Road to the Big Leagues is a sports movie that was released in 2004. The movie features the story of baseball in the Dominican Republic, and how it shapes many people's lives. The story revolves around a group of young men who have sacrificed almost everything to have a future in the game. For them, baseball is something that could turn their lives around. Other than the sport, all they would have is a life of crime and poverty and this is the one route they have towards success. We see how Dominican major league stars David Ortiz and Vladimir Guerrero grew up playing with pebbles in dirt roads, with nothing but a pipe dream of becoming world famous athletes and how they eventually got everything they dreamed of. This movie shows a side of baseball that most Americans have never seen; the impact that it has in other countries and other cultures besides their own.