Yahoo! News (US), September 1, 2000
Pic A Foul Ball, Chicago Sez
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Two Chicago officials say Paramount's Windy City-set picture "Hardball" is not playing fair with foul language. Mayor Richard Daley and public schools head Paul Vallas ripped the Keanu Reeves starrer for its profanity-peppered portrayal of inner-city youth, many of them black.