’s poor, run-down Cabrini-Green housing project. At first he gives simple, token effort. As he learns the boys’ stories and sees their lives, he doubles down on his emotional investment and becomes a father figure to them. Through the help of schoolteacher Elizabeth Wilkes, Conor learns to care more about the boys’ problems than his own personal ones, and the ragtag group of baseball players bonds together and truly becomes a team.

R Rating

Hard Ball DVD/Blu-ray is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.


[vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63OFSv2LGlU” ]

Reviews [star rating=”6.1″ ]

The movie currently has a 6.1 out of 10 IMDb rating and 48 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.



Box Office

$40.2 million


Romantic Comedy



Theatrical Release Date: September 14, 2001
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: February 19, 2002
Age Rating: R
Runtime: 106 minutes
Budget: $32,000,000
Box Office: $40.2 million
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Language: English