KID DANNY

Directed by Andrew Cohn

At 14, Danny Almonte was accused of cheating in the Little League World Series. Now, years later, he tells his side of the story. Watch Video

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About Kid Danny

Film Summary

In the summer of 2001, a controversy unlike any other led to the disqualification of the Bronx baseball team from the Little League World Series. At the center of the bizarre story was a quiet, unassuming 14-year-old kid named Danny Almonte. Nicknamed "The Little Unit," the hard-throwing left-hander was exposed by Sports Illustrated as being too old to have competed in the tournament. The story instantly caught national and even international attention, as Danny was pushed into the spotlight and accused of cheating in the most sacred of all amateur sports. Twelve years later, the reclusive Almonte finally tells the truth about one of the strangest chapters in youth sports history: a hoax that would forever change the way people view amateur athletics in America.

Andrew Cohn

Andrew Cohn is a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker living in New York. His first feature-length documentary "Medora," produced by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and aired on PBS' critically acclaimed "Independent Lens" series. He is also the creator and producer of the off-Broadway play "FOUND: People Find Stuff. Now It's a Show." In 2009, he directed the documentary-short "Dynamic Tom," which was featured on McSweeney's "Wholphin No. 12" DVD of short films. He has directed material for both Comedy Central and Fuse. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @AndrewPCohn.

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