DVD Release: June 18, 2013


Gibsonburg is based on the true story of the only high school baseball team to win a state championship with a losing record. The team’s first year coach helped guide them from a 6-17 regular season to 8 post season victories and the state title. This magical, coming of age film deals not only with baseball, but the trials, tribulations, romances and mysteries that faced the teens along the way.

Dove Review

This is an inspiring movie about underdogs that overcome! The movie is based on a true story. The Gibsonburg, Ohio High School baseball team starts out not being able to catch the ball nor win games but the coach continues to tell them he has two rules: “You never give up, ever and secondly, believe in yourself and the team.” By the time the team gets to the play-offs, despite having more losses than wins, they begin to win when it counts.

The movie features terrific themes including pulling together as a team, that family is more important than money, and dreams really can come true. We are happy to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to “Gibsonburg” for ages twelve plus. “Gibsonburg” is a powerful drama!

Content Description

Sex: A minor character is seen in bed with a girl, cheating on his girlfriend, but the girlfriend finds out and breaks up with him; kissing between a couple.
Language: H-2; S-2; BS-1; A-1; Holy Crap-1; Frickin-1; Suck-1; Douchebag-1
Violence: A young man comments that he once saw a cow slaughtered but that the play of the team is worse to watch; player hit by ball and kid gets hit by pitch - both are intentional.
Drugs: Drinking at a party; some students are at a party and it is not clear what they are drinking; possible underage drinking in one scene; Beer sign; young man wants his girlfriend to steal liquor from a liquor cabinet but she refuses.
Nudity: Shirtless young man.
Other: A jump scene with bats; a young man urinates in a cup (not shown) and then gives it to a girl who takes a drink, not knowing what it is, and she spits it out; belching.


Company: Monarch Home Entertainment
Writer: Bob Mahaffey
Producer: Xcelerate Media Production Company
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter