Returning Mickey Stern | 2003
In the 1950s, Mickey Stern, a wildly naïve 17 year old kid, discovers the magical Fire Island for the first time. There, he meets his true love, Leah, and courts her. Mickey wants the American Dream--to wear pinstripes as a New York Yankee, to find riches and fame and love, and to fight the "Commies" in Korea. But, their love doesn't overcome everything, and he and Leah go their separate ways. Full of regrets, Mickey finds himself wishing he could turn back time. Fifty years later, Mickey still has dreams of playing for the Bronx Bombers and bringing the world's last remaining "Commies" to justice. He returns to Fire Island with his best friend Harry, the New York Bagel Czar. Mickey discovers that the magic has not left Fire Island. He meets a young woman named Ilana, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Leah. But even more shockingly, he meets a young man who is, quite literally, a 17 year old version of himself. This is Mickey's chance to right past wrongs, and he has just one week to do it. He teaches Michael how to become a better ball player and how to be a better man. But with slicked-back hair and hormones in maximum overdrive, Michael might not have what it takes to romance Ilana.